Egg

Director

Benh Zeitlin

Producer

Dan Janvey, First Assistant Director: Michael Gottwald

Year

2004

Summary

A pea-sized pirate quests to slay a villainous Egg yolk in this stop-motion animated retelling of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. “Egg” is a microscopic tale of epic tragedy.

“Egg” was Benh Zeitlin’s senior thesis film at Wesleyan. From there it went on to win a Grand Jury prize for Best Animated Short at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2005.