A happy ending

Manohla Dargis put it best in THE NEW YORK TIMES when she called it, “The best bit of animation to originate in a DreamWorks film yet.” She was referring to the terrific end credit sequence for LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, which you can watch for free at IFILM — without having to endure the two hours of junk preceding it. Stylistically, the work reminds me a bit of Lane Smith and a bit of Lotte Reiniger, but with a completely original overriding vision. There were three artists responsible for the sequence: Benjamin Goldman, Todd Hemker and Jamie Caliri. I don’t know much about any of them, but Hemker had a FILM at last year’s Annecy Film Festival (which I somehow missed) and Ben Goldman has a WEBSITE with more examples of his work. Here’s to hoping we’ll see more inspired work from these guys.
(Thanks to Gérald Guerlais for some of the links)