Cat treat brand Mars Temptations and ad agency adam&eveDDB got into the Halloween spirit with a brand new animated short “horror film for cats” this week titled Scaredy Cat.
In the film, we follow a CGI cat as it is tempted to creep through a spooky house by a mysterious ball of yarn. A storm rages outside, photos fall from the walls, and a malevolent looking woman on an old television set takes just a little too much glee slicing and dicing up tomatoes. The cat seems completely unphased by all of this, even taking a moment to yawn in the face of the events around them until he arrives in the kitchen.
There he faces his archenemy…a cucumber. This, of course, is in reference to a series of viral videos showing cats freak out over the sudden appearance of unexpected cucumbers. It’s all in good fun, but the animators actually managed to create a spooky little film that no doubt has the capacity to become a viral hit all its own.
The four-minute animated short reportedly used over 400 hand crafted props on a miniature set alongside the CGI animation.
Check out the full short film below, and let us know what you think of Scaredy Cat in the comments!