Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Fantastic in the Fine Arts: Crayon Dragon

Toniko Pantoja is a film student studying animation, and on her blog, she recently posted her second-year film, which is entitled "Crayon Dragon."  It's whimsical and heartwarming, and the animation, while simple, draws you into the film almost immediately.

Take a look:





What I think I enjoy most about the film is how it functions as metafiction--by telling a story about the power of art, it draws attention to the power that it has, too.  And that is something powerful indeed.

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