‘Le Royaume’ (The King and the Beaver)

Gobelins is an art school in France that I would personally say has the best animation program in the world. Consistently it turns out talented folks year after year and this animated short is equally impressive. It’s called Le Royaume (The King and the Beaver) and was cretaed in collaboration between Nuno Alves Rodrigues, Oussama Bouachéria, Julien Chheng, Sébastien Hary, Aymeric Kevin, Ulysse Malassagne & Franck Monier with music by Mathieu Alvado.

It’s really reminiscent of Japanese animation with lots of interesting character expressions and a real fluidity in the characters move. I also like that the story is a bit dark and mysterious and nature. Where di the King come from? Where did his kingdom go?


November 4, 2010