Tatjana Gaida (AT), Katharina Göschelbauer (AT), Jessica Leirich (AT), Kathrin Mittermaier (AT)
Using various animation techniques—cartooning, cut-outs and stop-motion—we engaged under the professional guidance of MUKATO (Muzak, Karoline Riha and Thomas Renoldner) in a very intensive, physically strenuous but fascinating and ultimately pleasurable production process that brought forth Emoticon.
The plot begins with a scene featuring a television. Two kids are sitting in front of the set and arguing, probably about which program to watch, since all you can see on the TV screen are static and snow. An adult has dosed off in a nearby easy chair, so he sleeps through the enticing offer being broadcast—a colorful stranger with a hypnotizing lollypop unobtrusively draws the children into his realm … and the story proceeds to its deadly conclusion.