Moominvalley “Animated Sequence”
What creature lurks in the depths of the precambrian sea?
Piñata illustrated and animated a 2D-sequence for Moominvalley animated series.
Snufkin and Toffle read a book about pre cambrian sea it’s creatures; the nummulites, noctilucas and radiolaria… But what creature is lurking at the very bottom, in the deep darkness of the sea?
“The illustration style of this sequence follows the etched illustration style of old biology books and the cut-out animation style was matched to that. In the early stages we also explored styles more similar to Tove Jansson and what we already created for the opening titles of the series. However, the sepia toned and raw illustration style supports the somewhat eerie atmoshere of this story moment very well.”, Piñata illustrator Tuomas describes the visual choices made in the process.
Client: Gutsy Animations / Moomin Characters
Gutsy team: Marika Makaroff, Steve Box, Louise Holmes, Paula Poveda-Urrutia
Piñata producer: Miia Enroth
Piñata artists: Henri Tani, Tuomas Korpi, Mikko Vormala
Styleframes – Style 1
Styleframes – Style 2
Styleframes – Style 3