“Cat Ciao” by Sam Chen

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    Cat Ciao


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  • Pixel Playground Animations


    What happens when your eyes are bigger than your mouth? Or more importantly, your brain? This profound question is what “Cat Ciao” attempts to explore and resolve. Unbeknownst to most of us, this gastronomical human flaw exists in the animal kingdom as well. In a Darwinian tale of the survival of the fittest, “Cat Ciao” demonstrates that the aggressor doesn’t necessarily always win, especially when feline curiosity and insatiability are involved.

    “Cat Ciao” was produced over a period of about six months by a relatively small team. The eventual goal was to create a fun and entertaining story with memorable characters that are full of personality. The animation was produced entirely with AliaslWave front Maya software running on SGI and NT systems. Editing and assembly were performed in Adobe Premiere. No animals were harmed in the production of this film.

Additional Contributors:

    Producer: Sam Chen

    Music: Ed Allard, Christina Ahn

    Story, direction, animation, editing, producing, sound, design: Sam Chen

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