Artwork and Story by Nathan Mezquida (4 years old)
Animated by Allen Mezquida (older)
This is an animated dinosaur drama drawn and told by my four year old son. I was so inspired by his drawings, that I offered to animate them. Nathan spends hours drawing every day, mostly dinosaurs. He also loves watching BBC documentaries about dinosaurs. Next thing I knew, we were working on this short film together. Nathan was very clear about the story he wanted to tell and how he wanted it to look. He said he wanted it to be very real, “never cartoony.” I did my best to stay true to his vision. Thanks again to the great Hayes Greenfield for the wonderful musical score.
It was featured on the LA Museum of Natural History Website and Facebook page as well as high traffic sites like Boing Boing, Neatorama, LaughingSquid and Pee Wee Herman’s site.