“It’s the best and most emotionally resonant animated short film I’ve seen yet in 2018... infused with the sweep of history and a sense of loss.”
- Cameron Meier, meiermovies.com
Excerpt from a seven-minute short animated film. Coming Spring 2018, the sad but true story of Old Bet, the only elephant in America from 1805-1816, and the menagerie that started the American circus. The verses of the elephant's song are animated frame-by-frame with plasticine clay spread thinly on sheets of glass. The choruses are animated using oil pastels colored over printed frames of video.
Produced and Animated by Lynn Tomlinson
Story co-written with Sam Saper
Music written by Sam Saper
Music performed by Trucker Talk (Abby Becker, Greg Bowen, Jessica Keyes, and Rich Kolm) with vocals by Deletta Gillespie and Brooks Long.
Music recorded and engineered by Shea Springer, Sweetfoot Studio