Primevals VOD Release Confirmed for Awaited Stop-Motion Monster Film

The long-in-development stop-motion film “The Primevals” is finally set to premiere, decades after its creator David W. Allen began working on it. The film is a passion project of the late Allen, an animation legend known for his work on “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Willow,” and “Puppet Master.” With “The Primevals” coming to home digital platforms, the anticipation surrounding its release is palpable.

“The Primevals” Finds its Home

“The Primevals” will be exclusively available on Amazon Prime Video and Full Moon Features streaming service starting May 31, 2024. Additionally, a special edition Blu-ray release from Full Moon is set to be launched in July of the same year.

Premise of “The Primevals”

The plot of “The Primevals” is set in the Himalayas, where a humanoid creature is subdued and killed by a group of Sherpas. The remains of the creature, including a brain that seems to have undergone surgery, ends up in the hands of Dr. Claire Collier, portrayed by Juliet Mills. Believing the creature to be a legendary Yeti, Dr. Collier, accompanied by big-game hunter Rondo Montana (Leon Russom), her former student Matt Connor (Richard Joseph Paul), and others, embarks on an expedition to find more of these creatures. Their journey results in an interaction with a tribe of primitive hominids and leads to the unsettling discovery of creatures beyond their wildest imagination.

The Journey of “The Primevals”

The production of “The Primevals” was not without its hurdles. David W. Allen worked on this film for decades and had completed the live-action photography in 1994 through Full Moon. With plans for an extended post-production phase to finalize hundreds of stop-motion effects shots, the film was aimed to be the company’s largest production. Unfortunately, Allen’s diagnosis and eventual death from cancer in 1999 left the film incomplete. The project was revived by Full Moon in 2018, giving it the final touches it needed.

Wrapping Up

The release of “The Primevals” marks the end of a long journey for this passion project. Fans of stop-motion film and the works of David W. Allen are keenly waiting to dive into this world of mythical creatures. Those interested can visit HitPlay for more information related to its release and streaming options.

This underlines the saying that good things take time and “The Primevals” is nothing if not a testament to that. With its release, viewers will get a chance to appreciate the labor of love Allen put into the film even if it took decades to complete. This indeed is a very special tribute paid to the legendary animation artist, David W. Allen.

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