Google’s New Short Could Win an Oscar

Posted May 27th 2016


There are films that make you feel like a kid again. There are films that make you feel the invincible freedom of your teenage years. And there are films that capture the pangs of parenthood. Pearl manages to do all at once—in about six minutes.

Director Patrick Osborne, who won an Oscar for directing the Disney short Feastin 2015, pitched Pearl as Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree on four wheels. Told through a cel-shaded aesthetic with lots of music but no dialog, Pearl almost feels like a music video produced by Disney, but Osborne places the viewer right inside the car with the characters, so you can look around to direct the movie with your own eyes.

via Fast Company