I'm not much of a crier.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of these overly macho guys that never expresses their feelings. I'm just not often moved to tears.
This 2 min 48 sec animated short "Spacebound" had me sobbing. I'm talking about sitting in my office with tears running down my face. To be able to elicit that kind of emotion from your audience with such a short story, and one without dialog no less, is truly amazing.
Please watch it.
The message, as I see it, is that the end is coming for all of us. We can either sit there watching the clock or we can get out into the universe and enjoy ourselves. There is no better "personification" of this message than a dog. They don't care about the future, they just want to live in the moment.
Truly a beautiful story.