Ringling College of Art + Design

The Monk & The Monkey

When I first stumbled upon this little cartoon I was convinced it was made by a team from a professional animation studio. Well I guess the two undergraduates (at the time) from Ringling College of Art + Design who created this animation are not as far off - as a result of the film both landed jobs at DreamWorks. The Monk & The Monkey is a beautifully crafted animation, with flawless design, composition, brilliant sound-work, (at least to my rookie eye) and simple yet lovely message. So let the story tickle your heart.