26 November 2011


A girl finds herself with strange dinner companions in a regimented meal.  Yet she is lively of spirit and more than a little rebellious and decides to do things her own way! This is a strange but alluring animation from Heartburnfilm, which is a thesis project by a group of students from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan.

There are elements of the fairy tale here and the clever use of different kinds of animation sets the little girl apart from her dining companions.  Of course a child’s imagination can often go overboard and you must stick around this animation until the end to see the twist in the tale, as it were!

There is also an interesting Tumbler page associated with Heartburn where you can find lots more about how it was made.