“A Dream of a Thousand Cats” is the first animated Sandman story. Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing served as director and production designer for the episode.
“We endeavored to make the animated version of ‘A Dream of a Thousand Cats’ as mesmerizing and hypnotic as we could by utilizing the magic of real oil paintings on canvas,” Hulsing explains. “We combined the paintings with classically drawn 2D animation, based on realistic 3D animation of telepathic cats in order to create a trippy world that feels both grounded and dreamy at the same time. Untold Studio’s in London created the breathtaking 3D animation of the cats. The wonderful 2D animation, oil paintings and stylizing were all done at Submarine Studio’s in Amsterdam.”
Director Hisko Hulsing
Executive producers Bruno Felix
Producer Janneke van de Kerkhof
Genre Adult Animation
Duration 30 minutes and 40 seconds