Today, as part of Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival, we’re delighted to present Pest by Nooree Kim of Toronto’s Sheridan College. This is either genius–or the stuff of nightmares. Inspired and subversive, Pest is our kind of cartoon fun. Outrageous character, silly pranks, beautifully staged and fully realized. Oh yeah, and leaving you wanting more: the true mark of a successful project. Kim can draw, has a point of view and is funny.
Continue reading for comments from the filmmaker Nooree Kim:
My process for developing this film might be a bit backwards compared to other people. I consider myself more of a design person then an animator or story artist. I wanted to focus my attention on designing strong characters first and then developing a story around them. After I had more or less locked down my designs, I tried putting him in different situations and I imagined how he and the people around him would react to them. Eventually I realized that with such an impish character, it was only right that he should think that he is in charge of most of the situations that he gets into, up until the point where he gets what he deserves.