Big Buck Bunny :- Watch Big Buck Bunny on Youtube on Fire, Truly a very good all out effort to incorporate the open-source (or better: open-movie) community with Hollywood CGI standards. Qualitywise characters, environments and storyline are comparable with the best short-movies Pixar has made. In that respect BBB is clearly targeted at a general audience with it’s rather lightweight storyline, ‘cudly’ characters and somewhat crude humor. Realising that this free (!) cartoon is made by 7 people in 7 months and it’s main purpose was to enrich the free CGI-software Blender with new technology (like ‘fur’), the result is awesome. People and software who are capable of doing things like this, may well be rendering Pixar, Disney or Dreamworks obsolete in a few years. As said both execution as script are up there with Pixars shorts IMHO. Even regardless to quality: Blender Foundation clearly found a way to produce quality shorts in a very different way than the Pixars and Dreamworks produce theirs: with a coreteam of seven, their work supported by hundreds, maybe thousands of artists all over the world who make props, backgrounds etc. and submit them through the net. Bunny (and the new Sintel, which btw uses the voices of two of the biggest and mosty expensive Dutch international actors)) prove me right: you do not need big pockets, you need talent, creative commons license and the opensource community.
Big Buck Bunny on YoutubeonFire :-
Animation, Short, Comedy
Release: 10 April 2008 (Netherlands)
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
Director: Sacha Goedegebure