Check out this fantastic thesis film by Casey McDonald from the 2019 graduating class from the School of Visual Arts.  I love the watercolor backgrounds and the well crafted foley.  So many animated shorts can fall flat in sound design and this one is quite nice.

Also, I seem to have something in my eye now.

(Thanks goes out to Sysable for this one)

“In this story of kindness, acceptance, and the fear of being left behind, a friendship takes flight as a mouse that wants to fly and an injured bird cross paths. Final film from the School of Visual arts. I directed, background painted, animated, and did about half of the cleanup/coloring myself! The rest was handled by my awesome team in the credits. Thank you to Colin Andrew Grant for the fantastic score, and thanks to SVA for the two grants that helped me produce this film!”