Totally loving the Jubilee themed chocolate tins in M&S. Really need to find who this illustrator is.
La Maison en Petits Cubes.
A beautiful touching animation by Kunio Katō. It’s impossible to watch and not have a lump in your throat at the end.
Nominated for Best Animation Short in 2009, up against Oktapodi. La Maison en Petits Cubes went on to win the Academy Award.
Oktapodi (2007) - Animated Short.
One of my favourite times of the year is Oscar nominations for Best Animated Short.
Back in 2009 this film was nominated and it really resonated with me. Great comic timing, vivid colour scheme and very cute. Maybe it was the hint of Finding Nemo, or perhaps it made me reminiscent of Greek flatmates boiling a whole squid (that’s another story). Whatever it was, Oktapodi stayed with me and I’d like to share it with you.