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“More” by Mark Osborne

I just stumbled across “More,” a 1998 animated short by Mark Osborne, who went on to co-direct Kung Fu Panda for Dreamworks (and did a terrific job at that, I should add). I always find it interesting to see early work by directors — especially animators — but the utterly different tone on display here made this a great surprise. It’s only six minutes, so give it a look.

5 Responses to ““More” by Mark Osborne”

  1. Paul Smith says:

    Loved this film, thanks for sharing it.

  2. Bevin Brand says:

     That’s funny, I was just shown this by a work friend a week or so ago.  I really enjoyed it, I thought it was poignant, cleverly rendered, and a strong example of the power of simple visuals displaying complex ideas.  I enjoy a lot of the big animated releases, but I really wish these smaller, more independent animated pieces got more attention than they do, they can be really brilliant. animated pieces got more attention than they do, they can be really brilliant.

  3. Ryan Bond says:

    I remember watching  this years ago on cartoon network. They did a special where they showed a bunch of animated shorts, all the Gorrilaz music videos at the time, the Daft punk videos, and this.

    This one has always stuck with me. Thanks for sharing it again.

  4. Brian Marino says:

     I remember seeing this film when i went to an IMAX theater with my Uncle right when it came out.  I remember it having a strange affect on me, I didn’t like it, but I couldn’t get it out of my head.  Cue a few years ago, after studying film and art in school.  Someone showed me it and I realized it was the same short.  This time it absolutely broke my heart and I realized that the reason I couldn’t get it out of my head was that it got to me emotionally at the time, but I wasn’t mature enough to really get into the film.  I really hope he continues working, I remember awhile back he said he got funding to make another short in a similar style but I haven’t heard anything since.

    • Last I heard, he’s doing a 3D animated, feature-length adaptation of The Little Prince for 2014:

      I don’t know what kind of budget we’re looking at, but the smaller it is, the more creative control he’ll have over it, most likely, right?