Short of the Week and Other Blogosphere Hits

It’s been a good three days for “The Girl and the Fox”. We’ve been featured on a boatload more blogs and websites, including The Curious Brain, Film School Rejects, i09, and one of my very favorites, Short of the Week. The good folks at SotW touched on what really makes TGTF strong:

“…for many animators—especially those behind short films—the medium becomes a celebration of speaking with one’s pictures. Story through action, emotion through motion. So is the case with Base14’s The Girl and the Fox, a lyrical, dialogue-free fairy tale that is as easily accessible as it is deep.”

Here’s a round-up of other blog mentions and my favorite lines from select articles.

“This short, silent fairy tale illustrates the more tender side of the state of nature, and the animation thoroughly evokes a story book come to life.”

Film School Rejects
“Pay close attention to the outstanding lighting design in this animated short from Base14. It’s a combination of exaggeratedly detailed backgrounds and comic-strip-simple characters, but even beyond the beauty, the real joy is the story.”

“I have to admit to being rather surprised to discover that they are based in Los Angeles as to me The Girl and the Fox had a much more European feel to it – perhaps because of the costumes the characters wear  it felt very much like an Old World fable.”

The San Francisco Egotist
“This film has been nominated and awarded all over the place. It won’t take long for you to see why.”

Forbidden Planet
“…the fox turns out to be rather handsome, with a wonderfully bushy tail and she’s not sure she can bring herself to harm him – but if she doesn’t what will happen between human girl and fox?”

The Curious Brain

Parka Blogs


Arte y Animación

Cold Hard Flash


Dooby Brain

Update: I almost forgot, we were also featured on the central hub of Vimeo itself, as part of the Vimeo Staff picks. Thanks Vimeo!

‘The Girl and the Fox’ Launches Online

Last night amid a flurry of tweets and status updates, “The Girl and the Fox” went live on Vimeo and Youtube! We’re already off to a great start across the blogosphere, with mentions on and Our next big goal is to get featured on Short of the Week, and you can help us do that by voting for the film did a great job voting! We made it!

Did you know we’re still showing in theaters, too? It’s true. We’ve got big appearances coming up at the Nantucket Film Festival at the end of this month and the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International in July. In fact, I believe that’s TGTF on the front page! Head on over to for the complete literary.

Thanks again to everyone that helped create, promote and support the film. It means the world to this small studio. We hope we’ll mean something special to the world.

T-Minus 24 Hours and Counting…

It’s almost here… are you ready? The official online premiere of “The Girl and the Fox” is less than a day away now, and everyone here at Base14 is pretty stoked. Here’s a wrap-up of all the great things that have kept us busy leading up to the premiere:

That’s all for now! Check back on Monday bright and early for the big premiere!!!