Archie’s Bat is a story about the main character Archie, a lonely young boy who is surprisingly given the chance at friendship when his path crosses with an injured bat. However, Archie will learn that not only is a bat not the best play mate, but there’s responsibility in caring for another living being. We watch as Archie treats the bat as though it were another human being, playing childlike games with it and doing more worse than good for the bat’s wellbeing.
This animated short aims to portray the innocence of a child in misunderstanding situations and the learning curve of letting go. To create this project, I used ToonBoom Harmony for the character animation, keeping to a style of frame by frame animation. The backgrounds where each created in Photoshop along with various props, etc.