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The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

Nov 21, 2014 | 831 videos
Video by HouseSpecial

No good deed goes unpunished in this goofy short produced by HouseSpecial, a Portland-based animation studio. It's on the shorter side—the whole story lasts just longer than a minute—yet it's animated with remarkable specificity and humor. (The rock monster's eyebrows, for example, are just delightful.) The crew includes Kirk Kelley (creative director), Kameron Gates (writer/director), and Allan Turner (writer).

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