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Neil Gaiman’s The Price Might Become an Animated Short

The Price is a wonderful ghost story of sorts from Neil Gaiman‘s Smoke and Mirrors collection, about a father who finds that the stray his family has adopted is protecting their home from something terrible and wild, and that somehow his family’s happiness is directly dependent on the black cat’s ability to defend them from it.

Filmmaker Christopher Salmon read the story and was enough enamored by it to want to make an animated film of it.  And fortunately for him, Mr. Gaiman was also enough enamored of his concept to give him permission.  The project is currently seeking funds through Kickstarter, but you can watch a video spelling out the basic visual style of the eventual movie, featuring many shots from his animatic below.

(via Wired.)

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