Leoš JANACEK (1854 - 1928)
The Cunning Little Vixen
Conductor Kent Nagano
Animation Geoff Dunbar
A lavish animation of Janacek's well-loved classic featuring Sharpears, the loveable, mischievous fox.
Region Code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9
Running time: 75 minutes DVD
Sound format: Dolby Stereo
Menu languages: GB
Subtitle languages: F/D/ES (PAL)
OA 0839 D (PAL) OA 0871 D (NTSC)
Janacek's opera, inspired by the 1920s cartoon strip Vixen Sharpears, returns to its roots in the hands of innovative animator Geoff Dunbar, whose award-winning films include Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mr Tod and Paul McCartney's Rupert and the Frog Song.
With its new sound track recorded by Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and singers from the European Opera Centre, the story of Sharpears unfolds a tale of love, death and rebirth which will appeal to audiences of all ages.
EXTRA FEATURES INCLUDE
Animating The Cunning Little Vixen
Director Geoff Dunbar reveals the inspiration behind the characters created for Jana?ek's score. He follows, from storyboard to final film, the animation process which brings his characters to life
The complete storyboard tells the story of Geoff Dunbar's visual concept for the film.
Stages of animation
Press the angle button during play to take you through the stages of animation of a short section of the film, from storyboard, line tests and final film; or compare the stages on 'quad split', showing all four angles on one screen