Animations on the Big Screen

These two clips illustrate how two key elements of the animaton are working. The first example shows a salt-mation dog appearing from the darkness. The second shows the trees growing as a backdrop for scenes set in the enchanting forest, and has been created with watercolour.

The animations of The Tinderbox form an integral part of the narrative, and have developed very organically during the development of the production, along with the narrative. At the NPT, we are very excited to be creating a work where animation and puppetry, two different strands of related art forms, are able to combine and complement one another as they do in The Tinderbox.

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Action Stations and Animations

These stills show how the multiple layers of animation are coming together for The Tinderbox. Different forms of animated visuals flow with the narrative of the performance, and enhance what is happening with the live manipulation of the puppets. There will also be live salt-mation visuals accompanying prerecorded footage. These tests give a wonderful insight into the rich and varied elements of the animated aspects of The Tinderbox.