''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.

!!This animated short provides examples of:
* AmbiguousEnding: Done intentionally on behalf of the creator.
* ArmlessBiped: Well, it is about a Kiwi. He seems to be able to do most things he wants, but obviously not ''everything''...
** Subverted - [[spoiler:he does actually have tiny little wings.]]
* BittersweetEnding: He gets what he wants in the end, but at a [[{{Understatement}} pretty steep cost]].
* {{Bookends}}: Starts and ends with a title card displaying the word "Kiwi!".
* CallOfTheWildBlueYonder: The entire plot is based on Kiwi's ill-fated dream of flying.
* TheDeterminator: The Kiwi, definitely.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Implied. ''Kind of.'']]
* ExcitedShowTitle: The exclamation mark on the end makes the one word a little more snappy.
* FeetFirstIntroduction: The first scene of Kiwi is a shot on his feet.
* 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 glockenspiel plays during his flight. Cue the tears.]] A slowed down version of the same tune plays during the credits.
** LastNoteNightmare: [[spoiler:The thump at the end.]]
* MoodWhiplash: After the you-know-what at the end, we are once again treated to the title screen "Kiwi!", which comes off as inappropriately cheerful given the circumstances...
* NotQuiteFlight: [[spoiler:It's falling off the side of a mountain with trees nailed to the side so as to simulate flight.]]
* SingleTear: The Kiwi sheds one as he [[spoiler:lives his dream of flying]].
* SoundtrackDissonance: A glockenspiel plays while the Kiwi [[spoiler:implicitly kills itself.]]
* TragicDream: Kiwi's dream of being able to fly does not come true without the ultimate sacrifice.