SSF: “Crayon Dragon”

SSF: “Crayon Dragon” June 15, 2015

I’m not recommending today’s short film — Toniko Pantoja’s charming Crayon Dragon — simply because Denny Schneidemesser’s music is fantastic. Don’t get me wrong; I would recommend it for that reason alone, if I had to. But I don’t. Because the whole thing’s pretty great.

The style’s a bit sketchy, which I always enjoy. But it’s also simultaneously soft/crayon-y. Which I also always enjoy. (And which makes a ton of sense in this particular context.)

A wonderful, gentle mood, overall. Also, it reminds me of the chalk painting scene in Mary Poppins. And that reminds me of Dick Van Dyke. And that’s always a good association.

A girl is commissioned to paint over an old concrete illustration. Much to her surprise, she finds herself singing into the world behind the painting. There, she befriends a gentle dragon with a missing wing.

Attribution(s): All artwork, publicity images, and stills are the property of Toniko Pantoja and all respective creators and/or distributors.

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