Director/animator Yoann Lemoine under Wanda Production brings us this whimsical animation for French children’s TV station Tiji. What I love about this animation is its nod to children’s book style illustration and storytelling. Each moment is ripe with painterly texture and small wonders like the Yeti parents pushing their sled bound child down the mountain as the balloon floats by.
All these style and animation decisions hold true to the wonder and imagination of children and I am sure this spot will have every child in France yearning for more. I can just picture kids biting their nails in fear of the delicate balloon popping as it faces all these dangers on its journey skyward. I only wish that in the end we could pull out to see the myriad of balloon’s actually creating the wonderful colors of the galaxy.