A Brightening Life

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Alternative Titles

English: A brightening life
Japanese: A brightening life


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2010
Producers: Geidai Animation
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Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, MusicMusic
Duration: 8 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.731 (scored by 107107 users)
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Ranked: #91732
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Popularity: #14890
Members: 220
Favorites: 2
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Above ground, there are many people, coming and going. Underneath a certain sidewalk grate, lives a garbage bag. He has no work, no home, and no family. This is a story of the dirty, black garbage bag and how he gains new life through his connection to the outside world.


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Kouno, Aki


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Jun 29, 2020
TrueSonOfCaliban (All reviews)
A fantastic stop-motion short story that excellently shows our MC, Mr. Trashbag, growing beyond himself. It has really amazing imagery capable of telling a great story without a single spoken word. It is definitely worth the 8 minute run time. The stop motion is done magnificently and I loved how much emotion this style of animation was able to capture out of a faceless and seemingly emotionless trash bag. The sound design is also equally praise-worthy for being able to instill uplifting and downtrodden moments within the story. The character arc we see the main character go through is also quite relatable, while that might read more
Dec 1, 2020
spooky_ov (All reviews)
This surprising stop motion brings life to a seemingly useless trash bag.
Throughout eight minutes, the trash bag gets thrown around,
beaten up, and consumes the 'garbage' people drop, all while exhilarating sound dances in our ears. The trash bag yearns for a change from its dismal life. The stop motion did a good of capturing just that.
I appreciate the vivid imagery in each action and event that the trash bag goes through. The hardships one faces in life, a persons' greed, feeling, fall, and desire. The trash bag is tormented and swept by its want and fear.
The trash bag blooms read more

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