Animation: The Eagleman Stag

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A witty and brilliantly designed 2011 BAFTA (and a zillion other) award-winning short from Mikey Please.

Often mistaken for a CGI animation, which it ain’t.

Animated through stop-motion, the film incorporates thousands of hand-created models across 115 sets to tell the story of Peter Eagleman. From a young age, Peter possessed a peculiar awareness of time. Obsessed with the concept that any unit of time represents a differing fraction of one’s life depending on age, he becomes preoccupied with this “speeding up” of time as he grows older, and longs to reverse the process.

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