Short Film of the Day: The Tale of How

Why Watch? Because imagination demands to be celebrated.

This short features a charming operatic tale of birds being threatened by a vicious monster and a grand plan to save themselves from sure destruction. The music, like the animation, is richly detailed and executed with perfection.

And, oh, the animation. Beautiful, ornate watercolor-style work with a jigsaw puzzle feeling. This entire short feels like something out of a pop-up book overseen by the love child of Dr. Seuss and James C. Christensen. It’s stunning stuff.

What Will It Cost? Just 4 minutes of your time.

Check out The Tale of How for yourself:


Trust us. You have time for more short films.

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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