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The Oscar-awarded British animator Daniel Greaves prepares the stop-motion drama Mr. Plastimime.

 Daniel Greaves is a British animator who won an Academy Award for his 1991 Manipulation short. He now prepares Mr. Plastimime, a stop-motion comedy/drama enhanced by CGI animation. It tells the story of Graeme, a lonely and an unappreciated mime artist whose stage routine blurs into reality. With an unexpected act of heroism he finds the audience and the love he has been longing for.

Mr Plastimime will be produced using a combination of techniques. The characters are stop frame plasticine puppets with the main character's facial expressions animated in 2D. The backgrounds will be created in CG using Maya and then all of the elements will be composited together using After Effects.

The trailer shares affinities with both Sylvain Chomet's lonely story of The Illusionist, and the Oscar-awarded The Artist (the fire sequence):

The film was successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign , which amassed an impressive (but still necessary for the film completion) sum of  £ 34,500.

Watch also the Tango Dancers footage used as a reference material:

Visit MrPlastimime.com

 

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