A third-year student production from Gobelins L’Ecole de L’Image, Oktapodi is a two-and-a-half minute computer animated short about an octopi couple who find themselves seperated when the male is plucked from their aquarium and hauled away to meet his doom in a delivery truck. The shocked female soon escapes and sets out on a comical adventure to rescue her lover as the truck makes its way through the streets of a Greek village.
Oktapodi took its team of six directors seven months to complete the animation, while UCLA Music graduate Kenny Wood supplied the original composition which features a violin performance from Dorthy Kwon. The resulting film was very well-received, winning a host of awards including Best of Show and the Audience Prize at SIGGRAPH 2008, along with an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009.
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