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Trailer Blazer: 'Persepolis'

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The Simpsons Movie and Beowulf and even Ratatouille, good as they are, can all pack up and go home, because Persepolis is totally gonna win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

If the trailer’s any indication, this film will be as heartbreaking, illuminating, and hysterical beautiful as the autobiographical graphic novel (by Marjane Satrapi) on which it was based. Beyond that, it’s always encouraging to see animated films that reach for something that Shrek the Third can’t hope to grasp: art.