Adam and Dog: The Joy of Discovering a Loyal Friend

Adam and Dog: The Joy of Discovering a Loyal Friend

Adam and Dog is a stunning hand-drawn, 15-minute animated short film by writer-director Minkyu Lee. This 2013 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short, and winner of last year’s Annie Award, has been one of the most celebrated independent short animations from the past year. Minkyu Lee is a visual development artist for Disney’s feature animation department, but Adam and Dog was created as a completely independent film without any major studio involvement.

The film’s story is a parable for the journey of Adam and Eve, with references and symbolism to being cast out of some form of paradise into the vast unknown. The tale about man and dog in the Garden of Eden focuses on the theme of the joy of discovering a friend, and how despite the plight of his human friend, the dog’s selfless loyalty never falters.

Adam and Dog: The Joy of Discovering a Loyal Friend

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Creation Begins: Adam and Eve in a Sterile Computer Server Room

Creation Begins: Adam and Eve in a Sterile Computer Server Room

So he drove out the man and he placed
at the east of the garden of Eden cherubim,
and a flaming sword which turned every way,
to keep the way of the tree of life
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Creation Begins is a very intriguing 1-min. short film directed by Adam Witten.  The film opens with a scene set in a seemingly sterile room full of silently working computer servers, then cuts to a newly created naked Adam who is laying on the floor. The parable continues as the servers whir to life, Eve is born and then the snake slithers into being.  With the scene of the Garden of Eden now set within the technological world of wires and silicon, the players rush headlong toward what appears to be the well-known end: the expulsion of Adam and Eve from paradise.  But with Adam given the chance to make the same mistake twice, he decides that it’s the human connection that makes creation great, not the technology that makes it possible.

Creation Begins: Adam and Eve in a Sterile Computer Server Room

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