Recently, a Manchester Animation studio known as Kilogramme Animation celebrated its tenth anniversary by holding an exhibition of brand new artwork inspired by its popular series Tall Tales.
For those unfamiliar with Kilogramme Animation’s work, Tall Tales is a series of short animated films that the company does with its spare time and money when it’s are not working for clients such as the BBC, CBeebies, Citv, McCann Health, Kaspersky Lab, TBWA, and Disney.
The series itself give fantastic answers to simple questions asked by children such as “Where do milkshakes come from?”, which was a question Director Jon Turner’s son asked (and a question that the first Tall Tale revolves around). The second episode revolves around the question “Why do children have to be quiet on the train?”, which gives a darker – yet just as charming – answer.
The first episode ended up winning The Big Chip Award in 2012, which earned the studio the opportunity to work with Kaspersky. This helped to push its skills forward, gain exposure, and get Emma Reynolds, Jon Salter, and Paul Campbell to join the team. Two years later, the second film –Tall Tales Part 2 – was released and was selected to be screened at countless film festivals. It was also chosen for the Vimeo Staff Pick, which allowed the studio to reach an audience who was just as passionate as it is.
For this reason, Kilogramme Animation decided to step up its game and launch a Kickstarter since Tall Tales Part 3 will require more complicated scenes and more ambitious animation techniques. Also, the Kickstarter will support the individuals who put their hard work and effort into creating these shorts.
If you would like to check out Tall Tales Part 1 and Part 2 see their concept art and video or help support the creation of Tall Tales Part 3 by visiting the Kickstarter page.
What are your thoughts of Tall Tales? Let us know in the comments!
Edited by: Hannah Wilkes