A bright full moon can be seen in the background as a songbird perches on a branch. Moments later, she starts singing and spreads her wings. In the next panel, a squirrel is seen to be observing the majestic singing of the songbird. The squirrel turns around, and it turns out that he is the conductor. He waves his hands, signalling the forest creatures. Turtles, frogs, hedgehogs, and even the fish, gather around him and they sing in unison.
The animation, titled Maestro, was created by Illogic.
In an interview with Vimeo, the team explained that they sought to balance imaginativeness with believability within the confines of their realistic universe. Illogic is based in Montpellier, France, where they recently opened an animation studio called Bloom Pictures.
See the full video over at Colossal.
(Image Credit: Bloom Pictures/ Colossal)