What is the correct path in life? Society tells us to do well in school and work as hard as we can, and eventually pass on that lesson to our children. It’s an endless cycle of rigidity that doesn’t leave a lot room for creativity.

Alike is an award-winning Pixar-like short film by animators Rafa Cano Méndez and Daniel Martinez Lara that conveys a simple but effective message about what happens to your life when you let your innate creativity get drowned out by the daily rat race. The 7-minute short also shows the importance of letting kids forge their own path in life.

The Madrid-based animators dedicated Alike to their families for helping them not lose their “color.” Color is an important feature in the film that shows the depth of the story the animators are trying to tell. Take a moment and watch the full video below. It might just be the message you need to hear today.

Watch the animated short Alike below:

Alike short film from Pepe School Land on Vimeo.

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