This is Longway North, a movie pilot from France's Sacrebleu Productions and director Rémi Chayé, who worked on The Secret of Kells. The animation team assembled this short film as a pitch for a longer production that should hopefully be out in 2014. Here's a synopsis:

Sasha, a young Russian aristocratic girl at the end of the 19th century, dreams of the Great North and languishes over Oloukine, her grandfather, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer, who has not returned from his last expedition to conquer the North Pole. He transmitted his location to Sasha which is far from satisfying her parents as they have already arranged for their daughter to marry. She revolts against this destiny, flees and is resolved to going to join Oloukine a longway north.

[Sacrebleu Productions via Kate Beaton]


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