Jun 5, 2013

Le Dauphin Dauphin

Le Dauphin Dauphin is a clever short by employees at the French gaming/animation studio Ankama, titled using a clever play on words ('Dauphin' means both dolphin and the elder son of a king). The coolest aspect about this short was that it was created by 5 interns over a summer period at the studio, putting all their newly learned knowledge to practical use. If you're tired of classic 'Princess and the Frog' style stories, you'll enjoy seeing this short turn that concept on it's head and piledrive it into the ground.

Here's the translation of the initial 40 second narration:

Once upon a time in a faraway land, lived a prince of unequaled beauty, who only found amusement in the torment of innocents. Dolphins, in particular, were his victims of choice, and he tortured them by the thousands. The Lord Of The Seas received word of the prince's atrocities, and saw to it that they would cease. He transformed the prince into an abomination, part man, part dolphin, consigning him to a dark prison made of clouds. Only the kiss of a very special someone would someday grant the prince his freedom, and restore him to his human form.

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