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Somewhere Else by Alisha Liu

Free to wander and explore in the forest, a child balances on logs, observes bugs inside hollow logs, and hops across the rocks in a pond. But what’s that sound lurking somewhere off in the beyond?

CalArts character animation student Alisha Liu celebrates nature, exploration, imagination, and the power of books with her 2019 animated short: Somewhere Else.

exploring inside logs
observing the fish
Watch more videos about imagination and books:
• The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
• Ray Harryhausen’s Mother Goose Stories (1946)
• Much Better Now
‘Around the Block’ with street artist David Zinn
• Simon In The Land of Chalk Drawings
• The Temple of Knowledge and what it’s like to grow up in a library

Bonus: The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry, animated.

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