‘The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf: A Stop-motion Adaptation’
This film is a stop-motion animated adaptation of Aesop’s classic fable, ‘The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf,’ also widely known as ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf.’ Timothy Schultz is a writer, producer, and director of this animation, which was produced on behalf of Bullhead Entertainment, LLC.
Although many people are familiar with the traditional moral tale, which demonstrates the consequences of lying, this adaptation follows Aesop’s story with a less-than-traditional approach. Not only is the character of the boy brought to life through his humorous antics, the entire film is enhanced through unique artistry that combines 10,000 still photographs with modern graphics. This film is a fresh take on an ancient tale that continues to be relevant despite the passage of time.
This film was shot in a Denver, CO studio and consists of over 10,000 still photographs coming to life into one fluid animation. The set measured over 12 feet in length and the characters were on average 5 inches tall.
Animator John Grigsby and director Timothy Schultz worked for hours each day in order to generate only a few seconds of footage. The entire film took nearly 4 months to shoot.
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- Genre: Stop-motion Animation
- Trivia: This film was shot in a downtown Denver, Colorado studio. The set was over 4 feet in length and the characters on average 5 inches tall.
- Timothy's role: Writer, Director, Producer