Tracking down the Oscar nominated animated short films has become something of an annual tradition in our family. The past two years, we went to a theater with another family and enjoyed them together. But we’ve moved and I haven’t looked yet to see if they are playing anywhere near Westport. (New Haven leaps to mind as a likely place.) So I was delighted to stumble across one of them in my Facebook news feed.
It’s beautiful. It’s fun. It reminds me of Chicago (automatic bonus points). And, best of all, just when I thought I knew how it would end and worried it might be a bit more conventional than I’d hoped…it lifts right up and soars. I don’t mind confessing I had a sappy smile on my face when it ended.