**Award Winning** CGI Animated Short Film: "Crow: The Legend" by Baobab Studios
The Legend is an exciting new animated short movie starring John Legend as Crow, the most popular and admired animal in the forest with his magnificent colors and beautiful voice. But when the very first winter arrives, can Crow make the ultimate sacrifice to save his friends?
Inspired by the original Native American legend, this story of sacrifice and community features Randy Edmonds, Kiowa-Caddo tribal elder and founder of the National Urban Indian Council as Narrator and Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy, as Luna.
Starring John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Narcos: Mexico), and Liza Koshy.
Created by the director of Madagascar and the Emmy-winning animated films Invasion! and Asteroids!. Executive produced by Baobab Studios, Get Lifted, and Native Americans in Philanthropy.
Short. Simple. Enjoyable.
This is about sacrifice but it has a Happy Ever After so don't think this is a glum story. You'll recognize the voices, and the song is an ear-worm so be prepared to think about this short for a long time. :)
The art is beautiful. The story has a moral lesson for children. And getting to hear and see an American Indian folklore is inspiring.
I Would Recommend this to Fans of:
Native American Folklore
Suddenly finding herself in feudal Japan, schoolgirl Kagome teams up with half-demon Inuyasha to retrieve the scattered shards of a sacred jewel.
What we have in this story is the "traveling angel" plot. Like Michael Landon in Highway to Heaven, there is/are "angel/s" character/s going around solving Other People's Problems.
In addition to InuYasha solving OPP, the collection of travelers are set on revenge on this one guy AND to collect shards of the four souls jewel... that was shattered by one of the main characters. It has a lot of good plot going on which creates a good enough series to keep me involved in the two seasons of the tv show.
If you're interested more about the meaning of his name, I found this wonderful Fanon:
There are many opponents and henchmen InuYasha and his crew come against but there are two main guys the pack goes after.
It was my guy who started watching InuYasha and got me interested in it.
The first 15 minutes of the show I was at my desk trying to work. I noticed he'd been trying to satisfy his samurai craving but this was the first anime he started watching on Netflix.
One thing I loved was the English dub was available. Anime is so much better when I don't have to read it. AND I love the voice actors that play the characters. Many times I don't like the voices and listen to the Japanese version and read the sub.
So right off the bat & a smile from InuYasha, I was hooked.
It's classic traveling Angel plot, collecting allies, barely defeating one foe in a surprisingly entertaining saga.
I'm on to Season 2 and it hasn't gone off the rails yet, so I have high hopes that this serial has closure. I'm looking forward to finding out.
I Would Recommend this to Fans of:
Swords & Samurai's
Room on the Broom
The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?
My life is so much better now that I've seen this short.
No, I'm not being facetious.
This heartwarming story of making friends, being polite and returning a kind act all had me into this adventure for the whole ride.
Witches are normally shown as bad and this wonderful woman, who is also a witch, cleansed my heart of resentment. She was so different from the ugliness that can be portrayed as bad people that I wish there were more stories about witches doing charitable things.
The story reminded me of an older legend of a cow, a goat, a cat and a bird or mouse but I can't remember where they saved the farmer.
But I loved this story so much I needed to bring it to you.
I am grateful that Facebook group CELTS (link no longer available but wanted to give attribution) brought this to watch.
The full movie, not broken into chapters, is not on YOUTUBE and, alas you can no longer find it in parts.
I would Recommend this to Fans of:
*obviously safe for children
Don't Feed the Freaks
"If you're reading this. If you find this book; I'm sorry but I have no answers. But I can tell you what I've seen and what I know".
A young man travels the lifeless wasteland of what was once civilization. He's following the breadcrumbs of an apparent thriving society hidden somewhere in the vast, long-dead wilderness.
I watched "Don't Feed the Freaks" first. When I finished, I had to know more.
There are subtle clues about the film that you can piece together from the other three short films. Amazing art. Very creative. Left me wanting to see more of this world and what happened to the boy and his capitol "T" Town.
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