Set in a world where wishes are granted by mythical beings that live under fountains, an apathetic wish granter is forced to go above ground to grant a wish of love. (courtesy CGMeetup/YouTube)
We are well schooled now in the idea that life comes with a plethora of multiverse moments.
One decision takes you one way, another entirely decision in quite another and without the ability to see, Sliding Doors montage-like into the future, we can’t do anything other than consider all the information at hand and make the best possible decision.
But what if the scenario that leads to that decision, to that moment of fate when the decision is all but made for us, never comes across our path? We, of course, won’t know it wasn’t ever there, which perhaps makes it all the sadder, but, wonders delightful short animated film, The Wish Granter, what might happen if that fateful moment did happen … or came close to not happening at all?
The film by Kal Athannassov, John McDonald and Echo Wu pivots on the idea that all wishes, those moments when we wish life-changing possibilities into being, or try to wish them into being anyway, are actioned by mythical beings who live under fountains, and not surprisingly, get a little bored with turning wishes into reality.
How could something so magical become so ordinary? Who knows but much of the joy of The Wish Granter, all that whimsical, emotionally-nuanced animation and storytelling aside, is that it shows what it happens when the ennui breaks and one fountain wish granter suddenly wants true love to run its heartfelt course.
It’s gorgeous, it’s life affirming and it will make your life a little better for seeing it …