When the Deepwater Horizon oil-rig ignited in the Gulf of Mexico back in May, we were horrified. Our disappointment and feeling of dread grew as the volume of oil pumping into the ocean increased with each bungled and delayed attempt to stop the leak. Creative people should never feel impotent in the face of such events though, as maintaining public engagement is everything. danimations has just embarked on a short animated video series entitled ‘Oil’s Well’ inspired by this sordid chain of events. You can watch a silent preview of the first episode courtesy of the Sydney Opera House’s GRAPHIC animation competition. The first episodes of the micro-short animated series will be completed in the next month- though the series will continue at least as long as the leak does!