This is probably one of the most beautiful animations you’ll ever see. Based on Sergey Kozlov’s book with the same title, these ted minutes of pure tenderness are about Hedgehog getting lost in the forest fog while going to visit his friend, Bear. ‘I’ll tell him: I brought raspberry jam’ he tells himself while walking.
This short film was made by Russian animator Yuriy Norshteyn in 1975 using a special animation technique that involves a multiplane camera. More precisely, the camera is looking down through a series of glass planes, which can move horizontally and also towards and away from the camera. This multiplane filming is what gives the 3D effect of the Norshteyn’s animations and the movements of the planes make the characters come closer or further on the screen.