I don’t think we give enough credit to animators. It takes a long time to create a polished, well thought out, good looking, and cool video. This effort and pride isn’t just for feature length pieces, but for shorter length pieces as well. Mac ‘n’ Cheese is one of those short little nuggets of a film that reminds you just how difficult and amazing the process of creating animation is.
Created by students at Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands, the little video is simplistic enough and–basically–is a chase sequence between a large, brooding guy and a little, squeamish guy. The two obviously are superhuman and even, at one point, use a supplement to make them quicker, warping the world a few times, recalling moments from Enter The Void. The little film is really cool, but is also an achievement for the people behind it: the animation was created by four students and “took about five months to make, and about a bajillion peanut butter sandwiches” as they detail on their site. The result is funny, visually remarkable, and equipped witha brilliant LOL ending.
For those of you video game nerds out there, these guys look familiar? That’s because they are totally inspired by Team Fortress as the animators themselves note. So, yes, that is definitely Heavy you are looking at.