We all know the classic song “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but you’ve never heard it like this before. In his short film “Imagination,” Marc Donahue uses stop-motion animation and a sea of childhood toys and props to take us into the mind of a playing child. You’ll see some of your favorite characters from pop culture playing side by side with skateboard children and LEGO worlds.
It’s a loving tribute to the mashup play time of childhood, where Darth Vader and the Smurfs go on adventures together because they can. Thanks to beautiful 4K photography the world of pure imagination has never looked clearer.