Poet: Neil Gaiman

Nicholas Was… by Neil Gaiman

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It would be hard to top last year’s animation of “Nicholas Was…” by Beijing motion graphics studio 39 Degrees North, but Trine Malde and narrator Aaron Kay took this in a completely different direction with “a mixture of rotoscoped animation, live action and found footage to comment on the stress and evil of christmas consumerism.”

Nicholas Was… by Neil Gaiman

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A prose-poem from Gaiman’s collection Smoke and Mirrors animated by the Beijing motion graphics studio 39 Degrees North to serve as a video Christmas card. Gaiman himself was enthusiastic, and encouraged people to make and post more video adaptations of the poem to be featured on his blog on Christmas day.