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These students’ animated short film about a sad robot who washes dishes will leave you breathless

Pixar lovers, you need to watch this.


Ramon Ramirez


Posted on Oct 20, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 6:15 pm CDT

Chapman film school over-achiever Tom Teller is the director behind Hum, a stunning and award-winning short film. Here, a sad robot relegated to a life of washing dishes runs on glimpses from the outside world found in the garbage—until a pair of downstairs visitors change his existence.

Yes, it’s reminiscent of Pixar’s WALL-E

According to Teller, the film was a class project created on a $2,000 budget. Perhaps a more creatively satisfying and ultimately lucrative campus activity than that time I signed up for a credit card to get a free pizza.

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2016, 6:20 pm CDT