The Big Girl by He Weifeng

A film that answers the eternal question: “Will you still love me the same as before if I was a fatty?”

This Chinese student-made short, a blend of chalk-drawing animation, 2D and stop-motion is beautifully made, and a heck of a lot of fun. The interactions of the 2D characters with the “real world” props is very good. He Weifeng is a soon-to-be graduate of Guangzhou’s Academy of Art.

(Thanks, Russ Handelman)


  • samster

    wow, that was fun!

  • http://www.animationinsider.net/ Aaron H. Bynum

    I totally fell in love with this short when I first came across it. Funny and engaging all the way through.

    If I recall, he was originally going to produce the short entirely in 2D, but later nixed the idea.

  • http://www.goodaboy.com Rajesh

    Wow, this is great!

    It’s what I tried to do with that music video of mine.

  • GhaleonQ

    I love the chalkwork best.

  • http://cafegraphique.blogspot.com Miss-Shell

    That was kinda weird, but very enjoyable. I wonder how the animator was able to mesh the animation with real world props.

  • Chris

    Cute, inventive and engaging!
    I’d love to see more from this guy.

  • Caresse

    AHHH I LOVE THIS! SO FREAKING GREAT!!!

  • Christopher Cook

    Fat or trim, that girl comes with some heroic game. Nicely done all around.

  • http://www.yaytime.com dave roman

    Super fun and clever! Reminds me of those old Tiny Little Super Guy shorts on Sesame Street!

  • Nod

    Am I the only one who thought the ending was so, so sad… :’(