After being rushed to a flight by her mother at the airport, a young girl loses her most prized possession, a plush toy named Daru. Awakened by the girl's tears, Daru sets forth on a grand adventure to find her, crossing continents, communicating with animals and statues alike, and even making a new caterpillar friend along the way. As time passes, will Daru ever be reunited with his beloved owner?
Starting with the end: yes, you should watch Traveling Daru now, as it is easily worth the eleven minutes you'll spend on it. No, it is not one of the most memorable shorts, but yes, it is heartwarming. The story is simple enough for one lacking speech until the last few seconds, but effective. The music is cliche, and does its job rather well. There is essentially only a character and a half here... read more