Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Snap, the Pinnacle of Norwegian Humour

Snap Van Flaaten
Created by the twin Norwegian brothers Tommy & Markus Vad Flaaten (with drawings contributed by Gabrielle Tabitha Rose Ghendi, a girl with an amazing name), "Snap" is about a girl who discovers during school that when she snaps her fingers she can stop time. She soon regrets this discovery however as this power comes with unintended consequences.

I am a huge fan of the simple cutout animation style which makes the world feel like a notebook full of a child's doodles, a very fitting style for the subject matter. The characters are not only well drawn, but the expression on the frustration on the teacher and the intensity of the little girl were so exaggerated as to put a huge smile on my face. The action ramps up quickly, and the best praise I can give it is that it reminds me so much of Don Hertzfeldt's Rejected Cartoons.

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