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BUNNY OR MONKEY?

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BUNNY OR MONKEY? is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 3-6
6 minutes
VIDEO
ANNA LOBACHEVA
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Bunny or Monkey is an adorable animated short that I really like. It is a bit childish, but it is cute and has a good lesson behind it.

The storyline follows Zaebezoo, the protagonist, who wants to know if she is a monkey or a bunny. So Zaebezoo goes around asking both of her parents which one she is and, in the end, she finds out that she does not have to be told or choose.

I like that the story has a purpose and that, in the end, the main character learns something. The 2D animation is cute and adorable. The little costumes fit the characters personalities so well and they also fit the storyline. There are different locations, which is another reason why I like it. Zaebezoo's house and front yard are very detailed.

The music in the story seems to be spot on. There are visual effects when Zaebezoo is thinking about all the different foods and it looks cool. There are four characters in this short: the bully is the guy who made Zaebezoo insecure in the first place; the dad is part monkey and tells her that she is a monkey first; the mom is a bunny who tells her that she is a bunny first. There is character development with Zaebezoo where she realizes that she does not have to be a bunny or a monkey; she can be both. She realizes this when she sees a sun shower for the first time. I learned that I can be more than one thing if I want to be. My favorite part is when Zaebezoo finds out that she can just be herself, which is more than one thing.

The message is to be who you want and don't question yourself because of others.

I give Bunny or Monkey 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to 6.

SaniyaRain F., KIDS FIRST

Bunny or Monkey is an adorable animated short that I really like. It is a bit childish, but it is cute and has a good lesson behind it.

The storyline follows Zaebezoo, the protagonist, who wants to know if she is a monkey or a bunny. So Zaebezoo goes around asking both of her parents which one she is and, in the end, she finds out that she does not have to be told or choose.

I like that the story has a purpose and that, in the end, the main character learns something. The 2D animation is cute and adorable. The little costumes fit the characters personalities so well and they also fit the storyline. There are different locations, which is another reason why I like it. Zaebezoo's house and front yard are very detailed.

The music in the story seems to be spot on. There are visual effects when Zaebezoo is thinking about all the different foods and it looks cool. There are four characters in this short: the bully is the guy who made Zaebezoo insecure in the first place; the dad is part monkey and tells her that she is a monkey first; the mom is a bunny who tells her that she is a bunny first. There is character development with Zaebezoo where she realizes that she does not have to be a bunny or a monkey; she can be both. She realizes this when she sees a sun shower for the first time. I learned that I can be more than one thing if I want to be. My favorite part is when Zaebezoo finds out that she can just be herself, which is more than one thing.

The message is to be who you want and don't question yourself because of others.

I give Bunny or Monkey 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to 6.

SaniyaRain F., KIDS FIRST

The animated series touches upon the problem of self-identification of children born in mixed-race families, using the example of a 5-year-old girl named Zabezoo, whose mother is a rabbit doe and father is a monkey.

Zabezoo gazed at her grandparents' family photos for a very long time. When she looked in the mirror She couldn't get this one big question out her mind.

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