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“Pinched” by David Vandervoort

Pinched is an animated short with slick production values written and directed by David Vandervoort. He produced it in 2009 at Titmouse, but debuted it online just a few days ago. More recently, Vandervoort has worked as a character designer on the Laika feature ParaNorman.

[UPDATE/Nov. 10, 2013]: The short was removed from Vimeo, but can now be purchased on the iTunes store for $2.99.

  • Well made.

  • That was fantastic.
    Nice job!

  • davew

    Woweee!!! So good. Sooooo Gooooood!!! Well done David and team. Excellent draftsmanship and storytelling!

  • Mike

    Amazing! I loved it! …though I’d expect nothing less than greatness from someone who worked at both Titmouse and Laika!

  • This is the reason why I love hand drawn animation. Such a beautiful short!

  • wow…

  • Mort

    Very well done on all levels.

  • Uh, that was massive. Dang.

  • Peter

    According to the link it was uploaded 2 years ago, so it’s been around for awhile.

  • tredlow

    I recognize the style from Motorcity. Awesome!

  • KevD

    holy crap! this is an amazing short! i love traditional animation that isn’t afraid to move the camera all over the place and push perspective like this. very dynamic! great job mr vandervoort!

  • Beautiful film! Love the animation, art directing and staging.
    Looking forward to more of his work.

  • Sharon Niemczyk

    Congratulations, David. What a truly marvelous and engaging film! I’m so proud of you!

    • Thank you Sharon. You were the first one to show me how to turn my drawings into movies, I’ll be forever grateful!

  • class

  • James Madison

    I really like it!

    I wonder what the production time was.

  • Shadow

    Love it!

  • Alldeadlinks

    Seems like titmouse has quite effectively removed any online videos of this animation, for some odd reason. Was going to watch it to get me motivated on animating again, but I can’t find it anywhere.