While browsing Vimeo, we stumbled upon a charming short film called “The Present” which apparently wins a lot of hearts. It certainly won our hearts!
The Present is a 2014 animated short film about how a disabled puppy manages to win the heart of his new teenage owner. Jacob Frey directed the film and also co-wrote it along with Markus Kranzler. It is based on “Perfeição,” a comic strip by Fabio Coala.
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After a very successful festival circuit, running on over 180 film festivals and winning more than 50 awards, we’ve decided that it’s finally time to share “The Present” with the rest of the world.
“The Present” is based on a great little comic strip by the very talented Fabio Coala.
Make sure to check out his page: mentirinhas.com.br
“The Present” is a graduation short from the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
We really hope you enjoy the result of our hard work. Thanks to everyone who help creating this film and everyone who supported us during the festivals. Thanks a lot for making this such an incredible journey.
The film has won 60 awards from several film festivals and has garnered critical acclaim from critics. As a result of the short film, both Kranzler and Frey were given jobs at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios respectively. Good job, guys!
Don’t forget to check out their IMDB page for more information about the film!
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