by Heidi Alamanda in Video on Monday 9 January 2012

I recently caught this short animation entitled Pada Suatu Ketika (Once Upon a Time), created by Indonesian LaKON Animasi. In it, bajaj (auto rickshaws) transform into a big Transformers-type robots and stomp amid Indonesian food stalls and traditional markets. It was so well done that the audience initially mistook it for the trailer for an upcoming LaKON film. It’s actually a study for their plan to launch animation education programs in Solo, Indonesia. I hope the positive confusion will be great motivation for achieving their initial goal of opening a school.