13 August 2010

The Owl and the Pussycat - Animated

It is rare that one finds something on the internet that can immediately and unequivocally be described as charming, such is the preponderance of sites featuring naked drunk people or blown up body parts or horrific accidents or silly place names.... OK, rant over.  However, when I came across this lovely animation of The Owl and the Pussycat, possibly Edward Lear's most famous poem, that was the word that came immediately to mind - and I hope you will agree.

The film is the work of the Adam Walker Studio and Adam Walker himself takes the voice credit for the Owl (with the voice for the Pussycat provided by Sarah Mae Brown and the poem narrated by Philip Lowe).  The studio has been operating since 2000 and their aim is to produce visual content that tells a story - which they most certainly have done here.  One of the cooler points of the animation is the little transparent guys running around after each scene in their hurry to get the next one off the ground.  With that sort of team, what can go wrong?

The studio is based in Tasmania, Australia - and their website is well worth a visit to check out their other features and projects.  In the meantime, do enjoy The Owl and the Pussycat. If you would like to check out some background to the project, visit the studio blog...