The Reward

This is my favorite animated short film of all time. Everything about this is perfect. So much of it registers with me on a multitude of levels. Some parts of it bring me back to moments as a kid playing Final Fantasy VII, or watching Star Wars for the first time, or reading The Hobbit. It has a similar artistic feel in parts to Samurai Jack, but also somehow Superbad. It's all of these things, and none of them. Rather than copying from any of these, the creators have crafted a completely original masterpiece by paying homage to them. Now I just have to hope this becomes a series. Via io9.

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