Now Showing: Rabbit and Deer

Hungarian Animation Rabbit and Deer (Nyuszi és Őz) (Dir. Péter Vácz, Hungary, 2013) is now available online. The film, a clever mix of 2D and 3D, won 120 awards worldwide and gained plaudits including a Special Mention at the Young Director Award in Cannes and Best Animated Short at the Nashville Film Festival.

Rabbit and Deer are living happily and careless until their friendship is put to the test by Deer's new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension, inspired by a Rubik-cube. After an unexpected accident Deer finds himself in a new world, unknown to him. Separated by dimensions the two friends have to find the way back to each other.

Péter Vácz, said about the film:

"I came to the two characters which were inspired by my previous relationship – the Deer was me. I think many people do it as well, imagining what kind of animal you look like. You start realising that she looks like a rabbit or she has these characteristics and then you’re just stuck with these alter egos or avatars. That was kind of the game, it just gave us another way of communicating with each other. Then slowly as I started to put together the elements of the film, the story, it just found its way to the 2D and the 3D, and the two characters and how this difference describes their relationship."

See the film below:

Rabbit and Deer (Nyuszi és Őz) from Péter Vácz on Vimeo.

26 February 2015, by Laurence Boyce