Allure  -  A Short Story about the Far Distance

al·lure
/əˈlo͝or/
verb - powerfully attract or charm; tempt.
noun - the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating.

A junior astronaut fulfills a dream of going to the moon. Once there, exhilaration gives way to reality. But what has been left behind?

In 2023 our dog JAX, the North Star of Little Fluffy Clouds, left the planet after 17.5 incredible years. The desolation we feel around that loss is incalculable and so as artists do everywhere, we created something beautiful to look back on and honor JAX, and give artistic expression to our loss.

In creating ALLURE we used a very colorful 2D graphical approach. The palette is both cool and warm and like the style, both retro and futuristic, it alludes to the duality that runs through the story, as in life. It speaks to the pull of the past and the lure of the future, the smallness of us and the vastness of the universe. ALLURE shines a light on the very human attempt to explore and expand our horizons, the sheer drive of our ambition and perhaps vanity as we disregard our own feelings and far more meaningful connections.


Allure | A Short Story about the Far Distance | Video by Little Fluffy Clouds a Bay Area Animation Studio
Allure | A Short Story about the Far Distance | Video by Little Fluffy Clouds a Bay Area Animation Studio
Allure | A Short Story about the Far Distance | Video by Little Fluffy Clouds a Bay Area Animation Studio
Allure | A Short Story about the Far Distance | Video by Little Fluffy Clouds a Bay Area Animation Studio
Allure | A Short Story about the Far Distance | Video by Little Fluffy Clouds a Bay Area Animation Studio