“Ballpit” By Kyle Mowat

Today, as part of Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival, we’re delighted to present Ballpit by Kyle Mowat of Canada’s Sheridan College. What begins in pure abstraction slowly reveals itself to be an evolutionary tale–albeit an unconventional evolution that blends organic materials with the mechanical. The film could be dissected, but the total effect is what makes it memorable. Ballpit delights the eyes and yields visual suprises at every turn. The riot of color, the patterns of shapes, the rhythms of movement–it is the joyous possibilities of animation distilled into 90 seconds.

Click HERE to read an interview with the filmmaker Kyle Mowat.




The Cartoon Brew Student Animation Festival is made possible by the generosity of our presenting sponsor JibJab.


  • http://okreza.blogspot.com reza

    some really great moments in there, super into it !

  • http://www.gagneint.com Michel Gagne

    This is delightful and full of invention. This student film gets an A.

  • http://dangerusscartoons.blogspot.com DANGERUSS

    Very cool stuff. Great use of simple shapes, nice timing. I like how it moves along. Music works well too. Nice job!

    Imagine how the animation world would be different if Fantasia was as successful as Snow White? I bet we would have a lot more cool stuff like this…

  • http://www.frankpanucci.com Frank Panucci

    I watched it a bunch