Erste: “The Little Hedgehog” - 1 min 37s
This enchanting film from Passion Pictures' Kyra & Constantin tells the tale of a new arrival at a school for woodland animals who is having a lot of trouble fitting in. The beautiful animation captures his dilemma perfectly as he tries to edge closer to his schoolfriends and finds only rejection.
We can see - in a way he cannot - that there's nothing malicious about about the way he's being treated. They're just not sure how to handle him... literally.
No spoilers here, so watch it yourself and you'll see that it has a genuinely heart-warming conclusion which explains why this ad for an Austrian bank has been winning the hearts of social media stoics this year.
||Passion Pictures Ⓟ Ⓦ
||Kyra & Constantin ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ