A moving short film that will touch you (The gift)
It is not unnatural to see a child today who would rather play video games than go out with his dog. But in a unique and moving shot of this very familiar scenario, the German animator Jacob Frey reveals to the world the special bond that a child can create with his pet.
“The Present” was released by Frey in 2014 and won 60 awards, promoting the four-minute animated short to virus status with over one million views on YouTube in recent weeks.
“The film tells the story of a boy who rather spends his time indoors playing video games instead of finding out what awaits him in front of the door,” Frey wrote in a blog post about the film. “One day his mom decides to get a little surprise for her son, which makes it difficult for him to focus on his video game.” The surprise the boy receives is an adorable, playful puppy with a disability. The boy tries to focus on his video game as the puppy tries to persuade him to play, but is eventually won over by the puppy’s determination and resilience.