Jul 8, 2014

"Pinchaque" - A Tale Of A Colombian Tapir

Pinchaque tells the tale of the mountain tapir (Genus Tapirus Pinchaque), from their initial western discovery in the 1800's by the French explorer Roulin, inclindg a breakdown of all the aspects that make these animals interesting and essential to their local ecosystems. The animals are currently endangered, so the short was created to raise awareness as to their current situation.

Unlike opting for a live action approach, I think it was a great idea to go the animated route to appeal to a broader audience. It was an entertaining, and informative look into a species I really knew nothing about. Pinchaque was directed and animated by Caroline Attia with the help of Nathalie Robert, and commissioned by the Nativa Foundation and Tapir Preservation Fund.

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