The Dot

Client: Weston Woods/Scholastic

Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."

Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are an invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw — she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says.

That one dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of self-discovery. That moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds’ fable about the creative spirit in all of us. With a simple story and free-spirited illustrations, Reynolds' book, The Dot, has been transformed into an animated short film by the Studio, enticing even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark — and follow where it takes you.

A Peek Inside


2005 East Lansing Children's Film Festival: Best of the Fest Winner- Program B

2004 Chicago International Children's Film Festival: 2nd Prize "Animated Short Film or Video"

2004 Columbus International Film and Video Festival: Honorable Mention

Product: animated film

Age Range: all ages

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