Remarks: Director Rodrigo Blaas tells a simple and effective (and arguably disturbing) story based on the common fear of creepy dolls that many of us have.
What stands out is that the whole thing starts out with familiar Pixar-like cheeriness, making us believe that this is going to be a cute, witty little story. This bit of clever misdirection only makes the story's dark turn that much scarier.
The animation is as detailed and visually stunning as anything you've seen in a Pixar movie, and the storytelling is purely visual (no dialogue).
I thought the film could have been expanded a little more, as there are some fantastical elements worth exploring. But you can watch the short film on this page in its entirety (or here) to judge for yourself.
Who would like this movie: This one's for you if you like Pixar-animated movies, short films, dark fairy tales, and scary f*cked up sh*t in general. The creepy doll theme definitely works, and I heard that Dreamworks Animation is developing a feature-length version with Blaas set to direct and Guillermo del Toro as producer.
Great. More nightmares. Just what the world needs.
(3 stars out of 4)
Review written by: Joe Yangblog comments powered by Disqus