|CEE Animation Forum
A young girl wants a dog so bad that she's willing to believe something all together bigger is one.
A young girl really wants a dog. One day she's walking in the woods and she comes across a small fluffy animal that she takes in as one; even though it's actually a bear. They have adventures and grow close, until one day the dog's true identity as a bear is discovered and he's taken away to a zoo. The little girl then breaks the bear free and they escape to the woods to live happily.
This book is full of love and charm, the characters instantly cling on to your soul as you follow them through beautifully illustrated pages. These environments are oozing with details that have characters begging to bring even more richness to the story as an animated short. The story is told in the book with a light touch that makes it’s potential as an animation very exciting, and the themes it touches on are ones that we think every little boy and girl think about from time to time. Of loneliness, and of a wild beast being a soft, cuddly protector.
Daniel Gray studied animation at the University of Wales, Newport. His co-directed graduation short film, t.o.m. (2006) was an instant success at international film festivals, collecting awards from Ottawa, Annecy, and Sundance, as well as at the British Animation Awards. Their next film, teeth (2015), screened at more than 40 festivals and won numerous awards. His most recent film, Hide, is a co-production between La Cellule, CUB Animation, and the NFB.
Bella Szederkényi graduated as an animation filmmaker at MOME in Budapest in 2009, after directing her multi-award-winning diploma film Orsolya. She then completed three years of her DLA studies, and in 2015 she and Bálint Farkas Gelley founded CUB Animation Studio, where she’s slowly shifted her role from directing to producing, helping young talents find opportunities to create their own films. She is also a lecturer at the ASF animation workshops and the MOME Animation department.
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