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“Based On A True Story” by Jacob Kafka

Don’t let the deceptively simple character design fool you – this sweet little film from New York animator Jacob Kafka won me over with its charm. Are they teaching sweetness and charm in film school these days? This was Kafka’s senior thesis; he recently graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Rough animated in Flash, inked/colored in Photoshop, composited in After Effects, 3D elements animated in Blender and rotoscoped in Photoshop – it’s a warm little children’s fable about a little girl trying to dig her way to the moon, and her adventures along the way. And I think you’ll like it:

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