“The Mystery Hat” is a new children’s book by my good friends Jakob and Rune who I worked with at Amblimation and DreamWorks.
Both are outstanding traditional animators and even though they have dabbled in 3D very well, it looks like their hearts are still in hand drawn animation and illustration. Who other than animators would think of making an animated teaser trailer for their book release? I don’t know about you, but I want to see the movie now…
I can’t wait to see the book and I know I will be bugging both of them to do more animation, even though I have a project I will be working on soon, but I want this to be the one after that and keep the ball rolling on supporting and reviving 2D animation.
Anyway, check it out, this is a beautifully illustrated book and it looks like the story is very sweet. I am so proud to add the both of them to my animation buddies, turned children’s illustrators group. So Jakob and Rune are joining Molly, Frans and Alexandra on my book shelf soon. All the best of luck to them, I love your work and I am sure so will everyone else, just look at the artwork, it’s awesome.