The Pursuit of Happiness

2D Animation
Toon Boom
Created in the span of three months, The Pursuit of Happiness is a hand-drawn semi-surreal animation. In the beginning, the character hopes to find happiness by endlessly chasing an unreachable image of success, but by the end, she realizes that contentment can lie in the smaller things. I want the scenes to transition in a fluid, creative way. Scenes I envisioned include calendar dates collapsing into each other, and the character chasing herself.

Work Process

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Original Animatic

Finished Animation (Click for sound!)
Reshu Catherine Liang