Anyone who went to go see Wreck-It-Ralph was treated to this animated short that played before the movie. I just came across it on the internet and I think my heart melted. My favorite thing about it is that it is a simple story that is so emotional and sweet, yet not a single word is spoken. It really reminded me of the power of storytelling in film and was one of those moments that made me fall in love with the medium all over again.
The short was directed by John Kahrs and was nominated for an Academy Award in the Short Film category this year. It also is important as it employs a new animation technique that blends the traditional hand-drawn style with computer animation. If this is the future of animation, sign me up.
Excuse me now while I got make some paper airplanes and ball my eyes out.