I can't stop watching 'Kiwi!'

1053__kiwi_lIt’s sad. It’s beautiful. It’s complex. And it’s sumptuously sketched. It’s the animated short, Kiwi!, by Dony Permedi, about a flightless bird determined to spread his wings and soar, no matter the cost. (You can also watch it here.) Take a couple minutes and watch; I know I’m glad I did. (Thanks to MetaFilter for the heads up.)

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  • Lora

    Made my already emotional day even more emotional. Beautiful

  • Jamie

    I am so glad EW caught on to this. I found this clip about a week ago and have already watched it about 15 times (and can I admit that I printed some screen caps and posted them in my office?). So simple, sweet and touching. I want to see a future clip with Kiwi flying in heaven.

  • officerocks

    That is so sweet and sad.

  • WizbangTV

    Kiwi!

    This animation has been linked everywhere. I’ve resisted even watching it until I saw it written up on PopWatch. It’s… cute? But who am I to say. I think I’m the only person on the planet who never watched things…

  • TsuKata

    I found Kiwi last night. It almost made me cry…the best thesis I’ve ever seen. :)

  • ceej

    wow! that was wayyyy better than Cars. or Monster House. or Flushed Away. Or…

  • Eric

    Beautiful and haunting, but a little too dark to be uplifting. That sort of bittersweet last wish suicide thing is very cliched art house cinema.

  • Christopher Hurlburt

    Absolutely stunning. I wish it were a little longer, but I will take what I can get. I hope this student posts more soon. He has a good future ahead of him.

  • nathan

    That’s pretty cute, nice emotion for such a simple piece of animation.

  • Steven Knapp

    Have you heard of The Candy Eye Factory? They make short films as well, though not animated. But they reminded me of this. Their projects are bittersweet but hopeful and plucky. Their website and DVD are both great – candyeyefactory.com

  • Ellipsian

    I totally teared up. Best three minutes I’ve spent today. Thanks, Slezak.

  • Opus-Bloom County Fan

    With Christmas coming up, everyone should try to check out “A Wish for Wings that Work,” same premsie with a penguin and Bill the Cat.

  • Martha

    *Sniff* Thanks, Slezak. Made my day.

  • Laurai

    I can’t stop thinking about this little guy. :’(

  • Liz

    This is sentimental drivel, so transparent it’s terrible. I saw this a week ago, am I the only one who thinks it’s crap?

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