Lose Yourself In Gorgeous Epic Short ‘Fox And The Whale’

By  · Published on October 13th, 2017

World-spanning and unique animation won’t let you look away.

An adorable, googly-eyed fox totters through a storybook-painted landscape with enough CGI details to drown a franchise-hungry film exec in. This is the opening of Fox and the Whale. Animation hasn’t struck me like this since Kubo and the Two Strings, which was one of my favorite films of its year and one of my favorite animations of the decade.

This short showcases so much, in a myriad of environments, that it almost feels like a video game demo taking you through all the worlds you’ll have a chance to explore. It’s a trip of imagination, curiosity, and, ultimately, the beauty of nature’s life cycle.

Robin Joseph and his team created a wonder here, and its Vimeo Staff Pick status isn’t the last you’ll hear of it.

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