Animated films have made a resurgence in popular culture. One of the most creative forms of the medium can be found in short films. Shorts provide an opportunity for talented animators to produce imaginative films that are funny, emotional, frightening, and suspenseful. These supernatural shorts from The Animation Workshop not only have bewitching imagery, but tell engaging stories.
“The Fox Sisters” is an animated short film created in 2010 by Stine Nymand Svensson and Elianna Morningstar Hansen as part of The Animation Workshop. The video is based on a concept by Laura Büchert Schjødt and is loosely based on the story of the Hydesville Fox sisters who gave birth to the Spiritualist movement in the United States. The film portrays older sister Leah abandoning younger sisters Katie and Maggie, then constructs an account of their childhood showing the siblings falling into questionable professional and family customs. This short film is beautifully animated. The colors and imagery of “The Fox Sisters” reflect the darkness of the fictionalized characters’ experience.