Leonardo da Vinci, an iconic figure of the Renaissance era, stands as one of history’s most celebrated polymaths. Born in 1452 in Vinci, Italy, da Vinci was renowned as a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, and anatomist.
Da Vinci’s amazing artwork, scientific studies, and innovative designs had a big impact on the world. Even today, his work continues to inspire people and capture their imaginations
Exploring Leonardo da Vinci’s Final Journey: “The Inventor”
In the animated feature film, “The Inventor,” writer/director Jim Capobianco delves into the lesser-known aspects of the renowned painter and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. Capobianco, known for his work on the acclaimed film “Ratatouille,” weaves together traditional 2D and stop-motion animation, along with original music and lyrics by Alex Mandel.
Reflecting on da Vinci’s beliefs about procrastination and unfinished work, Capobianco tells the story of da Vinci’s later years in France.
“I realized it’s about what you leave behind for others and how you affect other people with what you do, how you change other people’s lives while you’re here. I realized with Leonardo da Vinci, he’s the perfect kind of foil for that because here I am making a film about him 500 years after he lived, and we still talk about him. He has such an impact on us and the idea of invention and the idea of curiosity and everything he accomplished.”Jim Capobianco
The Inventor: A Fusion of Animation And Music In Collaboration
Directed by Jim Capobianco and Pierre-Luc Granjon, “The Inventor” combines distinct visual styles seamlessly. This Irish co-production, presented by Curiosity Studio (Ireland) and Foliascope (France), has garnered international recognition, with MK2 handling international sales. The film was chosen as a work in progress for the esteemed Annecy International Animation Festival.
The film features a talented voice cast including Daisy Ridley, Marion Cotillard, Matt Berry, and Stephen Fry. The film’s music is composed by Alex Mandel whose dedication led to a complex and diverse score, incorporating instruments recorded in different countries to capture the essence of Leonardo da Vinci’s innovative spirit.
In conclusion, the film is a harmonious blend of artistry and technical prowess, capturing the essence of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable legacy!