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.