When a fellow WordPress-hosted site clicks “like” on one of my posts I get a message that includes a few posts from their website if they have one. This is WordPress’s way of getting people to check out each other’s sites and build their ad revenue. Every now and then one comes through that I’m curious about and check out. One of them was a post of an animated short based on the Finnish fable of the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, entitled Fox Fires. Produced and written for a graduation film, it tells the story of a group of animals chosen to help the moon light the night sky. Since the main title involves foxes (apparently the Finnish term is “revontulet”, translated as “fox’s fire”) and I really like foxes (they’re just so cute) I had to check it out, and then I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy.

Catch more animations and artwork at Keby’s YouTube Channel

While I didn’t check everyone’s dialog the fox I could tell was backwards so I ran it through Audacity. It’s the same lines the fox says in the text but with a few different words. The rest seems to be gibberish. On the one hand it fits the rest of the way they talk, but the lines were well acted by whomever played the fox so it’s also a bit disappointing nobody can tell unless they run it in review through an audio editor. Otherwise it’s a beautiful work. The art is amazing, the music is fantastic, and while it may take some liberties with the fable according to someone in the comments of the video the end result is just really good. I hope you all enjoyed it.

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

3 responses »

  1. Sean says:

    This is a nice production. A neat change of pace to see a legend from Finland. What would you think if you saw a fox in your yard? I saw online that two weeks ago, a good size bobcat was photographed during daylight hours in somebody’s yard on a street near you, Tronix. So you might not see a fox when you go out to your mailbox, but you very well may bump into a bobcat!


    • There have been reports of bears and I used to see deer until recently, but no bobcats. A fox made off with my cousin’s chickens before. I’m betting she doesn’t like them nearly as much. 😀


      • Sean says:

        Yes, you definitely have bears and bobcats in your neighborhood. I’m sure there’s foxes too. Foxes do love chickens, so anybody raising chickens won’t be a fan of foxes for sure!

        Oh, I just found out that a new MOTU comic book series is coming out from DC in November. It’s called He-Man and the Masters of the Multi-Verse, a six issue limited series. I will at least check out issue #1. If it’s any good, then I will continue with it. Another interesting piece of news I discovered is that the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe live action action is coming out in 2021!


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