24 July 2012

The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete

The western is a genre which, in my humble opinion, is sorely underused in this day and age. So, imagine my delight when I came across this – the Ballad of Poisonberry Pete. As the title suggests, it is a western with a difference – in as much as all the residents of the Wild West town of Crusty Ridge are all pies. Sounds silly? Well, yes – that’s the point.

Pete is something of a loner, an enigma who walks in to town one day and puts the fear of the baker’s in to the townsfolk. What will save the day? You had better watch to find out! This very funny animated short was created by Adam Campbell, Elizabeth McMahill and Uri Lotan for Cartoon Brew's 3rd Student Animation Festival.