Happy Thanksgiving, animation lovers! This year, I am thankful for all the funny, quirky people out there who decided to turn their talents toward animation. This week’s short film, The Legend of Cranky Verne, is the product of a few such wonderful people, courtesy of HouseSpecial. I love the blend of hand-drawn and stop motion animation here, which really gives the image a nice texture, and the sound of the chicken hitting the pile at the end made my day. Plus, although Cranky Verne isn’t a turkey, this should get you in the mood for some poultry eating this week (or put you off it entirely… it could really go either way). Bon appétit!