Friday, February 12, 2010

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty (animated)

Yes that's right, it's time for another installment of Fantastic Short Film Friday. Part 2 of a 5 part series, this week we take another gander at one of the nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards for Best Animated Short. That short is Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty. Directed by Nicky Phelan and written/voiced by Kathleen O'Rourke, Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty is the story of how fairy tales have both the power to both enchant and frighten and how grandmother's really do know best.

You can find out more information about the short here. Here's a little info concerning the short from it's website:

Inspired by a character in Irish writer Kathleen O'Rourke's stand-up comedy show, Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty first came to the screen in a 5min short film directed by Nicky Phelan and produced by Brown Bag Films in 2008. Currently zimmer-framing her way around the international film festival circuit, 'Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty' has already collected a number of audience awards at film festivals in Ireland, America and Australia. The short film will have an Irish theatrical release through Paramount Pictures this year and will receive its television debut on Ireland's public service broadcaster, RTE.

The short is a lot of fun and very reminiscent of the classic fairy tales I grew up reading and the animation is a nice mix of CGI and traditional. As always sit back, relax, think of fond memories of your grandmother, and enjoy the ride of Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty.

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