Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Balloon-y Beasts

a short film for the International Festival of Animated Film

I can't get over the zebras. Apart from being hilarious and, well, round, they are incredibly realistic. Take a look at how they behave when they are drinking at the water hole. The whole film is a great example of what you can get away with when you get the basics and the little details right. Disney knows this and Pixar have perfected it. Finding Nemo is where they did it best - Nemo and Dory both have very human faces and so we relate to them readily, but all the rest is extremely well observed and animated: how they move, how their scales shine in a certain light ect. It's actually possible to freeze a frame and pick out the different species of marine life in the background. I love this.

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