Thank you for visiting Rhubarb Zoo, an animation studio based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Here’s what some people have been saying about our work, starting with Entropy (Directed by Dane Jacobs)
Accepted into a number of film festivals, including the Manukau Film Festival and the Krok International Animation Film Festival, Entropy is a marvelous animated film about a girl who takes a trip to the moon.
She’s carried there by the wind. She looks longingly at the half-moon from a hilltop, and simply floats there like a human kite. She meets a magician who can make stars glow. What they’re able to do together can only be described as magical. The moment he leaves her – with their hands separated unwillingly – is cinematically thrilling. The movie ends poignantly, with the credits played over a Disney-style ballad.
This has all been richly imagined and designed by Kiwi animator Dane Jacobs, who wrote, directed and even composed the score. The characters are distinctly drawn with diamond-shaped faces. There are sights on the moon (especially those bubble-encased stars) that will take your breath away. The color palette of blues, yellows and greens is lovely. The costume and hair design is crazy cool. This is the work of a genuine artist.
..and Ectype’s End (Directed by Jeremy Hay and Dane Jacobs)
Ectype’s End is a fast-paced and visually charged ride that combines hand-drawn characters with photographed locations. Featuring a quirky soundtrack that drives and describes the journey of its protaganist, Ectype’s End approaches the age-old issue of conformity with a story that is suitable for all ages.
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Thanks for all the wonderful support and we hope you enjoy our work.
-Dane & J