1979 is a nostalgic look at young love, following a young couple as they meet as children, fall in love as teenagers then drift apart as young adults. The paper cutout, stop-motion animation is set to the song of the same name by Sweden’s Pain of Salvation.
When we came across Hard Times for Super Thieves, our first thought was simply: insane! The new ad for eBike brand, VanMoof, has enlisted Rowdy Films’ Oscar-nominated animator, Tobias Fouracre, known for his work on Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Corpse Bride.
“It is our first test and experience ever in stop motion, so we were really excited,” he told us when we asked. The charismatic glimpse of a cute little plasticine rat climbing out of a teacup that looks sketched in chalk moves with subtle, nuanced movements usually seen from someone more well-versed in the medium.
“This was part of an ‘Anijam’ or ‘Exquisite Corpse’ collaboration with a bunch of 2D animators (collectively known as ‘Family Camp’) that actually started way back in 2020 when the pandemic hit. However, it took us nearly 2 years to finally get it done because we were all pretty busy,” Becker said of his fast-paced addition to the collaboration called, Shedding My Skin.