I tuned in to a showing of this exquisite 5-minute short animation at about the 3-minute mark, when it was 40% over. Even so, I was moved by the gentle, wistfully grieving honoring of the Kermit-style puppets as they cooked and served a banquet, played instruments, and so on, for their... master? teacher? -- whom they dressed and propped up so that he could "enjoy" and "participate" in these devotions.
Having come in late, I wasn't sure who this person, or the dozens of little ones, were supposed to be. With the sweet, slow violin music (listed in the credits as "Inconsolable"), I guessed that this might be an homage by actual students (representing themselves through the hand puppets) for an actual teacher or maestro.
The first reviewer here indicates that it's a fictional story about a recently deceased puppeteer and his puppets. But it's not necessary to know even that... If life has ever required you to part with a mentor, the love, tenderness, respect displayed by these simple yet subtle puppets will move your heart... in minutes.
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