Welcome to this week’s Danny’s Picks! Today I have a short film (very short film) called “Little Big War.” Made in 2011, tt’s another short film by Wolf Smoke Animation Studio, which I featured in a past pick: Kungfu Cooking Girls.
The film features the “super-flat” animation style reminiscent of several Gainax or Studio 4°C animations such as Dead Leaves, Red Line or Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. The general story here seems to be a war inside the sick boy’s body. The two heroes dressed in white seem to be white blood cells (the immune system) while the disease is represented by the toxic city/soldiers with gas masks. The short film is a great example of a very direct, poignant story told visually through fabulous animation