Taking Flight, a short film inspired by the life and heritage of Antonio Pasin, inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon, has been newly released online. In this fictional tribute to Pasin’s legacy, what begins as a small boy’s boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey.
Watch the film below:
Directed by Brandon Oldenburg of Moonbot Studios, the film utilizes a variety of animation production techniques and draws on a recurring theme in the studio’s work: the universal magic beneath everyday life that most of us take for granted and the triumph of the power of imagination. Oldenburg previously co-directed the Academy Award-winning short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, as well as the Emmy Award-winning films The Scarecrow (with Chipotle Mexican Grill) and Silent (with Dolby Laboratories).
Cartoon Brew worked with Moonbot Studios and Radio Flyer to create this exclusive 33-page e-book loaded with artwork from various stages of the production of Taking Flight, an interview with the director, and quotes from other people involved in the making of the film. The book can be viewed online below; read on the Scribd app on iPhone, iPad and Android; or downloaded as a PDF for future reference.