Luther animated

Published On November 13, 2017 | By Wim | Animation, Continental Correspondent

Five hundred years almost to the day after he published his theses by nailing them to the church door in Wittenberg, church reformer Martin Luther finally is the hero of his own animated short. Directed by Magnus I. Moller for Danish animation studio Tumblehead and featuring animation by Mette Tange, The Story of Martin Luther describes how Luther became a monk, his objections to how the Church dealt with paid penances, and how he translated the Bible into German (at a time when it was usually kept only in Latin so only priests could read it, not the common lay folk). But it also shows how ideas can spark huge social changes that cannot be turned back. The animation is a keen combination of 3D modelling and 1960s pop cartooning style. Well worth five minutes of your time!

The Story of Martin Luther from Tumblehead on Vimeo.

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