Ego is the basis for so many wonderful comedies. We call it hubris, and it is almost universally hilarious... at least to those of us who have poor reality controlls.
Lalutte, from Singapore's LASALLE College of the Arts, is phenomenally smart in how it plays with that idea, and the bigger point: that within a community, ego can only lead to the great fall. Here, we've got two trapese artists: one starts out as an egotistical show-off, and the young his young partner in the act. After a rather poorly executed first pass, things get messy, leading to some great conflict on th ebars, and eventually, a Warner Bros.'s cartoon-esque finish.
It's strength is in the character design. These show touches of Pixar and classic computer animation especially. The setting is simple, which allows th echaracter design work to show especially well.
Produced and animated by second year animation students Hong Gah Yain and Jasmine Lim Sy Shing, it shows all the markers of early work done by animators who will go on to do great things!
Klaus at Gunpoint
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