8 April 2011


Did you ever have restless nights when you were a child and imagined that all manner of creatures were around your bed? Then this delightful animation by Janine Carbone is for you! A small girl must retrieve her teddy bear from the little three eyed monster who has stolen it – and to do so she must embark on a frightening journey.

This animated short was animated in the traditional way and was heavily influenced by German Expressionism as well as Edward Gorey's crosshatched stories. It really does capture the isolated sense of fear experienced by many children when separated from their toys. Created over a twenty week period this was produced at the Rochester Institute of Technology where Carbone is in her third year studying film and animation.