"The Phantom's Friend" is a short stop-motion animation about Erik (everyone's favorite opera ghost) and his chance meeting with a rare Siamese kitten one night on the streets of Paris in the mid-1800s.
Based on the Susan Kay adaptation of the story behind the Phantom of the Opera, where the character of Ayesha the cat is introduced. Puppet design based on the original design by Maria Björnson for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which is in turn based on the original novel by Gaston Leroux. The puppets and set took three weeks to build, the animation was done over 48 hours.
Done for my final project for the Intro to Stop-Motion Animation class at the Rhode Island School of Design, Fall 2013.
Characters, set, animation: Deb Yan
Advising professor: Agnieszka Woznicka
Sound effects: freesound.org
Background music: The Music of the Night (From "The Phantom of the Opera", by Andrew Lloyd Webber) Piano by Alden David