As we get closer to Christmas, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping gifts and party-going. Some nights are meant to just stay home and watch a nice holiday film or two. There is something about this time of year that makes Christmas and animated short films a perfect combination. They can be enjoyed by all members of the family and are a particular treat for some of those who are looking something different to watch on television than the old standards.
Based on a story by Branko Ćopić, the 10-minute stop-animation film Hedgehog’s Home by Eva Cvijanović will soon prove to be one of those future unique holiday classics. Co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Bonobostudio in Croatia, Hedgehog’s Home is a fun tale where a pleasant hedgehog is invited over for lunch and company with his fox friend. Surprised that hedgehog would rather go back to his own home than stay the evening at the fox’s home, the cunning forest animal is joined by a bear, a boar and a wolf to track the hedgehog down and see for themselves what made his home so special. Check out the whole video below:
Short Film Fan Review:
Stop-action animation is always a pleasure to watch as a short film format, and Hedgehog’s Home is no exception. The animals and forest background were created so painstakingly that it almost mirrored real life. The background music had melodic flow and the narration by Kenneth Welsh was a great fit in terms of speed and tone. In effect, Hedgehog’s Home is about not having to apologize for where you live and how your home looks. Home is what you make of it and should be respected as such by everyone. With Christmas around the corner, there is nothing like a peaceful home sweet home to enjoy with friends and family.