The Misadventures of Rusty is an animated project that focuses on a dog who embarks on adventures around the world. It is an interactive animation project for mobile and tablet to learn about the world and exploring the adventures with Rusty.
One day, my aunt was taking care of her neighbor's dog in her backyard. Unfortunately, her neighbor wasn't allowed to have pets in her home, and my aunt had cats. So, the dog was living in the backyard for weeks. When I heard the news, I had to adopt him. Several years later, he is happy at his new home and my nine-year-old niece suggested that I should design an animation about my dog, Rusty. However, I didn't want the project to be an ordinary animation, but provide an interesting experience for the viewers.
My research started with searching, watching, and analyzing some animations. Then, it was time to gather my findings and brainstorm for an idea. During the process, I knew that the animation would be suitable for children; therefore, it must have an experience and some type of takeaway. Then, I have decided to direct the animation to be an educational interactive story for children to be engaged and rewarded.