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BYU Students Produce Animated Short Film

BYU Students Produce Animated Short Film

Posted - Dec. 13, 2004 at 4:59 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- Computer animation students from Brigham Young University think they've got another award-winning short film on their hands.

Their latest creation, PetShop, is the story of a not-so-loveable Chinchilla who is so desperate to leave the petshop; he'll do anything to win over a potential owner.

Students say they're confident this animated short is better than "Lemmings" -- the BYU film that won two prestigious awards and the attention of Hollywood producers.

Trent Halvorsen, Director: "We've got it in a number of different film festivals. We're basically just seeing what we can get for our efforts, and to bring some notoriety and some prestige to the University and to the animation program."

The four-minute film represents a year and a half of work by students, and original music performed by the BYU jazz ensemble.

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