Salesman Pete

Another awesome graduation short, “Salesman Pete” (Vimeo link), this time from France.

I’d pay to see that, done as a full-length feature.

I’m not sure what they’re putting in the water in France, but there certainly seems to be a lot of promising animation talent suddenly appearing from there. Perhaps we’re seeing the results of a typical “rock or die” syndrome, in which a moribund provincial city produces a sudden amazing rock / pop scene as the kids realise it’s their only ticket out of Dullsville. Only in this case, about three years ago in moribund France the talented young decided — French pop music never having been a route to world acclaim — to start learning animation software rather than guitars.