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Raccoon and Crawfish

''Raccoon & Crawfish'' uses modern technology to tell an ancient Oneida Indian legend that has been passed down through countless generations of storytellers. Like many Oneida legends, this story uses characters from the animal kingdom to point a moral - in the case, the dangers of boasting and deception.

A hungry raccoon searches for food and finds a crawfish on a quest for glory. Their battle will decide the fate between an ego full of pride or a belly full of food.

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Raccoon and Crawfish was produced over a year and a half using Maya, 3D Studio Max, After Effects, Photoshop and Final Cut Pro by five animators and one graphic artist who co-directed the production.

Character voices were done by Peter Hale (the Crawfish) and Bobby Crawford (the Raccoon). The music is an original score by a well established Native American composer, Brent Michael Davids.

The project began as part of an archiving process for the Oneida Indian Nation to record information from the aging tribal members.


Copyright © 2008 Four Directions Media, LLC.

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 16 Jul 2008