The short and the short of it: The touching search for love in Unbreakable

“Unbreakable” is the story of Barbara the Bunny. When she begins to persistently cough, “Quality Control” at the toy factory labels her “defective,” and so her search for treatment begins. She goes from shop to shop to no avail, until she discovers a loose string of yarn that takes her on a magical journey across town and into the arms of a toy repair shop owner. (synopsis via Vimeo (c) Roof Studio for INSMED)

Oh, my heart.

This exquisitely beautiful, in spirit and in artwork so luminously lovely and emotionally resonant you want to dive into it and embrace it, short animated film is a joy to watch.

Created for a global pharmaceutical company called INSMED, and inspired, notes Laughing Squid “by a woman who went to four different doctors before she was diagnosed with NTM lung disease“, Unbreakable is far less utilitarian an exercise than you might expect.

Far from being some sort of ad for drugs or hard-hitting story about fighting and overcoming disease, the film is a joyously uplifting story of what happens when you are truly finally listened to and cared for and helped.

It’s just beautiful and if you need a mood lift today, then this is the small, little happy film you need.

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