We’re all familiar with the magical tales of flying reindeer and toy-making tiny elves, but you may be surprised to hear that the holiday spirit predates even Santa Claus. The Very VERY First Christmas is a classic Yuletide spectacular, a take on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, starring a bright-eyed pterodactyl named Star who hasn’t quite yet learned to fly. Written and directed by Brian O’Donnell for The Mill’s Design Studio, this Christmas short is a labor of love that spanned across our NY, LA, Chicago and London studios.
“'The Very VERY First Christmas' is a dazzling deep dive into classic holiday nostalgia and charm. Our core group of lead designers collaborated under only one rule: Imperfect is perfect. The result is an inspiring handmade approach to 3D modeling: blending modern tools with charming traditional cel animation and a whole lotta heart. We hope you enjoy.”
Grab a cup of hot chocolate, sit back and unearth The Very VERY First Christmas.
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