17 July 2011

Tooth Fairy Affair

A young boy needs some money to pay a visit to the local funfair but, alas, his funds fall short of his aspirations. So, he comes up with a cunning plan to earn himself the extra money that he needs.

This charming short animation is directed, animated and composited by Izabela Melamed using traditional hand-drawn animation techniques.  The music is by Jack Brewer.

It is great to see people still animating with pencil and paper, don’t you think? Melamed is a well established character animator, storyboard artist and animation director. Career highlights include her work at National Cartoon Animation Studio Sofia in Bulgaria, Anima Studios in Israel and Wild Brain in San Francisco, United States.

Izabela currently lives in her native Bulgaria and works as a freelance animator.