EDIT: see end of the post for words by Lluis himself!
This is an amazing animation by Lluis Fuzzhound, who apparently is self-taught!
Inspired by and paying homage to the style and animation of the 50′s (“Cartoon Modern”), it was inspired by a friend of Lluis who is a tiki carver, and made for an actual Tiki exhibition.
It seems straight out of that decade! Check it out:
UPDATE: There was so much interest in this short and how it was made that we reached out to Lluis to find out. Here’s what wrote:
The software I used is nothing out of the ordinary:
The programs I use for each of the elements in the cartoon are…
Animation: Pencil and Flash
Background: Illustrator & Photoshop
Sound: Soundbooth & Soundtrack pro
and I put it all together in After Effects.
I basically work in a traditional animation process.
2. time music/layout backgrounds
5. put together
The music is from my own private collection. I like mid century music.
I am also a drummer and musician, I think this helps with timing the animation.
Thanks Lluis for the quick reply and explanation!