Tomato and Pea

Everyone is a unique and distinct individual. Although due to the different arrangement and combination of genes, everyone has different facial features and more or less "minor defects", such as allergic rhinitis and color blindness, these "minor defects" can not prevent us from growing up happily and becoming excellent individuals.
The protagonist of this work is a little boy suffering from rhinitis. His father only grows vegetables in his garden, never grows flowers.In spring, he sat in front of the window, separated from the colorful world outside. He yearned for the flowers and cats outside, so he followed his fantasy and turned into a small man in a pod walking among the giant bean seedlings, remembering the time when his rhinitis was bothering him, and remembering friends who were similar to him but different from him. Like the protagonist, he has different characteristics from others due to the combination of genes, but in the end, both of them accepted their unique selves and lived a full and interesting childhood.
This work shows children's understanding of individual differences and growth from the perspective of children's innocence, and expresses their optimistic attitude towards life. It brings the audience to experience their unique and wonderful childhood fun, and directly expresses: everyone is not perfect, but we are unique.

  • Fei Hong
  • Yiyu Shi
  • Tingting Liu
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    Animation, Short, Student, Web / New Media
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    3 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2022
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    Yes - Fuzhou University
  • TOPU International Animation Week
    Nantong, Jiangsu
    December 21, 2022
    China Premiere
    Jury's Special Mention Prize
  • The 19th CACC Golden Dragon Award
    Guangzhou, Guangdong
    December 24, 2022
    China Premiere
    CACC × bilibili the Best Academy Animated Short Film Nominated Award
  • The 22nd Beijing Film Academy Animation Academy Awards
    November 12, 2022
    Jury Special Award
  • Event Schedule of 21st ISFVF
    November 16, 2022
    Offical Selection
Director - Fei Hong, Yiyu Shi, Tingting Liu