Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge

Pedro was a wild burro who lived in China Lake, California until captured by the BLM. Adopted by animal lovers, he made his way to Colorado, where he was beloved by many. Morgan Freeman comments on the extraordinary love we give to our animal friends.

  • Marty Wilson
  • Artie Romero
    Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Adventures of Turtle Taido (2015-2016), Lost (1983)
  • Morgan Freeman
    Key Cast
    Bruce Almighty (2003), Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  • Artie Romero
    How Cartoons Are Made (2014), Lost (1983), Beasts (1983)
  • Travis McCoy
    Assistant Directors
    The Stumpf Family Goes to the Beach (2011)
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Nature, New Age, Spiritual
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 6, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    6,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Show Us Your Shorts
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    United States
    July 20, 2017
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Artie Romero

Artie Romero began his career as a producer at Everyman Studios in 1981. He founded the ARG! Cartoon Animation studio in 1994. In a twenty-month period spanning 2005-2006, the ARG! website logged over one billion hits. Romero has screen credits on four feature films, numerous TV series and one PBS special, and his studios have produced tens of thousands of animations. In 2016, his production of Adventures of Turtle Taido was screened on Animation Day at Cannes Film Festival.

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Director Statement

I really enjoyed working on Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge, especially the people involved. Although I lived in nearby Colorado Springs for much of my life, I never got to meet Pedro, but many, many local people loved him very much and he will be fondly remembered.