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Runaway

A charming tale about a misunderstanding between a boy named Stanley and Chillie, his treasured 1950's refrigerator.

0 – 5 | 2013 | Animation | Comedy | Friendship | USA | 2015

“Runaway” is a delightful award-winning “student animated films” made by Huen Sin (Susan) Yung, Emily Buchanan and Esther Parobek (aka Paperplanes) produced at Ringling College of Art and Design. A perfect example of how you can develop a plot, give depth to the characters and “resolve” a story in just over 3 minutes and with a touch of originality. They may have intended it or not, the structure of this short perfectly follows the renowed Propp‘s fairy tale general scheme:

 1. Initial equilibrium (debut);
2. Disruption of the initial (motive or complication);
3. Adventures of the hero;
4. Restoration of equilibrium (conclusion).

Set in the present, the story tells of a misunderstanding between a boy named Stanley and Chillie, his beloved 1950’s refrigerator. An unexpected event urges Chillie to escape throwing  him into an emotional spyral and a series of misadventures.

Tommaso Fagioli

Flavia Ferrucci

Flavia Ferrucci

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