Fable Animation

Choose an Aesop’s Fable:

http://www.taleswithmorals.com/

Here are animations or Photoshop renditions of some of these same fables:

https://www.umass.edu/aesop/fables.php

or choose a Fable from another culture:

Filipino Folk Tales: https://www.aswangproject.com

Chinese Folk Tales: https://www.thoughtco.com/chinese-fable-stories-4084028

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Chinese_Fables_and_Folk_Stories

African Folk Tales: https://africa.mrdonn.org/fables.html

Each of the Aesop’s Fables is a very short story (1 to 2 paragraphs). Most involve animals. Each has a clear “moral” at the end. Some are very well known today (The Fox & the Grapes, The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, The Goose and the Golden Eggs), others are forgotten. You can also explore similar folk tales and fables from other cultures at the links above.

Find one that appeals to you, that has animals you can envision creating out of simple geometric shapes. Use Adobe Animate to tell the story. You can either use Voice Over narration or put words on the screen. If words are on the screen, be aware that even the shortest phrase needs to be onscreen for 4 seconds minimum (at 12fps that’s approximately 50 frames). Make sure you use Symbols for the characters (or for parts of the characters) in your story.