This Heart Breakingly Cute Short Has Won Almost 60 Awards & Got The Creator A Job At Disney

A short film posted online has been bringing a tear to the everyone’s eye. “The Present” ran in over 180 film festivals and is a simple 3 minute clip about a boy and a new puppy, who only has three legs.

The short is based on a comic by Fabio Coala, and was done as a graduation short from the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Here’s an English translation of the original strip:

The present original strip in english

Reportedly now the two animators have both gone on to work at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.