"The greatest animated romance since Tim Burton's stop-motion masterpiece, 'Corpse Bride'" – James Verniere, Boston Herald
JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART is a surreal animated film full of fabulous steampunk inventions, unforgettable characters, enchanting music, and fantastic adventures.
Edinburgh, late 19th century. Little Jack is born on a day so cold that his heart remains frozen. Madeleine the midwife saves his life by inserting a cuckoo-clock in place of his defective heart. It will work, she warns him, as long as Jack observes three golden rules. First of all, he must never touch the hands of the clock. Secondly, he must control his anger. And last, but certainly not least, he must never, ever fall in love. The moment Jack sets eyes on a young girl singing on a street corner, the hands of his clock-heart begin to race. Desperate to find her again, Jack launches himself into a romantic quest that will lead him from the lochs of Scotland, to the city of Paris, and all the way to Andalusia…
Produced by Luc Besson and Virginie Silla-Besson, this whimsical animated film is perfect for kids, tweens, and the whole family.