Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A Morning Stroll

Amidst all the razzmatazz of the BAFTAs it may have escaped your notice that the Short Animation was won by A Morning Stroll (2011). This is a British animation directed by Grant Orchard of Studio AKA in London and produced by Sue Goffe, the studio's head of production. The film started life as a one-minute project to test Studio AKA's animation skills and became a short movie project in its own right. It explores the old joke "Why did the chicken cross the road?" in the past, present and future. It has been nominated for an Oscar (title link). Studio AKA is behind many TV commercials. My favourite is the Money Manager ad with the over indulged hamster it made for Lloyds TSB (CLICK: 5th row, 6th column). I'm still wondering why Rango won the BAFTA Best Animated Feature Film. Its trailer didn't impress me at all.


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