Worlds Apart is a Sci-Fi animated short film. One of the things that I liked most is the way it takes us from Unfamiliar to Familiar setting and finally making it as full circle where you care about character and story.
Worlds Apart's story encompasses the theme of Hope. This animated short was completed in early summer 2011, it's created by a talented and motivated group of Cogswell students. It is written, produced, and directed by Michael Zachary Huber for Cogswell College's Project X animation studio.
This animated short has 3 clear distinct tones, one for initial setting (darker tone), and another one for backstory (brighter tone) and third the final aftermath tone that makes more impact.
There's clever use of similar gestures to connect the 2 worlds in the end and it strengthens the emotional bond even more. It's one of those beautiful short films where you always remember the end sequence.
Worlds Apart covers lots of story in very short time but it doesn't feel rushed or anything. It also brings back some memories of Toy Story, in a good way.
Here's Official Description of Worlds Apart:
Worlds Apart is about a young family living on a farm in Central California. Their story is set against the backdrop of a possible environmental disaster. The themes of love, friendship, and family twist and turn when the farm is visited by creatures from another planet.