A surprisingly upbeat animated short about an astronaut and his dog on the verge of death

Space Bound finds a young astronaut and his dog stranded and running out of oxygen, but this space-themed fantasy film shows that, even in our final moments, we can delight in the wonders of the universe and the companionship of someone we love.


Ellen Su and Kyle Moy, both students at the School of Visual Arts, created this heart-aching animated short. You can see concept art from the short (and direct any bawling) at the Space Bound Tumblr.

[via Kuriositas]

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I think we need to discuss your definition of upbeat. You know, The Perfect Storm is not an upbeat movie just because they are having a good time before it all goes wrong, right?

heart-tugging, poignant..but upbeat??