May 25, 2014

Penny Dreadful: Introducing Frankenstein

The new Penny Dreadful TV series has been playing to excellent reviews, assisted by an ongoing “viral” campaign that includes a busy, well-done website. Here, first shown to promote the series on the UK’s Sky network, is a beautifully animated introduction to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein directed by Gergely Wootsch for London-based Beakus studio.

The short piece was written and narrated by historian and broadcaster Matthew Sweet, author of Inventing the Victorians and Shepperton Babylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema.

This Frankenstein is the first of three animated shorts promoting the series, with Dracula and Dorian Gray to follow.

The Dracula animation is here.
Beakus Animation Studio.
Penny Dreadful website.

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