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Watch This Adorable Arctic Fox Stop-Motion Video

Jason Ronzani and partner Ning Xu created this sweet little stop-motion film about a young boy in the forest who tries to save a small Arctic fox from some bullies.

The film is titled Cry of the Fox. It was part of a program from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Puppets were made by Ning Xu, and the sets were made by Jason Ronzani, while the lovely 2D animated dreamscape was created by Zhouhong, Yaci Yang, and Jinyue Wan.

It’s a simple animation with some lovely details in the movement of the fox’s tail and gestures.

A lot of work is involved in creating stop-motion, and I think they have pulled this off nicely. The transition from stop-motion to 2D animation was seamless, as we witness the boy’s dream warning him the baby fox is in danger.

I am a fan of the happy ending and the gesture in which the baby fox says: “Thanks!” Plus who doesn’t love a story with a boy who stands up for nature?

Cabin in the woods the boy lives. (Jason Ronzani via vimeo/Screenshot)
A cabin in the woods where the boy lives. (Jason Ronzani via Vimeo/Screenshot)

 

Back in the cabin the boy illustrates the fox that he saw earlier. (Jason Ronzani via vimeo/Screenshot)
The boy illustrates the fox that he encountered. (Jason Ronzani via Vimeo/Screenshot)

 

2D Animation dreamscape the boy has warning him the fox is in danger. (Jason Ronzani via vimeo/Screenshot)
A 2D animated dream showing the baby Arctic fox is in danger. (Jason Ronzani via Vimeo/Screenshot)

 

One of the bullies captures the baby Arctic Fox. (Jason Ronzani via vimeo/Screenshot)
One of the bullies captures the baby Arctic fox. (Jason Ronzani via Vimeo/Screenshot)

 

Bullies beat on the boy when he tries to stop them. (Jason Ronzani via vimeo/Screenshot)
Bullies beat-up the boy when he tries to stop them. (Jason Ronzani via Vimeo/Screenshot)

 

The Arctic Fox thanks the boy for saving him. (Jason Ronzani via vimeo/Screenshot)
The Arctic Fox thanks the boy for saving him. (Jason Ronzani via Vimeo/Screenshot)

If you enjoyed the short film, take a look at this small clip to give you an example of the efforts that go into creating stop motion:

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Jessica Kneipphttp://www.jessicakneipp.net
Jessica grew up in the tropics of North Australia. She writes about films, and occasionally gets to write and direct them. She has a love of silent films, they are the closest she will ever get to "time travel." However, on some real travels she spotted a polar bear while visiting the Arctic, and has enjoyed the view of the Mongolian plains on a train from Russia to China. Her favorite fruit is pomegranate and her most memorable gift is a Super 8 camera from her husband, which she is keen to shoot some footage of Antarctic icebergs on one day.  

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