Christmas countdown magical discovery #1

In the mood to have those heart strings tugged? Then you have to watch this warm and fuzzy Disney-style animated short called The Bear & The Hare. It’s actually an advert for John Lewis, but it’s far from being a mere commercial.

This film was done traditionally, using stop-motion and hand-drawn 2D animation. Pretty much everything was done in camera, utilizing a real set, lighting and lens. Each of the animated characters were printed onto mounted paper and laser cut. Nearly 4,000 frames were used to create the fluid movement of each character. This is a real work of art.

For the behind-the-scenes details, be sure to check out the second video.