After a lot of hard work, student Jacob Frey, finished his short film actually based off of a comic strip from a Portuguese website by Fabio Coala.
After 180 film festivals and over 50 medals, the college animators job dreams came true!
Here's "The Present":
I have to give you my 'review'...so like most, I'm sure we all thought "HOLY COW THAT DOG IS ADORABLE!" followed quickly by, "Hey jerk kid, put the video games down and play with the doggo!".
It took me a few seconds to realize what was wrong with the dog though cause I didn't even notice that one of its front paws was missing! I mean, I was way to focused on watching the pup get the ball in the box and the throw the box off him!
Then came the ending! I wasn't expecting it at all, and the fact that the two of them went outside to play was just amazing! Plus, I'm kinda glad I saw the short first as opposed to the comic strip so it didn't ruin it for me.
As for Disney, you can see some of Jacob's work like "Zootopia" and "Moana" and even in the very funny "The Secret Life of Pets", for Illumination Entertainment...you know the people who also did "Minions".