Today I have selected a film that was nominated ‘Best Animated Short’ at the 2012 Academy Awards. Presented by the National Film Board of Canada, this film takes place in 1909 and tells the story of a very proper Englishman who travels to Alberta to become a ranchman. Unfortunately his affinity for badminton, bird-watching and booze gets in the way.
The thing that appealed most to me about this film was the animation style. It’s like a mix of Van Gogh and watercolour finger-painting.