Sweet animation from George Shelbourn about a comet that's lost its way

15 May 2012


It’s hard isn’t it, when you’re having one of those days where you feel like you can’t do anything right and even though you’re surrounded by a sea of charismatic commuters you still can’t help but feel alone… And then you hear a song or something on TV and it makes you cry because it’s like, “ugh this is sooo my life!” No? Well even if you’re not having one of those days today you’ll still be able to identify with this sweet animation from George Shelbourn called Comet that tells the tale of a lost little comet, stuck on a strange planet and unable to fly away.

This is a such a nice piece of animation. Executed in a sort of letter box size we can’t focus on anything else but the comet’s perspective and the simple black and pink colour palette gives us enough contrast and character to this world that you start to really root for this little space dude. It’s lovely and George manages to show us that it’s all about perseverance and hard work in the end, but in a simple way that avoids all the cheesy schmaltz we’re subjected to on the True Movies channel for instance.

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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