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DAVE MADE A MAZE Takes Papercraft to Fantastic New Heights

DAVE MADE A MAZE Takes Papercraft to Fantastic New Heights

Calvin & Hobbes taught an entire generation that a simple cardboard box can be anything you need it to be, and in the new film Dave Made a Maze, imagination seems to run amok IRL when the worlds of child-like make–believe and indie film absurdity crash together in perfect harmony.

My childhood was absolutely filled with cardboard re-purposed as playthings, which is why I think I’m so enamored with this trailer. My Ninja Turtles, Army Ants, and Food Fighters needed bases to fight in and cities to protect, and what better way to turn things up a notch than with sprawling lengths of cardboard destined for more than just the recycle bin.

The new film features Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani (Weird Loners), James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros.), Stephanie Allynne (Dream Corp LLC), and OK Go’s Tim Nordwind venturing deep into a labyrinth of cardboard and paper craft that’s taken on some sort of supernatural property. Its outward appearance is that of a kid’s cardboard fort in the middle of an apartment, but inside it becomes a winding, handmade world full of dangers at every turn. Case-in-point: a cardboard Minotaur that’s none too happy people are in his labyrinth.

This utterly charming paper craft film is available to pre-order in digital format on iTunes for a Aug 18, 2017 release. We’ve got our fingers crossed it’ll include some behind-the-scenes footage because we absolutely need to know how much time and effort went into these amazing cardboard creations.

What do you think of the trailer? What were your best cardboard creations as a kid? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

Image: Dave Made A Maze | YouTube Movies

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