Trailer for Jean François by Tom&Bruno

After graduating from French animation school Gobelins, Tom Haugomat and Bruno Mangyoku partnered up and became the directing duo Tom&Bruno. They are currently repped by Cube Creative and have been working on a short film called Jean François, the trailer for which can be seen above. The piece looks beautiful; it’s a fusion of anime filmmaking techniques and graphically inventive character design that wouldn’t look out of place in an Estonian animated short. Can’t wait to see the finished product. The filmmakers have a blog with artwork from the film.

(Thanks, Jakob Schuh)


  • http://www.lippy.com Lippy

    I’ve been waiting all my life for someone to animate a POV shot of diving into a lap pool.

    I never realized that until seeing this clip, BRAVO!

  • http://www.emmanuellewalker.com Emmanuelle Walker

    Bravo les copains!!

  • http://pantoufledeverre.blogspot.com wd_kimmy

    That looks great!

  • http://dailygrail.com/blog/8389 red pill junkie

    Very intriguing.

  • http://www.arielvillaverde.com Sketchees

    I dont’ know where the french get this “design sensibility” but this is very awesome!

    It’s almost comic book like, with live action.

    Congrats Tom&Bruno! I want to move to Paris now.

  • http://composinglaura.blogspot.com laura

    so good, really gorgeous.

  • Iritscen

    Definitely don’t see the “anime” in this, but that’s okay, there’s enough anime influence out there already. Hooray for innovative styles!

  • brak

    So so so so amazing and inspiring…so wonderful. Just so wonderful. Let’s mourn the passing of Cartoon Network by moving to Europe.