Mironins – Musical Moments

Animated Sequences

Lately we’ve been working on the animatics for “Mironins” the series. It’s about the adventures and relationship of three different drops of paint that live inside Joan Miró’s paintings. The action takes place inside the paintings and sometimes outside too, in the corridors or other locations of the Miró Foundation building. The series doesn’t have a didactic purpose, it rather has a vocation of entertainment, trying to bring art closer to children. It has 26 chapters, 7 minutes each. In this world, besides the three drops, a lot of secondary characters and different locations will appear. It was a challenge to single out the characters and integrate them with the rest of the show.

We also developed the ‘musical moments’, a musical piece inside almost each chapter, about 30 seconds long (sometimes longer), where the narrative code changes to one more based on the music and motion graphics. There, the animation becomes more limited, colour takes more presence, perspectives disappear and all is solved in a more graphic way, following the rhythm of the music. It was a very useful resource to explain situations maybe harder to represent with the more conventional language of the series.

Mironins Credits:

Direction: Mikel Mas Bilbao, Txesco Montalt

Script: Cristina Broquetas, Celia Rico

Music: Banjo Soundscapes

Production:  Cornelius Films, Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Hampa Studio, Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC), Low Films, Peekaboo Animation, Radio Televisión Española (RTVE), Televisió de Catalunya (TV3), VRT – Flemish Television, Wuji House