The Fox and the Chickadee

7 min 36 s
Evan DeRushie

A starving fox discovers a lone chickadee caught in a farmer’s trap. The hapless chickadee turns the tables by proposing a plan that would provide the fox with food for the whole winter, rather than just a snack. Only, he’ll need the chickadee’s help. Told in the style of Aesop’s original fables, this short film by emerging director Evan DeRushie features a mix of classic puppet animation and layered paper cut-outs. It’s a clever battle of wits between two wild animals that asks the question: Can either of them be trusted when their lives are at stake?