Leonardo, the Terrible Monster

excerpt from the short film based on the book by Mo Willems
director/animator - Pete List
Flash and After Effects animation

My first of eleven film collaborations with Mo Willems and Weston Woods,  Leonardo is the story of a terrible monster who can't seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo searches until he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn't quite as satisfying as he expects. Leonardo realizes he might be a terrible monster-but he could be a really good friend.

Joey Stack as Sam, Mo Willems as Leonardo and other monsters, produced by Paul R. Gagne and Mo Willems, animation assistant - Lauren Monardo, sound design - Steve Syarto, music by Joel Goodman and David Bramfitt, executive producer - Linda Lee, film copyright © 2007 Weston Woods Studios, Inc., book published by Hyperion books for chlidren, text and illustrations © 2005 Mo Willems.