A high tech mix of “old meets new” with art direction and character design influenced by 1930’s sci-fi pulp magazines and vintage advertising posters, Cold War is a tribute to Warner Brothers and Mad Magazine. All these influences are brought together by cutting edge 3D animation. Key framed by hand without motion capture and created by two students at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan for their Thesis film project. Cold War seeks to veer away from standard student films and get back to the roots of animation, namely comedy.
There are no ninjas or evil clowns in this piece―just a self-contained universe inhabited by two foes from rival nations. Their rivalry is the basis for their slap stick brand of humor.4 min