Stunningly simple animation supporting the underdog from Benjamin Renner

Posted by James Cartwright,

Benjamin Renner’s A Mouse’s Tale takes Aesop’s fable of The Lion and the Mouse and embellishes it with a machiavelian twist, imagining how the story might have panned out had the mouse possessed a little more cunning and nous. Benjamin’s reductive character design and simple textural backgrounds give the animation just the right amount of pathos, developing the villain/victim relationship between lion and mouse beyond stereotypical traditions. Adding to this is a perfectly paced score from Christophe Héral that finishes the film beautifully. Absolutely worth a four minute break from your daily grind.


Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.