Season’s Greetings Redux

Jerry already shared a few of the holiday greetings he received so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites too.

Hands down my favorite greeting of the year: Joe Pelling designed and directed this one for London-based production studio Sherbert. All the models were cut from wood and hand painted (see the making of photos). The spirit of George Pal lives on!

CREDITS
A film by Nicos Livesey, Azusa Nakagawa, Joseph Pelling, and Becky Sloan
Photographed by Thomas Bolwell
Sound by Andrew Kinnear and Joseph Pelling


Colorado-based filmmaker Corrie Francis Parks depicts snow with an ironic use of sand animation.


Queens, NY-based David Sheahan, whose short film Together! earlier appeared on Cartoon Brew TV, created this cheery holiday ditty.


Rio de Janeiro-based artists Cristina Eiko and Paulo Crumbim, who publish a webcomic in both Portuguese and English at QuadrinhosA2.com, created this greeting.


  • http://www.webcomicsnation.com/dholvrsn/index.php Doug Holverson

    Loved the Pal Puppetoons feeling of the first one.

  • http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog michael sporn

    These are all great pieces though I especially love the George Pal piece by Sherbet. They’re the ones who did that beautiful Mastercard House spot a couple of years ago. Snow is also wonderful. Excellent timing and great imagery.

  • Jessica Britton

    Nice to hear the late Jim Reeves voice again, even in “chipmunk” style! Haven’t heard his song “Snowflake” in many years! Also loved the stop-motion and sandtable works, thanks for sharing all those!

  • Sat

    Excellent shorts! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen sand animation and loved it. Bravo!

    • http://www.corriefrancis.com Corrie Francis Parks

      Thanks, Sat. It’s true, there aren’t many of us pushing sand around these days. Glad you enjoyed the little short!

  • http://www.elliotelliotelliot.com Elliot Cowan

    Yes, that Sherbert piece is wonderful.
    And of course anything by Dave Sheahan is worth a visit.

  • http://jessicaplummer.blogspot.com Jessica Plummer

    I love, not just the animation in the Sherbert greeting, but also the nice use of color that’s more teal and red instead of the common green and red. And my god, David’s has me in tears over here! Bravo, Mr. Sheahan, you never disappoint! =D

  • Paul N

    I’ve always been a huge fan of George Pal’s work, and it’s a thrill to see someone revisiting the technique. Love the behind the scenes photos too!