The story takes place within a prison on Exsecula. The Bee, who is our protagonist, is a convict and is sent to be executed by the Hangman, who is a giant tree.
This is a considerable leap from “I stg if you don’t stop singing” and “squealing worms”, but there was no way we were extending that to a 90 second animated without it getting annoying. Instead, we played our word game again and picked out the world “prison” and worked from there.
We thought the prison should look a little like this: cylindrical and bordered with roots.
finished sketch of a background. The Prison corridor.