Cartoon Short: Kyu-bum Lee’s ‘Death by Lemonade’

Death by Lemonade

“Something isn’t perfect because you can add more things to it, but when you get nothing else to remove from it.” I still can’t remember where I heard this phrase, but I am sure it fits Kyu-bum Lee short Death by Lemonade.

Having premiered as part of the Cartoon Brew TV Student Film Festival this short tells us a simple story of an entrepreneurial little girl that wanted money too much and knew too little. Kyu-bum Lee does a great job with the traditional 2D animation style, controlling colors and shades to improve the story telling, and with only three characters and two minutes it gets a good laugh out of you. Not much can be said without spoiling the video, but I can say that as a short it is as creative as it is surprising and as awesome as it is smart. It’s a strange story stripped to the bone to show us how good plot, characters and twist should be done; a pure return to the basics and it works perfectly.

Written by Borja Chavarri

Borja Chavarri is your average, introverted late teen suffering from split personality disorder and born under a radioactive cloud of red evil. "They" enjoy Deviantart and plotting against each other when they are not looking. Is not clear how many of “them” exist but zombies coup d’état attempts has been registered inside the main body almost daily.

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