At Animated Views, animator-director Phil Nibbelink discusses his latest feature, Romeo & Juliet: Sealed With A Kiss (2006). This traditionally animated movie presents a unique vision that was single-handedly brought to life by Nibbelink. Describing the project as a “labor of love,” he explains the journey taken to write, direct and animate the comedic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic tale.

Concurrently, Ben Simon offers his take on Sealed With A Kiss. Noting that the film’s DVD presentation “falters just a bit,” the animation historian has plenty of praise for the film itself. “At under twenty bucks online, you can’t go wrong, and for everyone else a recommended rental is at least essential,” says Simon. “Phil Nibbelink set out and completed what many others have failed to do, and just getting to the finish line deserves our support.”