Animated Trailer

While studying abroad in Weurzburg, Germany, I had the opportunity to take an animation class that focused on the topic of children’s programming. This animated short acts as a trailer for a hypothetical full-length feature based on a story of the same name by James Thurber.

The animations were created using a variety of methods and programs. In addition to creating character illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, individual frames of hand-drawn illustrations were captured and animated in program called Dragonframe. The various pieces and techniques were ultimately brought together and animated using Adobe AfterEffects. The voiceovers for the short film were recorded in the sound studio at the University of Weurzburg with the aid three other American exchange students.