Stunning Trailer for Animated Short URS

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Stunning Trailer for Animated Short URS
Its always a pleasure when I come across truly beautiful animation from new and talented animators like this.  Directed by Moritz Mayerhofer, a graduated student at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg of Germany, Urs is a visually stunning 10-minute animated short-film that combines matte paintings and stylize CG characters. He worked on the short for three years as his final thesis project and now its making the festival rounds globally.

Many years Urs looked after his aging mother. But now he sets out for a dangerous journey:
  He carries her up a mountain to find a better place for both of them. But his mother doesn't want to leave her home...

URS is a story about responsibility.  How long can you bear an intolerable condition?  Isn't it good to try to change things?  But what about others.  Can you really decide what's the best for someone else?
For more information, artwork and festival-screening dates, go to the official site.  You'll find the trailer embedded below.
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shonokinSeptember 17, 2009 4:22 PM

Wow, that really is beautiful!

fhoomSeptember 17, 2009 6:24 PM

It sure is, the hip movements are really impressive. Seriously, the motion specially of the hips is a problematic area for animation and cgi, but here even that first scene where he is pumping water and kind of twitches, the motion is super fluid and anatomically correct. This guy could compete with Elvis the pelvis.

destudioanimaSeptember 17, 2009 9:33 PM

Very Inspiring. Wow.

madamecurrySeptember 18, 2009 12:35 PM

Incredible looking style and mood. I love how chunky the main character looks and the painted style of the backgrounds and set pieces. Really patient and fluid looking. Curious to see where this story goes.