Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Present (2014) - 10 stars out of 10

The Present (2014) - 10 stars out of 10

“The Present” is an animated short created by Jacob Frey and Markus Kranzler.  The term “short” is an understatement as its runtime is only 4:20, a minute of which is taken up by the credits.  The phenomenal thing about the short is its ability to tell a layered story full of emotions in less than three and a half minutes.  The film is notable for bringing critical acclaim to the work of Frey and Kranzler which quickly led to their hiring by Disney and Pixar.  We’ve already seen Frey’s work included in “Zootopia” and “Moana,” and their careers will continue to build from here.  It’s hard to discuss the short without spoiling the story since it is so short, but I will say that if you love dogs you will love it.  The animation is such a high quality that I’m surprised at the lack of an Oscar nomination.  It is definitely worth three and a half minutes of your time to experience “The Present” at the Vimeo link below!

[Pictured: This picture says everything about why you need to watch this short]

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