Next Restaurant: Paris Bistro Animation

A vintage-style animation to announce Next’s newest menu.

Illustration + Animation

Next Restaurant, based in Chicago, completely changes its menu every four months. At the start of each season, they release a trailer to introduce the new menu. Next asked Small Batch to create a short, playful animation announcing their new Parisian Bistro theme. We love everything the team at Next does, so we were particularly excited to get to work with them on this project.

We drew inspiration from hand-animated films and shorts from the 1930’s and 40’s, as well as modern films like Triplets of Belleville. The result is a hand-drawn animation which emphasizes the ever-changing chalkboard menu of typical bistro restaurants. It was a delightful project to work on.

Next: Paris Bistro Trailer