Longer-form shorts... festival wins and favorites.
2016: "the something"
animated short (7:30)
An award-winning Tom Babbitt animated short of mother Natalie Babbitt's (Tuck Everlasting) classic children's book, "The Something." Features original score, song ("It's All in a Dream"), voices, illustration, editing and animation by TB.
2019: "the something else"
animated short (13:24)
The official sequel to 2016's "The Something" is here. "The Something Else" picks up the main characters in the first story and finds Mylo working through another of life's little challenges... namely, "Who am I?" Mylo thinks (like many of us) that he'd like to be "something else" - someone else - anything but himself. But life seems to be, in some cosmic sense, "course-correcting," in the sense that upstream is up stream and downstream is down. Going down the upstream, one encounters tremendous resistance. Mylo, when he tries to become something he is not, falls on his face again and again. So - in a funny way, not getting what he wants turns out to be just the thing he needed. Features an original song, "The Long Way Around." Drawn, animated, edited, voiced and scored by TB.
A sampling of slightly longer-form animations (1-2 mins.) from over the last 6 or so years...
It's really really really great to see you.
Seriously, do not answer the phone.
They LIKE me! They really LLLIKE me!
Animators are up in arms.
The suits in Marketing insisted on the ( ! )
In this one case, the ( ! ) is dope.