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A film about empathy, and the struggle and distance someone may have to travel--against all odds--to find a better life.

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Kevin Hudson

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"Weeds" tells the story of a dandelion, rooted on the wrong side of the driveway in a barren yard surrounded by dry dirt and dead grass. Just across the concrete lies another yard, where the sprinklers spray water endlessly, and the greener grass holds the promise of a better life. While watching helplessly as its fellow weeds wither away and die, the dandelion faces a decision: take action or suffer the same fate.

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8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Weeds (2017) is the first animated short film to be completed within the Filmmakers Co-op at Disney Feature Animation. See more »

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A Good First Effort for Writer-Director Hudson
14 February 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

After seeing its fellow dandelions struck down by weedkiller, a lone survivor uproots itself and struggles across the dry concrete towards the next well-watered lawn.

This was another of the "recommended" shorts added to bring the Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts of 2018 up to full length. At 3 minutes, it seems a bare trifle, but it is a lovely little tale of struggle and hope and despair. It's writer-director Kevin Hudson's first credit in both those lines -- he's moved up through the animation ranks, but he knows how to bring a basic, understandable character to a common weed. Let's hope he grows and continues to do well in what has always been a difficult branch of the film-making industry to prosper in.


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