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The Blender Foundation's "Big Buck Bunny" is a Peach!

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The Blender Foundation’s second free-content movie, Big Buck Bunny, is the product of the foundation’s “Peach Open Movie” project, and the results are impressive. Like the previous Elephants Dream movie, this film pushes the technical envelope for the “Blender” free software 3D rendering and animation application; unlike it, it succeeds as pure entertainment.

There’s no denying that Elephants Dream was a sensational film release, but the only reason for its success was that it was a free-licensed, open source computer-animated 3D film. From an artistic and directorial perspective, it was a bit wanting.

By contrast, BBB aims for a lower artistic mark—it is, with neither prentence nor shame, a cartoon. However, also unlike Elephants Dream, this film squarely hits that mark: the film is delightfully funny and cute, and (in my opinion) entirely appropriate for children.

The Peach Open Movie project had specific orders to strike a more populist chord: it had to be cute, furry, and funny. No doubt this was partly to compensate for the shortcomings of Elephants Dream, but it was also simply to stay diverse, so as to cover more technical territory for Blender.

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