Saving Harry the Hedgehog
Wildlife Aid in the UK is running “Saving Harry”, an advertising campaign focused on the hedgehog. Magical paw prints guide Harry the hedgehog out of suburbia and back into the wild. Since the 1950s the number of hedgehogs in Britain has fallen from 30 million to 1 million. We could be faced with possible urban extinction of the much cherished little animal by 2025. To make a donation and see how you can help save our beloved hedgehogs, visit wildlifeaid.org.uk/savingharry. The film is the result of an intricate connection of 2D drawings with the movements of a puppet hedgehog, bringing hand drawn illustrations into a 3d world.
Animation was directed by director/compositor Kris Hofmann with illustrations by Sandra Dieckmann working with model maker Joe James, puppeteer Amber Donovan, art director Nicola Wren, director of photography Mirko Beutler, lighting assistant Peter Panoa, photographer Filippo Bianchi, sound designer Alexander Zlamal, 2D animator Lilian Fu, and compositor Nuno Costa.
Music is “I’m Seeing Stars”, performed by The Elephant Rooms. The track is available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to Wildlife Aid’s Saving Harry campaign.