‘Buy Buy Baby’ by Gervais Merryweather

It’s the roaring twenties and things are looking great for Frederick Frinklesworth II and the rest of the New York Stock Exchange, but when his daughter Betty is left in his care for the day can Fredrick and Wall Street survive the mayhem that ensues?

CREDITS
Director: Gervais Merryweather
Writer: Gervais Merryweather, Adele Coburn
Art Director and backgrounds: Henry Lambourne
Concept artist: Daniel Permutt
Animation assistants: Henry Lambourne, Emiliano Gonzales Alcocer
Daniel Permutt, Joshua Butler,Elias “Uva” Diaz
VFX Supervisor: Victor Tomi
VFX Artist: Jason Evans, Doychin Margoevski
Editor: Chloe Lambourne
Composer: Jonathan Hill
Sound designer: Vicente Villaescusa
Cinematographer: David Woodman
Concept Designer: John Merry
Created at the National Film & Television School, 2012


  • Ant G

    SO GOOD. It is beautiful and exciting to look at. I felt the undertone message could have been expanded on more but that would have been only been possible with more time/frames. It’s a great short nonetheless for how entertaining it is.

  • DangerMaus

    Amusing. Didn’t see really see the connection between them yelling over the kid, the stock market crash and the “end of civilization” chaos. That part didn’t seem to be very well thought out. Also, animators sure love that UPA look. UPA would be proud that their “look” has managed to outlast them for decades.

    • martin

      yeah that aspect felt a bit forced and clumsy to me. and like Ant G said the underlying structure/message could be a bit stronger. regardless this is a charming short with nice production values.

      • DangerMaus

        Yes, it looked pretty good. The end credit song “Buy Buy Baby” was pretty good as well. Sort of sounded like a cross between Rag and ’40s Big Band.

  • applemeh

    Seen this on the big screen, even better on the small screen. Which is rare! Beautiful!