French animator Kadavre Exquis’ short film “Childhood of a Circle” is one of the most gorgeous pieces of animation I’ve watched this year. The short film tell the tale of Archibald, a lonely bear like creature whose life is suddenly changed by the arrival of a mysterious circle.
The animated film’s lush visuals, soothing background score and an evocative voiceover is a loving homage to classic European cartoons, that some of us were lucky enough to be exposed to in childhood. The OST of the film was composed by Kadavre Exquis himself, with John Kassab, the multi-award winning sound designer from Australia, taking care of sound design.
You can watch the film after the jump.