This clip, which for whatever reason "has not been shown publicly" until now, was done by Planet Jump animation studio for the launch last year of Halo 4. Part-animated clip, part-motion comic, its got an anime style and helps explain, at least partially, why the Covenant are hanging around the game. Better than the game manages, anyway.
The short was directed by Billy Elliott, Ben Hibon, Stuart Aitken, while the art here was done by Callum Alexander Watt (characters) and Alberto Antinori (backgrounds).
You can see the video itself here, while there's a big collection of Alezander Watt and Antinori's art below.
Halo 4 Promotional Film [Planet Jump]
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