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Jan 16, 2007 | 10:16 PM EST
  • Daily Feature January 18, 2007

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Author Comments

This was animated in February 1997, while Gel and I were Juniors in high school. We were given a poem that was commonly read to kids while the actions were played out with pieces of felt, and we turned it into a clay animated story instead! Upon its original completion it was met with enthusiastic cheers from a large group of elementary school children. Now, 10 years later, I dusted off the original 8mm tape and rerecorded the narration/voices and composed a brand new song to give this cute little tale new life!

Reviews


bATLbATL

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars January 19, 2007

Phallic car aside ...

Phallic car aside, it was very well done. Aside from the whole teaching kids to call cubes squares and spheres circles and such. I would have remembered that had I seen it in my childhood. It's also a nice implied moral when you mention that the house tree and pond were all free and the mouse proceeds to lose the house. Something along the lines of "What costs nothing is fleeting", I suppose.



farfletchedfarfletched

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 19, 2007

Awesomes!

Nice work guys!!

Just what I needed this moring at work! Keep it up! Love these feel good animations :P



Kitsune2006Kitsune2006

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 19, 2007

Very nice

Great claymation. That's really all I can say. :P



HashimuraHashimura

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 19, 2007

Outstanding. Absolutly Outsandting

Both of you out did yourself with that maginificant piece of art. It is very time comsuming and it takes a lot of patients, but you two showed how dedication can make a playful things as it is clay and turn it into an entertaining motion picture. Let's not forget the music, it blended in perfectly and the song helped fill in all the gaps. Would've worked a little more on erasing the strings from the final cut, but overall great work. A+


Dustball responds:

Thanks! I actually left the strings in intentionally since back when we made this there was no computer assistance (this was shot straight to videotape!) So now when I was digitizing it I wanted to keep it preserved the way it was originally made. Thick, intrusive strings and all! :)


gamerpeepinpagamerpeepinpa

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 18, 2007

Nice one (even if it is kiddy)!

Hey this is a good claymation! Good job!