This Russian animation of a child’s nightmare is just incredible. The video is in the top 20 viral video list and the soft and dreamily drawn artwork is beautiful. According to the person who uploaded it,
it was drawn by pastel penciles on paper, animated in computer, but not in 3D programmes, all is 2D 🙂
It’s a kind of Where the Wild Things Are meets Surrealist art meets New Media.
Speaking of Where the Wild Things Are, one of my favourite children’s classic picture books, it is being made into a realistic movie. Here’s the trailer:
Apparently the children’s author Maurice Sendak is “thrilled” at the film version of his book, however I am not yet convinced – maybe after years of teaching children’s literature and studying the picture book images it feels like too much back-story is filled in (always a problem with any movie interpretation of a well-loved book of course). However, this trailer also hit the top 20 viral video list last week, so its getting a lot of buzz.