“Fruit, Juice! Protein?” by Tavis Silbernagel “Fruit, Juice! Protein?” by Tavis Silbernagel

“Fruit, Juice! Protein?” by Tavis Silbernagel

“Man, I loves me some retro-animation!”

I personally cannot get enough of the current spate of short films that are affectionate homages to silent era, vintage Hollywood and golden-age TV. Canadian animator (and Spumco veteran) Tavis Silbernagel made a little silent-era goodie with Nick Cross few years back. Says Silbernagel of this film:

“It’s an independent film I did a few years after I graduated college. I worked with Nick Cross on it and we produced it from start to finish in two weeks time. There was a lull of work at the studio we were at and we decided to team up on two shorts. One of which was ‘Fruit, Juice! Protein?’. I’m a fan of whimsical names and next to my first sketch of the character in my drawing book was a very bland shopping list: Fruit juice protein. I’ve been developing the idea over the years and it’s expanded quite a bit. Right now I’m working on a game for the storyline and I’m very excited about it. Combining such an old style of animation with the world of gaming and interactive media is a novel idea and I can’t wait to see how it’s recieved.”

(Thanks, Michael Valiquette)