The Rainbow Giant

Once upon a time, everything that grew from the soil was grey.
A little girl and her mom lived in a farmhouse in the village. They had a big garden. But the mother was sick. She couldn’t eat anything that the little girl picked from the garden. The mother stared at the mountain all day long. Following her mom’s stares, the little girl saw an arc in the sky. She didn’t know what it was, but she wondered if there would be something over there that her mom wanted to eat. So she stuffed three tomatoes into her pack and left the village for the other side of the mountain...

  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 9, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography

Guo Jun-ming is the founder of “Flying Pen Comics”. In 1985, he began to study in Fu Hsin Trade & Arts School and work in Dragon Animation Company founded by Cai Zhi-zhong to pay his school fees. He learned his skills and techniques from Huang Hua-yu, so he got to participate in the production of “Wulongyuan” and “Old Master Q”. Two years later, he began his trainings in “Otto Cartoons”. Then he worked in several animation companies. In 1992, he was trained professionally as a director and began to create his original animations. In 1995, he founded his own animation company. In 2000, he founded “Flying Pen Comics”.

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Director Statement

This is a surreal, fictional story full of imagination. We maintain the element of fantasy in the narrative. However, the message that comes out of it is about the growth inside a child’s heart.

In this story, the sick mother is completely helpless. Because the mother can’t eat anything, the little girl does all she can to try to save her. When she gets well, the mother doesn’t say anything about what her child has done, which is an irrational response. But what we’re trying to express is how a child overcomes his or her grievance and gets over it. After all, a child can solve a problem by his or her own without a mother’s intervention.

With an animated short like this, I know better and appreciate a child’s intricate heart. It is magical.