These ABCs of Bug and Animal Deaths Make Us the Monsters

Short film Accidents, Blunders, and Calamities reworks Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies for a family of possums. It’s an ABCs of accidental animal expirations, with great animation.

The short was made by 44 students at Media Design School, and it’s so good it’s almost hard to watch. Gorey’s style and the outlandishness of what he wrote made it easier to handle than some of the deaths animated in this. I was legitimately heartbroken, which does prove the talent on display. But also take this as a warning if hurt animals are one of those things you just can’t handle.


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