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Jacob Frey (screenplay)
Fabio Cavalcanti (comic strip)
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Every Present Isn't always a gift
Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mother decides to give him a present. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
24 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)
Quinn Nealy ... (voice: English version)
Samantha Brown ... (voice: English version) (as Sam Brown)
Paul Bürger ... (voice: German version)
Katrin von Chamier ... (voice: German version)

Directed by
Jacob Frey 
Writing credits
Jacob Frey (screenplay)

Fabio Cavalcanti (comic strip) (as Fabio Coala)

Produced by
Jacob Frey .... line producer
Anna Matacz .... producer
Original Music by
Tobias Bürger 
Art Department
Natalia Freitas .... texture lead (as Natalia Alencar)
Max Lang .... character design
Bin-Han To .... visual development
Sound Department
Marco Manzo .... sound
Marco Manzo .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Matthias Bäuerle .... compositor
Jacob Frey .... compositor
Markus Kranzler .... grooming artist
Markus Kranzler .... lighting
Markus Kranzler .... pipeline programmer
Markus Kranzler .... rendering
Markus Kranzler .... shading
Falko Paeper .... compositor
Anja Wacker .... grooming artist
Animation Department
Hanna Binswanger .... rigging
Polina Bokhan .... rigging
Jacob Frey .... animator
Jacob Frey .... layout artist
Max Lang .... character designer
Nicolai Slothuus .... rigging
Bin-Han To .... visual development
Anja Wacker .... character modelling
Music Department
Sarah Kämmerer .... musician: vocals

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4 min

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This short went on to be nominated for 59 awards worldwide, and peaked Disney's interest to invite the directors to work on their animation companies.See more »
Continuity: Jake's Mom puts a box in front of Jake. When facing Jake, We see that from his perspective the left hand flap is over the right hand flap. On a change of Point of View (Jake's) We see that the right hand flap is over the left hand flap.See more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Something I highly recommend, 12 May 2016
Author: WakenPayne from Valhalla

I honestly don't know why this moved me as much as it id. Maybe because it's a combination of me being an animal lover or maybe it might not have anything to do with it or it's a different reason entirely. This director has the talent of quickly setting up characters and then getting the audience to feel sad. The plot is that a boy is a shut-in that pretty much plays video games all day. His mother buys him a present after doing the usual "It's a lovely day you should spend more time outside" thing and he opens his present to find a puppy but because it has only three legs he doesn't show it attention and the short is spent with the poor animal trying to communicate that yes it can still be the dog he'd want, just with a missing leg. The sheer emotional impact of this short I'll admit is actually really really strong. There is huge talent behind this, to think the only thing this director has done since is be a miscellaneous animator on Zootopia is really surprising. Chances are if he does direct a Disney film I will most definitely see it. On that note the animation is really good, the voice acting seems fine if there's nothing memorable. I'll say if you have the chance, see it.

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