Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Big Fish, Wrapped in a Small Book, Inside a Short Video: Part II

As is often the case, one good thing usually leads us to another. Last weekend we shared a short video retelling Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea in a series of stop-motion hand drawings.

Now we’ve discovered the amazing animated short below. Created over the course of two years by artist Alexandr Petrov, this paint-on-glass animation netted Petrov the Oscar for Best Animated Short in 1999. The original film runs about 20 minutes, but this 8-minute version still captures the major plot points of The Old Man and the Sea. And it’s gorgeous to look at:


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