Check out this wonderfully bizarre and visually stunning animated short film from Argentinian animation house, 3dar. The plot synopsis for the short, Shave it, is given as:
"In the wilderness of the forests where giant bulldozers are tearing apart the woods there is a monkey that accidentally finds a shaving machine and decides to use it. Spontaneously disguised as a human being, he moves out to the city and starts a career. After a stunning success in business, he understands the need of gaining political power. Not too long after, he becomes the president. Now he is ready to make a change."
The short completely pushes the boundaries of modern animation and what it can look like, as well as feeling as though it was directed by a young Genndy Tartakovsky. The story's crazy and a little bit trippy, but the visuals - the colours, the design, the animation - are some of the most impressive I've seen in a very long time. Shave it's directed by Jorge Tereso and Fernando Maldonado.
|Shave it colour script. ©3dar|
And the visual splendour doesn't end there: head over to 3dar's (who have done VFX and animation work for Dell and Google in the past) website to see hi-res wallpapers, stunning concept art and great colour scripts (like above).
We'll certainly be keeping an eye on 3dar in the future...