What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Welcome to O’Town


Today, I’m sharing a sweet animated short called Welcome to O’Town. It’s a story with which every struggling artist (and everyone who’s new in town) can relate. In contrast to many of the struggling-artist-makes-good videos out there, the message isn’t that if you just hang in there, you’ll make it big someday. Instead, it’s that everything is better when you let people (in this case, bears) in. A very solid lesson. Though only with animated bears, not real ones. They’re face eating monsters. (That was for you, Millermin!) But I digress.

Welcome to O’Town was conceived and animated by artist Euni Cho who made the film as her senior thesis at Sheridan College in Canada. The film features a soundtrack by Hem, who also created a gorgeous song I play often called Half Acre. I’ve posted it below the animation because I love any excuse to listen to this lovely piece!

Euni Cho doesn’t seem to have a website yet, though I will keep an eye out for her. In the meantime, you can follow the lovely Hem on their website and on Facebook and YouTube.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Welcome to O’Town

  1. I enjoyed both of them. I continue to be amazed at the art work that goes into some of the cartons. The little bear was great. Hal

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  2. This was very sweet. And Hem….what a beautiful voice.

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  3. Such pretty music… 🙂 ❤

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  4. such talent and I have no idea how it is done.

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  5. The animation was sweet and gorgeous. I especially loved the handling of light and shadow. The music is beautiful. I am a sucker for folk music generally and that Half Acre song is absolutely my cup of tea. I am definitely going to check out more of Hem’s work.

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  6. Lovely. Just plain lovely. 😀

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