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The Magnificent Menagerie of Melvin McMelanie

A kid and his little traveling show roll into a small train town in 1895 California, only to find it may be harder to earn a penny than originally thought.

  • Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
  • Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
  • Jonah Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Thurop Van Orman
    Key Cast
    The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
  • Katriana Zommers
    Key Cast
  • Janessa Lynn
    Key Cast
  • Paul Michael Cardon
    Composer/Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2016
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • CalArts Producer's Show
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    May 4, 2016
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    Animated Student Short Winner - May
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival 2016

  • Nevada City Film Festival 2016
  • Indiana Shorts Festival 2016
  • Anima Syros 2016
  • Comedy Cluj 2016
Director Biography - Kiernan Sjursen-Lien

Kiernan Sjursen-Lien is an LA-based agender artist with a passion for historical nonsense and animals. They currently attend CalArts Character Animation program, and have done work for various studios in the animation industry, including Disney Television Animation and Nickelodeon Animation Studio. On the side, they enjoy making books and comics, and singing ballads to their cat.

You can contact Kiernan at kirstensjursenlien@alum.calarts.edu, or find them on the world wide web at zakeno.tumblr.com.

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