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Story of Flowers: a breathtaking botanical animated short

The beautiful short animated film was developed for children to show the life cycle of flowers.

“Everything is so in a continuous, endless cycle…”

“Many different flowers are growing beautifully and strongly in this world. Taking their roots in the earth, sprouting, blooming, pollination by birds and insects, living on in spite of rain, wind and storms. They pass on the baton of life, rebirth and decay. Everything is so in a continuous, endless cycle…” — This is the story and message of this animation. Directed by Tokyo-based botanical artist Azuma Makoto, Story of Flowers showcases the life cycle of flowers as a wordless explainer. The breathtaking floral animation was illustrated by Katie Scott of the Welcome to the Museum books, with animation by James Paulley.

Produced by AMKK.
Botanical Animation “Story of Flowers” Produced by AMKK. Source: YouTube/AMMK
Directed by Azuma Makoto
Story of Flowers Directed by Azuma Makoto Source: YouTube/AMMK
Illustration by Katie Scott
Story of Flowers Illustration by Katie Scott Source: YouTube/AMMK
Animation by James Paulley
Story of Flowers Animation by James Paulley Source: YouTube/AMMK
This “Botanical Animation” is an independent art project from AMKK, who create various works of art using flowers and plants. The animation was developed for kids to show the life cycle of flowers. Azuma made the original story and requested London-based illustrator and animator Katie and James breathe life into the animation with their beautiful work. Source: YouTube/AMMK


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