As children, we dreamt of life being larger than it actually is. Some of us wanted to go into outer space. Some of us wanted to be doctors or firefighters and save lives. Some of us wanted to create a crazy invention that would win the Nobel Prize. But somewhere along the line, we “grew up,” and the sense of wonder and genuine curiosity faded. We settled into the mold of expecting reality, not optimism, and hardened our hearts to prepare for the worst. It’s here where the world of animation can be a wonderful escape: a medium that briefly allows us to indulge ourselves in the experience of being a kid, or remind us that curiosity and optimism are powerful devices to better ourselves and others in our lives.