Napoleon | The Ticket


Follow Napoleon Bonaparte, everyone’s favorite vertically challenged dictator, as he learns to interact with the modern day world in this animated short film. When his trusty stead gets a parking ticket, Napoleon is forced to come to grips with his new stature in society.

Napoleon | The Ticket was created and directed by Matthew Berenty, whose last animated short Love in the Time of Advertising was screened in over 60 festivals worldwide. Matthew and his team at WOLF & CROW used Autodesk Maya and Pixologic Zbrush to sculpt these quirky characters in 3D. Then artfully lit, rendered and composited them using Chaos Group’s Vray and The Foundry’s Nuke.

Our goal was tell a entertaining story full of characters that leap off the screen using a minimal amount of time and resources. We hope that you feel we succeeded.










About the Director



Matthew Berenty been drawing and sculpting for most of his life. As a child, he spent hours trying to duplicate characters from his favorite TV shows. But it was when he watched a Tyrannosaurus Rex chase a Jurassic Park Jeep that his passion began taking shape.

Whether directing work for brands such as Popcap, Marvel, Build-A-Bear and AT&T, or creating his own projects, like the animated short film Love in the Time of Advertising, he lives to bring characters to life on set and on the computer.

He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles for more than 10 years. Explore his passion at