Communication and Learning

Project by

Prof.Shilpa Ranade

This project will be exhibited at Design Degree Show 2015, 13th to 17th June.

Animation movie on Tree Conservation

Nature is the best teacher. In times such as ours, nature conservation is of prime importance. Nature appeals to me in all its forms. Through extensive research and field study, I realized that sooner children are sensitized to nature and the sooner they see its ‘magic’, the more responsible and aware they become to be one with it, to protect it and to nurture it. And nurturing it is no simple task! It requires patience, affection and boundless caring. While doing so, many aspects of us as humans also evolve.

This has seldom been demonstrated as skilfully as in Ruskin Bond’s timeless story, “The Cherry tree”, which has been a major source of inspiration for my movie. The movie aims to be a visual treat while subtly telling a simple tale of a kid’s attachment to his tree and the various trials they both go through over the years.


Character design
Character design
Character explorations
Character explorations