Did you see Brave in the theater? If you did, you probably remember the animated short that ran ahead of it, La Luna. It’s a beautiful piece of film, and a fantastic short form story. The cynical side of me wants to say that Pixar wasn’t quite, um, brave enough to run a film with a girl at the center all on its own, but the rest of me is completely caught up in the wonderment, in the family, in the agency of the boy who is navigating toward an astral solution. There’s an awful lot of story packed into seven minutes of animation–and a lot of it specific to cinema; a look on screen is worth pages of words, where a glance on the page is often tired and overdone. That’s the beauty of different forms of media, though.
You can watch La Luna via i09 right here.