The short and the short of it: The sugary sweet little film The Misadventures of Chubzilla

The Misadventures of Chubzilla (image via Vimeo (c) Elizabeth Lee and Dominik Koscinski)
The Misadventures of Chubzilla (image via Vimeo (c) Elizabeth Lee and Dominik Koscinski)


Ever had one of those dreams where your running happily through a kaleidoscopically-colourful wonderland made of meringue-topped cupcakes, chocolate towers, fields of cherry-red lollipops and upside down ice cream cones?

It feels wonderful doesn’t it?

While you might eat broccoli and tofu in real life, here in Mr Sandman’s domain, you can eat what you like, when you like, in any quantity you like and the only by-product is deliriously giddy joy.

That’s exactly how Chubzilla, whose mis-perceived adventures in exactly that kind of sugary fabulous dreamland have been brought to adorable life in a short film, The Misadventures of Chubzilla, submitted by Elizabeth Lee and Dominik Koscinski, for their thesis at the New York City’s School of Visual Arts.

Is he happy? Insanely so! So happy in fact that the “Hallelujah Chorus” seems the only possible response to sighting a leaning tower of twisty colourful goodness topped by the gum ball to end all gum balls.

But wait there’s a competitor for this high caloric prize and a Godzilla-esque fight of epic proportions breaks out as Chubzilla and his bright yellow three-headed adversary strive to secure their prize.

The sting in the dinosauric tail is that what Chubzilla sees as gumball-acquiring fun is anything but that in the real world where things take a decidedly less magical turn.

The main thing though is Chubzilla is having all kinds of anime-level fun and you will too watching this short delightful, perfectly-wrought piece of cinematic storytelling.


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