Jacob Stålhammar: The Cats Of Mars

Swedish illustrator/animator Jacob Stålhammar created the basic storyline to 'The Cats On Mars' back in 2004. With no clear plan, but hoping to turn the premise into a children's book or animated film, It wasn't until 2010 that the short opened at Göteborg International Film Festival.

Through a combination of public domain music found in old commercials at the Prelinger Archives, gouache on cardboard technique gleamed from John.K's blog, looped 1930's sound clips, adding grain and noise, an old school 4:3 ratio, Dr Seuss inspired rhyming and limited animation this modern children’s fable captures a stylised 1950's faux-retro feel.


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