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Film View – SOAR: An Animated Short

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Two people with huge differences. They come to terms with the surprise meeting and eventually realize they could work together. A strange pairing but willing to discover a problem to enable one to overcome and to move on with their challenge. It served as a solution to the resolution of both their understanding of their mutual situations.

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I don’t want to reveal too much but if you think of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, a famous pilot, an adventurer, and an author who gave us Le Petit Prince, His imagination is infused in the two young people, one a girl and the other the tiniest of boys and both love the idea of flying. He does and was part of a group of flyers until he crashes. Before he does, the young girl is trying everything from her drawing board to get her small plane to stay up in the air long enough to prove she had worked out the theory of flying herself, also.

3 soar when they first meet the girl and the very small boy

The two meet. The wee one is reluctant and frightened by the girl, though she tries to convince him she is not going to harm him. The interaction and what transpires is a marvel to see. Differences do not have to be insurmountable. People when being sensible can turn out to be just what they were looking for. It works in SOAR. It was a matter of finding trust and believing untill success triumphs.

4 soar girl trying to help wee boy to fly again

Two strangers actually making each other understand what they needed to solve; what they were needing and looking for. A friendship was being made without anyone’s awareness. It is possible for people from two different worlds to develop understanding and actual aid in the other’s reaching success through co-operation. A great example for children and adults to learn through the watching of the growing the tiny boy and the young girl succeed at reaching in SOAR. Watching this film is a delight and something special transpires and a gift is given at the end which will enrich the viewer and make us all smile.

5 soal one version of fixing flying vehible

There is word mentioned in the writing below the film video, this film story may be made into a feature film. It won many awards for being one of the best short films. It is beautifully created. Animation at its best quality. Have fun watching. I did and feel whomever decides to take the journey in this short film will SOAR with excitement and will find great satisfaction. Watch it with a child if you know one. They will also love SOAR, I believe.. – jk

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SOAR: An Animated Short – Alyce Tzue

Length…6m 14s
Genre…Adventure, Friendship, Fantasy. Animation, Scientific
Language…Non-speaking, Body Language
Written and Directed…Alyce Tzue
Inspired by…Hayao Miyazaki and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [The Little Prince]

A cross between Miyazaki and Pixar, SOAR is an award-winning 3D animated movie about a young girl who must help a tiny boy pilot fly home before it’s too late.

Soar was created as Alyce Tzue’s thesis project in school. What began as a toil of love by first-time filmmakers ended up catching the eyes of festivals all over the world. Soar is the proud 2015 Gold Winner of the 42nd Student Oscars, Best Student Animation Winner at Palm Springs, Finalist at the Student BAFTAs, and has screened in the Hamptons, St. Louis, Seoul, Austin, and more.

The Soar team is beyond grateful for your support. We believe the film’s surprise success is proof of its message: when you put in everything you’ve got, sometimes you achieve more than you ever expected.

There are plans to make Soar into a feature length film inspired by the sensibilities of Hayao Miyazaki and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince.

For more information, please contact Alyce Tzue at
Written and Directed by Alyce Tzue –
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Produced by Anson Yu –
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