“Mashed” by Anthony Holden

Mashed was student Anthony Holden’s final project at Brigham Young University. Holden did all the art and animation. It was completed in 2009–with boards, design, and other pre-production happening from January to April, and all of the animation, backgrounds, and compositing taking place from September to December. In the end, the film won an award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (“Student Emmy”) in 2010 for best musical composition – awarded to composer Richard Williams (not the animation legend). As for director Holden — he was recently hired at DreamWorks as a story artist.

(Thanks, Aaron Ludwig)


  • http://www.goodaboy.com Rajesh

    Hah! That was awesome.

  • http://www.tomkurzanski.com Tom Kurzanski

    Great stuff — love the hunched character design for the executives. At first I thought this was going to be about my friend Adam Fisher’s stop-motion ‘Mashed’ which was a finalist for the 2010 Student Academy Awards.

  • TStevens

    Films like this show that there is a lot of talent in places other than LA and San Francisco. I hope that kids like this will get the incentive to work outside of the system and shoot for something that doesn’t follow the same Hollywood production mode.

  • http://www.jeff-pert.com Jeff P

    Very nice. I, too, love the design of the executives. Good stuff.

  • Lola

    Awh Dreamworks?
    I agree with TStevens. Hope he’s able to break the mold and start something of his own.

  • maja b

    Wow! How come this hasn’t gotten more comments? His blog has some very nice drawings on it as well.

  • http://www.supertoons.blogspot.com Pablo

    Great movie, and great characters