How can so much drama, selflessness, a beautiful soundtrack, poignancy and a silly bit of humour be packed into a 4 minutes and 37 seconds clay animation?
Plasmo, a little alien, risks his life by flying his spacecraft into an oncoming comet to deflect it. In doing so, the core of a certain planet gets filled by a naturalistic/ forest-like utopia. In his last seconds, he sends a photo of himself and Pasty, as a gesture that she was probably the last thing on his mind before he hurls himself and his spaceship into the comet.
To think 4 year olds watch this straight after school and digest it within minutes. Nevertheless, ‘epic’ still isn’t adequate enough a word to describe the density of that episode.
N.B. My blog’s name is partially inspired by this series