“A single yellow leaf hangs on the bare branch. A gust of wind blows and it begins to float through the white winter forest.”
A little flightless black bird is captivated by the leaf’s airborne dance and follows it through the snow, across an icy pond, and out into the open landscape.
But there’s a luckless fox on the bird’s tail…
Watch what happens to The Little Bird and the Leaf (Der kleine Vogel und das Blatt), an animated short in a seasonal series by animator and illustrator Lena von Döhren.
In case you missed them, be sure to watch these next:
• The Little Bird and the Caterpillar, a summer tale
• The Little Bird and the Squirrel, an autumn tale
Plus, there are more animated birds on TKSST, including:
• Fløjteløs / Whistleless by Siri Melchior
• The Hoarder (1969) by Evelyn Lambart
• Norman McLaren’s Le Merle
• A Short History of the Nightingale, animated
• An Eagle’s Feather, an animation about the mighty Philippine Eagle
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