Monday, 24 January 2011

The Gruffalo

This is a short animation that was aired over Christmas on BBC1 based on the classical Gruffalo book. I missed it when it was on and only got around to watching yesterday. It's a lovely animation, great story telling and especially good to see something aimed at kids that's a classic and not all these weirdly shaped freaky looking things that they have these days. Kids need monsters and animals!

It was rendered sooo nicely. It looked like it was based on stop motion puppets in places from the textures on the characters. There was a lot of great use of depth of field and some of the shots were magical. Studio Soi did a great job on this one.

You can watch it in two parts on youtube, where you can also find "the making of the gruffalo".

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