Being the Grim Reaper isn’t always an easy job. This particular Grim Reaper is known as Dji and he seems to be quite unlucky. The following short, Dji. Death Fails was directed by Dmitri Voloshin at the animation studio Simpals. There’s no dialogue but the music perfectly articulates what’s going on. The animation is so well done and even though the Grim Reaper is a dark hooded figure, he’s very expressive!
Poor guy can’t seem to catch a break! Dji has featured in some other animated shorts by the studio Simpals. Maybe one of these days this unlucky Grim Reaper will have an easy time grabbing a soul but it’s seem like that won’t be today.
These videos are great. I hope they continue the series and do even more videos featuring Dji! Go here for some behind-the-scenes info on how Dji, Death Sails was made!
What other mishaps can you imagine the Grim Reaper getting into? Check out Drawing Cartoon Faces by 8fish and Harry Hamernik for tutorials on cartoon expressions and how to tell stories. Then try animating your own cartoon!
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