Manchester’s Kilogramme Animation has put on a gathering of the local animation community — a group the studio has been a part of for the past decade — to celebrate the launch of production on the third installment of its popular Tall Tales short film series with a special exhibition. A group of 24 artists, illustrators and comickers from Manchester and beyond created new artwork inspired by the first two films for the exhibit, which also launched a Kickstarter campaign for Part Three. Among the event’s attendees were animators from nearby Cosgrove Hall, Mackinnon and Saunders and Brown Bag Films.
The award-winning Tall Tales films are based on white lies told to inquisitive children in answer to their innocent questions. Part 1 asked, “Where do milkshakes come from?” and Part 2 took a darker twist when answering, “Why do I have to be quiet on the train?” The first two films were self-funded by director Jon Turner and a small team of freelancers. Kilogramme aims to step up Part 3 with ambitious sea scenes and dynamic animation techniques.
Learn more about Tall Tales Part 3 and contribute to the funding campaign on the project’s Kickstarter page. Donations close July 31.