Ricardo GraÃ§a has made this no less than 6 min short, which is quite an achievement. He made it all by himself and spent about 2 years working on/off to complete it. "NÃ³s somos assim" is Portuguese and means "That's what we are".
Ricardo writes about the process:
I like illustration and animation a lot, and about too years ago I decided to write scripts to short movies and short animations; I decided to begin with animations, using free software like Blender, Gimp, Inkscape, Cinelerra, and everything that's possible.
It's very hard here in Brazil to make animations and have a job to survive, the difficulties are very big. I simply didn't have much time to dedicate to the animation, so it took me two long years to conclude
I had to study a lot of animation, the principles, you know, everything possible, and I had to live with a lot of people saying that Blender is bad, and I was not a good animator, and you know, these things. I know that I have to study a lot more to be a good animator, designer, illustrator, but I had to start from somewhere! So that's it! I like what I'm doing and I already started a new animation 2 weeks ago. I like Blender a lot and other free software too. Nowadays I'm using Linux SUSE and all free software that I can find inside the web.
It'll be interesting to see what Ricardo produces in the future![ev type="youtube" data="f1cqyosWM_k"][/ev]
Updated May 28th: Ricardo has made even more images from "Nos somos assim" available here.