Here’s a cute little short I found on YouTube. Two brothers in what appears to be ancient China are trying to catch a fox. However, this fox is a sly little fox…and she has access to a magic pool. Hilarity ensues. And by “hilarity” I mean a martial arts fistfight between an Earthbender and a lighting elemental.
I don’t know if this is based on an actual story. I did find history of making it, but otherwise that’s all I found.
A short film created by four students at Supinfocom Arles, an art school in France, the film was made in 2011. There’s no “making of” video that I know of, but from their description here is a list of the people who worked on it and what they did, plus links to their blogs on making it where I could find them.
Thomas Bozovic: 2d research, wu da modeling , Animation, Matte Painting
Alexandre Cazals: Colorboard/Lightboard, Wu song modeling, Environments Lookdev, Texturing/Shading, Lighting, Rendering , Compositing
Julien Legay: 2d research, fox modeling, FX, fur, Layout
Chao ma: Original Idea, Character Design, Girl Modeling, Animation, Designs , 2d reaserch, Story Board, Layout.
Guy-Roger Duvert: Music (link to his MySpace, but I don’t think any of the music came from this short)
Nicolas Titeux: Sound Design
Softwares used: 3dsmax, Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro