Something's happening in the Tsar's orchard - Golden apples are disappearing from his special tree...

The Firebird was produced in our first animation workshop in July 2008 with a group of year three (eight year old) children at Manor Park First School, Dorchester.

The film was completed in two days with animator Alastair Nisbet from Nisbet Media as an Art week project. The sound track is Tsar Nicolai by New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya.

The short stop frame animation was inspired by a performance of the Firebird by Multi Story Theatre - Gill Nathanson and Bill Buffery's wonderful travelling children' theatre company: multistorytheatre.co.uk/

The children drew a series of firebirds with different wing shapes and animated them on a green screen before adding dialog and credits.

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