The Crab Revolution

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    The Crab Revolution

    La Révolution des crabes

    Directed by



    5 min

    • French

    Animation, Short

    In the browny waters of Gironde estuary, between the rocks repainted with fuel and the muddy sand that provides a home for the best oysters in the world, noone is aware of the tragedy that has pervaded us for the last one hundred an twenty million years. We are the Pachygrapsus Mormatus, commonly known as "depressed crabs".


    • Best Animation (Ex-equo) - Brklyn Film Festival
    • Jury Special Award - Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma d'Animation de Wissembourg




    The Crab Revolution ends, and my cheeks still hurt.

    Laëtitia Maltese, Ocean 71 Magazine

    Arthur de Pins

    Arthur de Pins


    Arthur de Pins is a French illustrator and comic book author, born in 1977. Before turning to illustration for advertising and media productions, Arthur de Pins began his career with cartoons and has made three short films (including THE CRAB REVOLUTION (which won awards in over fifty festivals), TV pilots (DREW CAREY'S GREEN SCREEN SHOW) and character designs (for the TV show Magic). From his cartoonist background, he keeps the freshness and expressiveness of characters as well as a taste for derision that we can find looming in all of his drawings. His love for creating characters paired with his desire to see them through picaresque circumstances have naturally led Arthur de Pins to thrive in the comic books field through three successful series: the erotic series Péchés Mignons (published by Fluide Glacial), the gloomy and fancy Zombillenium (Dupuis) and the animal fable La Marche du Crabe (Noctambule).

    His film ZOMBILLENIUM, which he co-directed with Alexis Ducord, had a special screening at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

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