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Acorn by Madeline Sharafian

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“Growing up is hard,” explains CalArts animation student Madeline Sharafian “but it’s also beautiful. We can do it!” This is Sharafian’s third year film: Acorn.

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2022 Update: Disney and Pixar released Madeline Sharafian’s animated short Burrow as a 2020 Sparkshort. Watch this video interview next.

Sharafian also previously animated one of our absolute favorite shorts: Omelette.

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