This monday I led an animation workshop for kids aged 10-13. As opposed to the group of 14-18 year-olds who care more about the smoothness and precision of their characters’ movements, the younger ones are keen on crazy ideas. Their minds are opened and have no boundaries.
They had to simply animate people skating. Eventually, the skaters were kidnapped by aliens, attacked by a huge orangoutang monkey who used a banana to beat them up and so on.
So there was this kid who made a plasticine Mario. In the end of his film Mario dies. The boy buried Mario in a dark grey plasticine coffin with a white cross. Then, he put the coffin under a heated table lamp and made a loud announcement: ‘And now I’m gonna cremate him!’