You may or may not have read Andrew Peterson’s four-book middle grade/young adult fantasy series called The Wingfeather Saga. For two years, Andrew and a dedicated group of creatives have been at work producing a short animated film that introduces the characters and gives a hint at the plot.
I think this first in the Wingfeather Saga films is very well done as an animated work. The narrator does a particularly good job of capturing the seriousness and the high tension of the later books while also displaying the humor which made the first books so successful. The thing is, The Wingfeather Saga short film (15 minutes long) is free—without cost, available to everyone, available in a variety of places. The hope is that this short will prove to be so successful that demand for a full length movie will follow.
I’m excited, not just because the quality is there but because an outpouring of support for a fantasy will be the best answer to places like Wrethched and the recently voiced criticism of the fantasy genre.
The Wingfeather Saga short film is on Facebook. According to this post, it’s also available on YouTube, Vimeo, and Amazon Prime. Some fans have reported trouble with some of the links, but with so many choices, one should work.
Enjoy, and tell your friends.