Hope Springs Eternal
is a short animated film by Ron Noble
. I had the opportunity to see this eclectic and wonderful film over the rainy days of winter in California. What is remarkable about this film is seeing the dynamic personality Ron gives his character Mort through simple expressions. Hope Springs Eternal
is not a children’s film. Why should animation be limited to just family films? This film is about someone who has suffered deep loss and gives up hope. In the process of he finds himself suicidal. When he tries to end everything it actually does not work out the way he planned. The mishaps he suffers made me giggle. The song
“Save My Soul” that Ron wrote adds a nice finishing touch to the entire mood. Ron approached this difficult subject with humor and class. The story is well done. The animation and art direction are beautiful. It truly suits this film. I loved this little story. It is truly a gem.
Ron Noble is a recognized talent in the animation industry. He has been cartooning since he was a child. He directed multiple seasons of All Grown Up, The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, As Told By Ginger, and won the “Outstanding Children’s Animation Program” Emmy in 2002-2003 as a Director on Rugrats. Ron also is the head of the Animation Army, a group of talented people in the animation industry who meet once a month in LA. You can find them at www.animationarmy.com.
Hope Springs Eternal is playing at a film festival near you. For more information about the film please go to www.Nobletown.com.