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Warning: May Contain Feelings

The Oscar-Nominated Short Adam and Dog Will Give You Your Pet-Related Feels of the Day [VIDEO]

Minkyu Lee‘s Adam and Dog is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short, and after watching it you’ll know why. It’s inventive, gorgeously animated, and heart-breaking and heart-mending both at the same time. (I get emotional when there are dogs in movies… don’t look at me. It’s just raining on my face.) Fair warning, there is some nudity (non-sexual in nature) because it’s Adam and Eve sans the oft-pictured fig leaf. It’s not a big deal at all, but I’m just covering my butt like Adam’s butt and genitals are not covered in this movie. So there ya go. Watch it. It’s excellent.

(via: Deadline)

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  • Katie

    Oh wow this is lovely. Sad and beautiful and happy all at the same time.

  • Chanel Diaz

    Even before I gave up on religion, I always had a burning uneasiness with anything that bases itself off of the biblical tale, “Adam & Eve.” ‘Cause, you know, “women are the ‘downfall’ of men and women must pay an eternity of suffering to make up for it and be men’s eternal slaves and servant and yada, yada, yawn….”

    I thought the title and story were only just alluding to that biblical story, very, very closely to it, but not actually suppose to be another version of it. It was, but it turned surprising pleasing instead of relentlessly irritating.

    After seeing the dog and Adam play and enjoy each other’s company, it was sweet and heartstring pulling, but when Eve came into the picture and subsequently “took all of Adam’s attention,” I immediately thought the story was not only going to blame Eve for the “downfall of men,” but blame Eve for the “downfall of dogs” and say at the end: “and that’s why dog’s MAN’S best friend, not MAN & WOMAN’S.” EUGH.

    Happily for my Feminist needs, the movie ended beautifully tragic in a way that didn’t really blame women for the “sh*t hitting the garden,” but just hinted that the happy world everything and everyone knew turned for the worse. But Adam & Eve, now cave people, ‘adopted’ the dog, instead of eating the ‘dog’ and ended in a bittersweet note I could love.

  • Anonymous

    It wasn’t until the credits began to roll that I realized I had pulled my dog closer to me and into my arms. This was a highly enjoyable short film!

  • Anonymous

    “It’s just raining on my face,” indeed. Dogs, those beautiful creatures.

  • Marina Rice

    This is seriously one of the most touching things I’ve seen in a while. I love dogs, but its so easy to take them for granted. We have such a unique relationship with them that you really don’t have with any other animal.

    This short portrayed it beautifully. I really hope it takes the win.

  • Rarity

    Great. Now I’m conflicted over which animated short I should be cheering for at the Oscars. This or Paperman. :(

  • Countermass

    They took the dog as a metaphor – “even if you’re sinners i still LOVE you” (yes, totally). Dog = God backwards. I don’t think this just by chance. Nice movie (like Pi with the tiger) but the religious ooze on it… yikes.