This is just about the weirdest trailer you’ll see between now and the New Year. Patch Town is some kind of insane, twisted vision of the Cabbage Patch Kids, but featuring one of the Strangers from Dark City, the Santas from City of Lost Children, and the crazy factories of something like Brazil. WTF?! I…I can’t make heads or tails of this, guys. It’s a musical, too?!?! Here’s a synopsis.
After years in a loving home, Jon, a toy, was forgotten, deserted and ultimately betrayed by his adoptive mother. He returns to live a sad life as a worker on the line; a life of factory work and oppression in a place where hundreds of cabbage babies are born every day. The thankless task of shucking, picking, and processing these newborns to go out into the world and to their new mothers has taken its toll on Jon. With each new birth, Jon slips deeper into sadness, lamenting the days when life was good and he was loved.
When Jon learns that the evil child catcher, Yuri, has discovered Jon and his wife Mary have stolen a new born baby from the factory floor, he moves into action to escape the oppressive city and find a safe home for his wife and child. Jon and his family finally manage to escape and make their way to the big city, a place and a people they have come to fear. He soon finds work during the holiday season through his new friend Sly, who gives him the do’s and don’ts of operating in the human world.
With each day, Jon and Mary find the safety and sense of home they have always longed for, but it isn’t enough. Yuri soon discovers that Jon and his family have escaped and he sets out to kidnap the one person who will bring them back to him: his mother. Jon is torn between saving the mother he has always dreamed or saving his own family.
Jon finds the courage to return to Patch Town to not only save his mother but his own people and to truly be free. For as long as Patch Town exists as an oppressive place him and all of his kind can never be free!