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In a Heartbeat, a Pixar-like Short Film That Will Melt Your Heart.

In a Heartbeat, a Pixar-like Short Film That Will Melt Your Heart.

In a Heartbeat is a 4 minute Pixar-like movie made by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, two Ringling College of Art and Design students, as their computer animation thesis. It has now taken on a larger front than just a school project; the film creators managed to successfully crowdfund almost five times their original estimated costs to produce the film through Kickstarter, with over five million YouTube hits thus far.

The short film is about a young boy struggling to come to terms with his feelings for a handsome peer, a topic that has not yet been explored by animated film. The film features an adorable bouncing heart that brings the two boys together despite their fears of what society will think of them.

This short-film can open anyone’s eyes who has ever had a crush, that feeling of your heart chasing someone and your head fighting your bouncing hearts’ blissful eagerness. In under four minutes, the animated film captures the experience of countless LGBTQ youth, and shows them that there’s nothing to be afraid of.

Now it’s your turn to see why the internet is falling in love with In a Heartbeat — and begging for a sequel.

Posted by Amanda