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New Pixar-Like Short Film About A Boy Coming Out Is Taking Internet By Storm Because, Well, Just Watch It
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New Pixar-Like Short Film About A Boy Coming Out Is Taking Internet By Storm Because, Well, Just Watch It

Get your tissues handy – you’re going to need them after watching In a Heartbeat. It’s a new animated short film that is absolutely breaking the Internet, and it’s so necessary in today’s climate of intolerance and hate.

In a Heartbeat was put together by Ringling College of Art and Design students Beth David and Esteban Bravo as their computer animation thesis, but it has now taken on much more of a life than just a school project. It deals with a young boy struggling to come to terms with his feelings for a handsome peer, a topic never previously explored by animated film, and features an adorable jumping heart that is just begging to be made into a new Pixar mascot. In just 4 minutes, it captures the experience of countless LGBTQ youth, and shows them that there’s nothing to be afraid of.

The Florida students managed to successfully crowdfund almost 5 times their original estimated costs to produce the film through Kickstarter, and their hard work is paying off. Since hitting YouTube, In a Heartbeat has racked up over 5 million views, and everyone watching it is begging for a sequel. Take in the touching short for yourself below, and find out what people are saying about it!

More info: Facebook, Tumblr, Beth David, Esteban Bravo

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Oh! *sniff* my heart! Feels so warm and fuzzy and....happy.... and sad too...

Lành Trần
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4 years ago

The softest thing call love. Thanks for the story

Hans
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4 years ago

Absolutely independent of the content, quality, intention, and ramifications of this film, it is shocking to see how the commenting goes even here on Bored Panda, where people normally are not so close-minded and rather well-mannered. The unsubstantiated hatred is hard to endure. Why not criticise, argue against, provide alternatives? Just putting out hatred is something to be ashamed of. I know there are a few trolls who just enjoy writing what provokes angry replies. But those who just insult and communicate their hatred, how do they look into the mirror each morning? Some actually seem to have created accounts just for this purpose. What do they seek? I mean, they can neither "convince" someone (for they post no arguments) nor give the impression that there is a majority against a given position (since the hatred is way too scattered). I do not get it, but I think it is very sad.

KK
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4 years ago

Hans I get you. Bored Pandas comment system is really easy to abuse and the site gets flooded by lots of hateful comments latley. Often there is a much deeper agenda behind each comment - an article about painted Barbie leads to a rant how Islam destroys western civilization, an article about a cute child how LGTBQs are horrible. Bored Panda is not the feel-good place anymore, I've already deleted my old account and I will delete this one too.

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh! *sniff* my heart! Feels so warm and fuzzy and....happy.... and sad too...

Lành Trần
Community Member
4 years ago

The softest thing call love. Thanks for the story

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely independent of the content, quality, intention, and ramifications of this film, it is shocking to see how the commenting goes even here on Bored Panda, where people normally are not so close-minded and rather well-mannered. The unsubstantiated hatred is hard to endure. Why not criticise, argue against, provide alternatives? Just putting out hatred is something to be ashamed of. I know there are a few trolls who just enjoy writing what provokes angry replies. But those who just insult and communicate their hatred, how do they look into the mirror each morning? Some actually seem to have created accounts just for this purpose. What do they seek? I mean, they can neither "convince" someone (for they post no arguments) nor give the impression that there is a majority against a given position (since the hatred is way too scattered). I do not get it, but I think it is very sad.

KK
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4 years ago

Hans I get you. Bored Pandas comment system is really easy to abuse and the site gets flooded by lots of hateful comments latley. Often there is a much deeper agenda behind each comment - an article about painted Barbie leads to a rant how Islam destroys western civilization, an article about a cute child how LGTBQs are horrible. Bored Panda is not the feel-good place anymore, I've already deleted my old account and I will delete this one too.

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