In the 1980s, a recently discarded television set from the 1960s refuses to accept its fate and tries to break out of the junkyard.
I found this little movie on Netflix and was willing to give this a try. Only after scanning the credits did I see the studio name: Studio 4oC. I was shocked, as I had recently seen a co-work with them and Katsuhiro Otomo, Memories. As a short, this movie fits well into the same ideas as Toy Story. The story focuses on a TV, and how it tries to live without its usefulness. What is a TV without an audience and something to show? It is a sad story, and the art reflects this sadness well. There is a bittersweet ending that fits well with the story. There is no dialogue, but there is an amusing musical score and the sound design works well. I'm glad to have seen this short movie, and this short could appeal to multiple groups. This short resembles Disney/Pixar animation much more than anime, as there are no anime stylings to the characters/enviroments. Anime fans could appreciate this short as an animation, children could enjoy this as a cute, sad short, and adults could watch this easily. Enjoy this for the art and for the little details, as Studio 4oC has made a little movie that many can enjoy.