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Un Tour de Manege

Un Tour de Manege
Un Tour de Manege (“A Turn of the Carousel”, if I’m interpreting it correctly) is another animated gem that comes out of Gobelins, l’ecole de l’image.

Credited to Nicolas Athané, Brice Chevillard, Alexis Liddell, Françoise Losito and Mai Nguyen; the short (3 minute) animation deals with a young girl who is separated from her mother and appears to live out her life (or does she?).

The style is a beautiful mist of pastel and watercolor effects; the animation is fluid and the concept and storytelling imaginative (watch it twice if it doesn’t seem to make sense at first).

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5 responses to “Un Tour de Manege

  1. Ooh la la! It should be the year of the pastels, Charley.
    Alexis Liddell is the concept artist who translated Un Tour de Manège with ‘A Ride’.
    Merci beaucoup!

    1. Thanks, Lorette.

  2. I’m loving the pastels and the usage of light is perfect..well put together. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I agree “The Ride” is a much better translation (“Un tour de manège” means “a ride on the Carousel”)

    1. Thanks. I appreciate the more accurate translation.