The House of Small Cubes

  • Title: The House of Small Cubes // La Maison en Petits Cubes
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Genre: Animation
  • Released: 2008
  • Run Time: 12 Minutes
  • Director: Kunio Kato
  • Writer: Kenya Hirata
  • Music: Kenji Kondo
  • Available on: Netflix
  • Recommendation by Ian Magnuson

This is a short short-film so here’s a short short-recommendation! If you liked Pixar’s world-famous, tear-inducing, mini-romance in Up, you’ll get some similar warm and fuzzies from The House of Small Cubes or as it’s officially known, La Maison en Petits Cubes. Though you may think it’s a French film from its name, it’s actually by Japaense animator Kunio Kato. He entered the project in the Annecy (France) International Animated Film Festival and ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2008!

Enjoy this touching story with a cup of coffee, just maybe have a tissue handy too.

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