Run Wrake's Rabbit triggered a moderate obsession. I stumbled across the multiple award winning animated short back in early 2007 while programming a selection of short films here in Toronto, the film then about halfway through its festival run. It was as striking and immediately iconic a piece of work as you'd ever hope to come across and darkly funny, to boot. I immediately went digging for more and fell into a hole dug by the acclaimed animator.
Run Wrake was, quite simply, one of the most strikingly original creative minds of recent years. His work was immediately recognizable as his own, his personality burning through even in his commercial work. And it saddens me to say he 'was' because Wrake passed away Sunday after losing a battle with cancer. He was only 47.
Take a look at Rabbit below and go for a tumble down the hole yourself.