“Oh, Possum!” by Josh Hilden

What really happens when possums play dead?
Oh, Possum! is an animated short about two bickering brothers and the secret world of “playing possum.”

We had an opossum living in a coffin next to our garage. Our landlord stored old halloween props back there, and it became a fitting home to that awkward creature who liked to “play dead.” I began sketching possums and possum-related gags in a sketchbook, attempting to boil down what I enjoyed about them. I liked that they were misunderstood creatures. Mostly I was intrigued by their strange avoidance of trouble, a trick not unlike my own reaction to stress.

Read more on the making of Oh, Possum! at justinhilden.com/ohpossum

Full Credits:

Directed and Animated by: Justin Hilden
Story by: Justin Hilden, Dave Hilden
Story Edited by: Autumn Hilden
Ellsworth Voiced by: Jonesy McElroy
Switch Voiced by: Jeff Rogers
Additional Voices by: Jonesy McElroy, Autumn Hilden, Dave Hilden, CJ Wilson
Voice Recording Engineer: Shea Formaneck
Foley Recording Engineer: Aaron Moe
“Possum Theme”
Music by: Aaron Moe
Performed by: Aaron Moe
“TV Japan”
Music and Lyrics by: Stone Nowhere (used by permission)
Arrangement by: Aaron Hilden
Performed by: William Muñoz, Aaron Moe, Martin Anderson, John Luedtke
Recorded at: Mojo Menace Studios
Title and Poster Design by: Dave Douglass
Special Thanks: Matt Cuny, Steve Carver, Maryanne Pittman, Kelli Bixler
For Aaron
Made in Burbank, California
Copyright © 2016 Justin Hilden

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  1. FYI – This was done by Justin Hilden!!

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