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.
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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.