The three animated shorts have been designed to get young people reading Hemingway’s novels, and are appearing on The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, Illinois’s Instagram page.
The shorts deliver each of the three books’ plots in a tongue-in-cheek style. For instance, ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ shows the titular Santiago in his boat, fishing rod in hand. "No fish, no fish," he says. He gets a bite from a marlin. "Big fish. Big fish!" he says. But a shark consumes his catch. "No fish," he says. The film closes with a shot of the word "Fin" daubed on the dorsal fin of the shark.
'The Old Man and the Sea'
'For Whom the Bell Tolls'
'A Farewell to Arms'
Client: The Ernest Hemingway Foundation
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Chicago
Creatives: Joe Sciarrotta, Chris Turner, Bowen Mendelson, Isaac Pagan