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Walter, an animation by Lorenzo Fresta

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A lonely toad pedals his bicycle around a dry, littered landscape. Empty bottles clatter in a crate on the back as he rides. He’s looking for something, but what?

Walter is an award-winning animated short by Lorenzo Fresta. Now a Pixar Story Artist, Fresta created this poetic last project in 2019 as a student at CalArts.

nurturing a plant
Walter in his greenhouse
In 2022, Fresta also shared this 30 second loop of Walter enjoying the magical sights and sounds on a rooftop.

Watch more animated shorts on TKSST, including:
• After the Rain: A shepherd and his dog turn wool into clouds
• Only Slightly Exaggerated, a Studio Ghibli-style animation for Travel Oregon
The Girl and the Cloud
The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by Aesop
The Goat That Ate Time (2007), an animated tale by Lucinda Schreiber
• The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Bonus: How to be a cloud detective.

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