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''Kiwi!'' is an animated short made for creator Dony Permedi's master's thesis in animation. It tells the story of a very determined kiwi bird who works to accomplish his dream. At only two minutes and thirty seconds long, it might have the shortest "start-to-[[{{Tearjerker}} tearjerk]]" ratio of any cartoon around.

Watch it on Youtube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs here]]. Bring tissues.

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!!This animated short provides examples of:

* ArmlessBiped: Well, it is about a Kiwi. He seems to be able to do most things he wants, but obviously not ''everything''...
* BittersweetEnding: He gets what he wants in the end, but at a pretty steep cost.
* TheDeterminator: The Kiwi, definitely.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Thud.]]
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: ''Kind of'', but for a good cause.
* GogglesDoNothing: They certainly don't stop the tears...
* HammerSpace: From whence he pulls an actual hammer, plus some nails.
* MoodMotif: Very effective. A tuba plays for the kiwi's first appearance. [[spoiler: A xylophone plays during his flight. Cue the tears.]]
** LastNoteNightmare: [[spoiler:The thump at the end.]]
* SingleTear
* SoundtrackDissonance: A xylophone plays while the Kiwi [[spoiler:pretty much kills itself.]]
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