This fantastic-looking digitally animated short inspired by The Hobbit explores the mysterious origins of the dragons of Middle Earth. It was directed by Kieran Duncan, and I love the papercraft design style that was used. It's alike an animated pop-up story book.
This was an MSc Animation class project done in association with Axis Animation. It was made to provide an unofficial animated short to tie in with the release of The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug. The project took 13 weeks to make, and as you'll see, it turned out quite beautifully. I'd watch a full Hobbit movie in this style!
Thanks to io9 for the heads up. I really hope you like it!