While there is an argument to be made as to whether puppetry should be considered animation - it's live performance, not frame by frame manipulation - there's no denying it's a dying art that remains incredibly powerful in the right hands. In hands like those of Daniel Fickle, the director of SXSW selected short film Denmark
Pily, a lovable crustacean of mixed origin struggles to escape his underwater home when it becomes threatened by pollution.
This is just fantastic stuff and the entire short is available online. Check it out below.
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