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The Present (2014)

Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mother decides to give him a present.

Director:

Jacob Frey

Writers:

Jacob Frey (screenplay by), Fabio Cavalcanti (based on a comic strip by) (as Fabio Coala)
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23 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Quinn Nealy Quinn Nealy ... Jacob (voice)
Samantha Brown Samantha Brown ... Jacob's Mother (voice) (as Sam Brown)
Paul Bürger Paul Bürger ... Jacob (voice)
Katrin von Chamier Katrin von Chamier ... Jacob's Mother (voice)
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Storyline

The story of a boy who would rather spend his time indoors playing video games instead of discovering what's waiting outside the front door. One day his mother decides to get a little surprise for her son. Written by Anna Matacz

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Plot Keywords:

dog | game | boy | friendship | mother | See All (10) »

Taglines:

Every present isn't always a gift.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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This one got me
25 May 2020 | by injury-65447See all my reviews

I thought it was just your everyday pleasant short until the end. I burst into tears and it affected me a lot. Really impressive to achieve an emotional shift like that.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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