This wordless, richly animated short fantasy adventure film is nine minutes of pure, unadulterated joy

Drop everything you're doing and hit play on The Reward, a graduation film from Denmark's The Animation Workshop. This fantasy film about a pair of wannabe adventurers who stumble upon a treasure map plays with a mishmash of animation styles (including a few shades of Adventure Time contrasted against rich light and shadow) and tropes (Look for the narwhals!) in a way that achieves more than dialog could. And it has a moral that we've seen a lot over the last couple of years but somehow never gets old: that people can become great friends through adventure and that friendship can make them better adventurers.


[via The Animation Blog]


I'm a traveller: I loved it like everyone else. But this is sexist in my book. Definitely.