Cinesite has created a brilliantly funny animated short to showcase its creature animation skills.

The hilarious mock advert-style film, Beans, is an in-house content-creation project and the first of its kind from the VFX company, which has worked on movies including World War Z, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Skyfall.

Written and directed by animator Alvise Avati, Beans is designed to help Cinesite explore new avenues such as advertising and viral marketing, as well as creature animation.

"Working in visual effects, it's usually other people's visions and creatures that you're creating," explains Alvise, who is known for his work on films including Avatar and King Kong. "This was an opportunity to take some creative control and make a film of our own."

"We wanted to showcase creature animation, so we've designed a creature and we've built up an idea around a creature," Cinesite's Animation Director and producer of Beans Eamonn Butler told us. "I feel really good about how it's turned out."

Use the slideshow controls above and right to find out more about how Beans was created.