I think we could agree that if given the choice to explore with monsters or explore monasteries… give me monsters. Emile Gignoux is one heck of an animator and while this short is only a year old, Gignoux was part of the Animation Department for the Oscar Nominated animation feature, The Breadwinner. In the Dark Dark Woods we meet a princess not all to interested in the choirs and responsibilities of the regal life. In this Where the Wild Things Are meets Sofia the First as the young princess will enjoy some time getting away from it all.
Please enjoy today’s short: Dark Dark Woods
Also, for anyone interested in the supplementary material, Emile Gignoux has a step by step creation of the Dark Dark Woods effect as well as other animatics for other productions that seem interesting. Also, play this at like 1:54 and Rasputin’s song from Anastasia and this becomes a fun little romp.
As for a review, I enjoyed it its very sweet with a nice overall aesthetic. I think it’s a little too transparent in some of the strict framing but it does make each still pleasing to look at. There’s a lot of analogous color schemes and it does a good job at still keeping the imagery dynamic and never feels that it blends into a singular color panel. I also want to compliment the clear use of slow moving objects like strict-postured nuns to play with slower frame rates and turned the limited movement into a good animation designed for this project.
That’s it for today’s spooky short, be sure to check back tomorrow for another. Be sure to like and follow/subscribe to the feature creator to support the short shown and to like and follow me to follow along and support 31 spooks of October. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a spooky, scary month. Goodbye now.
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