on balloons

I discovered El GloboRojo (The Red Balloon) while browsing my Facebook feed this morning. It was actually a response to a friend’s post on Paperman, another short film which won the 2012 Academy for Best Animated Short. Because I still had room to explore the net before finally diving into work, I watched the short. I did not regret spending half an hour enjoying Pascal’s funny adventures with a sentient red balloon. Hahaha! The adults find it quite unusual that a red balloon constantly follows this cute little boy wherever he goes. Bully kids, on the other, are hell-bent on destroying Pascal’s red balloon. In general, the short film was entertaining and touching at the same time. I can’t help but feel bad for Pascal when he saw the red balloon slowly ran out of helium. I told a friend that the big, shiny red balloon’s like our childhood dreams— constantly looking at it to get that needed motivation to move forward and make our futures better and brighter. And then once in our lives, the red balloon gets punctured, runs out of gas and dies away. We start to lose hope and get sad. But just like the film’s last scene, more balloons come our way—they’re in different sizes and colors—ready to create bigger and better dreams that will make us believe again. CHAR. Hahaha!


Here’s the film. Enjoy! J


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felix felicis: on balloons

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

on balloons

I discovered El GloboRojo (The Red Balloon) while browsing my Facebook feed this morning. It was actually a response to a friend’s post on Paperman, another short film which won the 2012 Academy for Best Animated Short. Because I still had room to explore the net before finally diving into work, I watched the short. I did not regret spending half an hour enjoying Pascal’s funny adventures with a sentient red balloon. Hahaha! The adults find it quite unusual that a red balloon constantly follows this cute little boy wherever he goes. Bully kids, on the other, are hell-bent on destroying Pascal’s red balloon. In general, the short film was entertaining and touching at the same time. I can’t help but feel bad for Pascal when he saw the red balloon slowly ran out of helium. I told a friend that the big, shiny red balloon’s like our childhood dreams— constantly looking at it to get that needed motivation to move forward and make our futures better and brighter. And then once in our lives, the red balloon gets punctured, runs out of gas and dies away. We start to lose hope and get sad. But just like the film’s last scene, more balloons come our way—they’re in different sizes and colors—ready to create bigger and better dreams that will make us believe again. CHAR. Hahaha!


Here’s the film. Enjoy! J


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2 Comments:

At July 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM , Blogger Pooja Mittal said...

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At July 12, 2013 at 9:03 AM , Blogger kyemeruth said...

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