A Boy Finds an Inventive Way to Fly In This Wonderful Animated Short Film

Helium Harvey

Something Savage Inc.

Why Watch? In this adventurous short from Daniel Savage (who wrote, directed and animated), a young boy swallows an entire balloonful of helium and finds himself riding the wind to lands distant and sights astounding.

The animation style is dynamic and rich, layering 1950s-style travel poster scenery with a happy-mouthed mascot. On the story front, it’s a one-two punch where the kid makes a bold decision (that any of us could have or might still) and ends up spanning a globe. It’s like batting at a pinata and finding yourself on Mars.

Joyous, youthfully dangerous and diminutively epic, Helium Harvey is gorgeous fun with a sweet resolution.

What Will It Cost? About 3 minutes.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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