Blender Foundation has released its 2nd Open movie “Big Buck Bunny“. Its a short animated film created by “The Peach Project” which follows the “Orange” project’s world’s first open movie “Elephent’s Dream” released in year 2006.
(World’s First Open Movie)
Guess what, these open source movie projects used open source tools like 3D modeling suite called Blender, GIMP, Audacity as tools. Blender provided them all assets required for animation studio used for production.
The movie “Big Buck Bunny” has been released under Creative Commons’ Attribution license which has been promoting Open Content creation and distribution. As long as attribution is given to the project you can share this movie with any one as per the about page of official web page.
This includes all the data we’ll publish online and on the DVDs, and all of the contents on this website. If any content on this site is not licensed as such, it will be clearly indicated.
In short, this means you can freely reuse and distribute this content, also commercially, for as long you provide a proper attribution.
In this movie you can find out what we could do with the community efforts. These open movies can also challenge animation movie giants such as “Pixar“.
Enjoy the comedy with “Big-Buck” Rabbit today. Download it and share it. If you believe the philosophy of Blender and Creative commons’ support their cause by purchasing the DVD (No Compulsion on buying the DVD) which helps them build much more Open Content. You can also be a part of this community. Join the Blender project and start contributing.
Watch the movie right here, right now:
Big Buck Bunny: www.bigbuckbunny.org
Elephants Dream: www.elephantsdream.org
Blender Institute: www.blenderinstitute.nl
Creative Commons: www.creativecommons.org