Ellen Coons: Money Bunny Blues

Cartoon Brew continue their 3rd annual Student Animation Festival with a nice stop motion short from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies graduate Ellen Coons.

Ellen embraces the whimsical possibilities found with animating stop motion which is accentuated by Ellen only utilising materials found lying around in disuse, opting to recycle unused bits and pieces before opting to buy new materials. For example Money Bunny has a steel ball and socket armature whilst Dolly has a wire frame which allows for a contrast in the characters movements. This frugal approach to materials reflects the sentiment of the piece and its message of frustration with financial dependence.

It's a lovely short and probably our favourite of the festival so far!

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