Breakthru Films is an animation studio founded by Hugh Welchman, who won the 2008 Oscar for Best Short Animation as a producer of Peter and the Wolf. The studio is now working on Loving Vincent, which they say will be the world’s “first feature-length painted animation.” They aim to tell the story of Vincent Van Gogh through his paintings, and they’re raising money on Kickstarter to bring the complicated project to life.
Within that four-and-a-half-minute pitch is a 90-second teaser, which you can watch below. I can’t yet tell whether this is something I would like—Akira Kurosawa has already shown you don’t need to use paintings to echo the visual style of Van Gogh—but I’m certainly intrigued.
(Via Laughing Squid.)
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.