Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Hubby has referred to me as an animation snob. I, of course, do not think that I am a snob about it, but I will confess to having some very strong opinions and pretty high standards for cartoons. Really what I think happened is that I never out grew what most people consider children's media. As I got older, I added new interests, but I never stopped enjoying animation and puppetry. There was even a time when I was actively pursuing animation as a career. These interests mean that I have been absolutely giddy about the growing number of animated shorts finding their way to the Internet. I've been especially impressed with the recent surge of stop-motion animation. I've got my fingers crossed that even more great things will be coming in the future.

Since I love seeing these short films so much, I expect I'll be sharing more of them with you. Today I want to share "Bottle." I find the whole message in a bottle concept really romantic. In fact, my wedding invitations were messages in bottles.

Bottle from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

It doesn't seem like litter at all when it is traveling across the ocean with a purpose like delivering a note or a gift.


Kitsune said...

I really love the video. I agree with you completely, stop-motion is incredible, and the story in this particular video was just fantastic.

Amanda D Allen said...

I'm glad you liked it. YouTube and Vimeo are filling up with so much great stuff. I'm excited about it.