Péter Vácz’s short Rabbit and Deer masterfully mixes simple hand-drawn animation with rich stop motion filmmaking to tell the story of a friendship put at risk by an obsession. We chat to Péter about the creative joy of problem solving when working with new techniques on a live project and battling the ever present nemesis that is time.

Rabbit and Deer (2013)

Rabbit and Deer are living happily and careless until their friendship is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension. After an unexpected accident Deer finds himself in a new world, unknown to him. Separated by dimensions the two characters have to find the way back to each other.

I didn’t really plan it for kids. I didn’t only plan this film for adults… I didn’t stress myself to find a target.

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