I’m sure by now we all know how much I love animation. It’s an art form that I’m constantly in awe of. I love full length animated movies, but there are also a lot of really incredible animated shorts out there. Recently I stumbled on The Missing Scarf, an animated short film directed by Eoin Duffy and narrated by George Takei. The Missing Scarf follows Albert the Squirrel as he goes to look for his favorite scarf. Along the way he meets many other creatures in the forest. The film deals with some of the common fears we face in life, and the animation style is beautiful. It’s simple but effective. The Missing Scarf has been very well received and has won quite a few awards for best animation at multiple film festivals now. It’s admittedly a pretty dark comedy, but it does put some things into perspective. Take a look!
Check out Furries Furever by Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges and Dreamscapes Magical Menagerie by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law to learn how to draw your own animals and creatures. Then you could use your characters for an animation like this one!
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