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The Scorpion and the Turtle

by James C. Duff

Final Rating: 5.20. Finished 48 out of 169 entries.

75 views including the voting period.


Animator: James C. Duff

Description: The concept is a nod to the classic children's fable in which a scorpion convinces a turtle to help him across a stream.

Experience: Some past CG experience, mostly motion graphics. First real attempt at stop motion.

Time taken: 6 hrs creating models, 3 hrs of shooting, 4 hrs of rig removal and effects.


(Commenting only available during the rating period)

Elmira Solo:

they are soooo cute, maybe more expression on the faces would improve it a lot :)

Jeff Woodward:

Love stop motion, but I think there could have been more done with the turtles, maybe even with the scorpion.

Zoe Piel:


Adam Singer:

fun :)

Jan Abero:

I love claymation and I miss Gumby. Anyways. Good job lip syncing, just wish there was more movement in the turtles but I guess that's what makes this work.

Lance Erickson:

I like how the scorpion is like, "Come on, turtle, follow that butterfly."

C h o c o b i l l y :


Jaime Colque:

interesting scene :)


nice stop motion!

Suyog Patil:

Awesome work... I think it deserves Rank 1