Dougal is a nervous little bird with an overwhelming fear of an activity to instinctively enjoy: he’s afraid to fly. A charming short film by Conor Finnegan follows Dougal as he settles north for the winter. During its journey, the fearful creature faces a variety of obstacles, from a stormy stride through a snow storm to the threat of a thieving squirrel, before finally deciding to join its friends in the south.
Seamless combination of live-action puppetry and stop-motion techniques “fear of flyingIs a joint project – Finnegan describes the entire process in an interview with Short of the week– that’s involved Fallover Bros and Renate Henschke Making the flock of birds with big eyes and A larger team of 14 or 15 creatives helps with the production.
Check out more of Finnegan’s light-hearted animations, including detailing an unusual friendship between rock, paper and scissors and another about a dutiful character called Fluffy McCloud, on Website of his agency.
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