In the spirit of Halloween we decided to put our pumpkin carving skills to the test and build a pumpkintrope – a pumpkin zoetrope.

We had made a zoetrope previously for our studio Christmas project Merry Foxmas and enjoyed the process so much we decided to make another one. This time instead of using paper we used a real life pumpkin. The process was fairly messy as it is always a challenge using organic materials, but it was a lot of fun getting our hands dirty.

We were thrilled to have our Halloween pumpkintrope appear on TV and featured in the following blogs:

Laughing Squid
The Creator’s Project (
Animated Review

The Halloween pumpkintrope was also shortlisted for Creativepool’s annual animation prize.


Design and Direction: Picturesmith

Sound and Music: Ana Roman