A ballet audition turns into a cyborg battle in this animated short

Gene Kim started his NYU Tisch undergraduate thesis film Fighting Spirits before Black Swan came out, but it also plays with the classic image of dueling ballerinas in black and white. But when these ladies battle on stage, they fight with something heavier than toe shoes.


[via The Animation Blog]


Scott Mawhiney

Who knew that ballet was a blood sport?

Very nicely done: good character designs, good artistic direction, solid animation (and LOTS of it too - this had to take a while!), good voice acting, good editing, solid pacing, and it told a good story. Gene Kim should be rightfully proud of this animation.