Nov 26, 2013
Created as a Supinfocom graduation movie by Anton Brand, Guillaume Klein, Charlotte Quillet and Raphaël Théolade, Oro Burus tells the tale of a king who loses control of the sun in his colorful kingdom following a lapse of judgement. With an amazing style inspired by traditional wooden building blocks and a nearly video game styled scenario, I was captivated from start to finish.
The clever title draws from the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros, the tail devouring snake that for centuries has represented the concept of cylicality and reincarnation. This is well represented in Oru Burus via the visual representation of the kingdom, which is powered by clockwork, as well as the king's role being the need to preserve the natural flow of time. One of my favorite animated shorts this year so far.