However, things go wrong and her cover is blown…. To be continued and as you already know, it was never green lit. The animation was done in that old cartoony fashion, but with a hint of originality. The main character, Agent Xero, was a cute pink haired enthusiastic, upbeat and spunky girl who also took her job seriously. Although, she can mostly be immature and childish. He practically watches over Xero like a babysitter.
How ‘World of Tomorrow’ Director Don Hertzfeldt Stays Independent
For a director with the pedigree of animator Don Hertzfeldt, studios should be lining up with offers to direct a feature film. Hertzfeldt, a two-time Oscar nominee, is listed among the most influential animators of all time. Over a plus year career, Hertzfeldt has established a cult audience online who follows his every move, allowing the animator the freedom to make whatever movie he wants, at the pace that he wants.
Rejected is an animated short comedy film by Don Hertzfeldt that was released in It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film the following year at the 73rd Academy Awards , and received 27 awards from film festivals around the world. Rejected is now considered a cult classic and one of the most influential animated films ever made, especially after it found its way onto the internet in the early s and became a viral sensation. A fictional frame story explains that Hertzfeldt was commissioned to do animated segments for commercials and television network interstitials, but they were all rejected upon receipt. This is followed by a collection of short, surreal vignettes, presented as a reel of rejected corporate advertising work.