BERKELEY, CA — MutantLand, the short film produced by Tippett Studio, had its official public release this week on the Ain’t It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com
) Website. MutantLand is a dark glimpse into an ominous civilization, populated by monsters of all shapes and sizes.
Directed by animator and visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett, the three-minute animated short tells a dark tale where hunters are lured into a forbidden zone in their quest for food only to find themselves candidates for the main course.
"The far-flung future is not what we imagine but what we estimate," says creator and two-time Academy Award winner Phil Tippett. MutantLand uses cutting edge computer generated animation drawing from the well of dramatic, sci-fi, fantasy, and action/adventure movies, cross pollinated with anime and Tex Avery. Tippett Studio is very pleased to be partnering with Harry Knowles in releasing the short on such an amazing platform as Ain’t It Cool News.
“Phil Tippett’s MutantLand is a stunning phantasmagorical short film that you’ll long to see as a feature! It conjures atmosphere and a fascination with every alien critter that’s a part of this very mutated land! You’ll just love it!” says Harry Knowles, Head Geek at Ain’t It Cool News.
The short is one small adventure that is part of a larger composition. Phil Tippett is currently finishing a script based on the ideas behind MutantLand, but with more characters, worlds, and adventures. To date, the short has played at 16 film festivals around the world, winning honors for "Best Short Film" at the British Horror Film Festival and A Night of Horror International Film Festival in Australia.