One of the goals with this piece of animation was to investigate the some of the limits of the 3D media, and how close we could bring it to a 2D feel in terms of broadness and flexibility.One of the very important inspirations that made us think along these lines was the work of the swedish company Meindbender. Particularly the short "football vs. rabbit" was a very helpfull source of inspiration.For the animation we used maya and blender (anisculpt) and for comp we used Fusion.
...The animation Workshop is also responsible for the two shorts "Out of a Forest" and "Vegeterrible" from this year, which you might also want to check out.(very shortly they will also publish "stop mother f*cker")
The short is really cool and I like the style a lot. Neat to see how the CG is blending in with the real sets.
There's also a making-of clip available: