By Your Side

Title:By Your Side
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In a quiet countryside, a little girl plays music for her friends, a little bear and a rabbit. An earthquake stops everything and when the bear and the rabbit looks up, the little girl is nowhere to be found. Still, the two friends try to rebuild their lives in the hope of seeing their friend once more.
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An animated short made to commemorate the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Unevaluated 7 7 7 5 Ggultra2764 [series:3705#1552]
The third animated short made memorializing the 2011 earthquake, By Your Side utilizes stop-motion animation with puppets to depict a pair of animals trying to restore a home following an earthquake for their piano-playing human friend. The stop-motion's convincingly fluid and I didn't notice any choppiness in its action throughout the short's run, though I did not get as much interest listening to the choice of music for this one. Like the other two shorts I've covered, this might be of interest to animation aficionados craving the choice of animation styles for all three shorts.

Last updated Monday, June 24 2019. Created Monday, June 24 2019.

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