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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-{{tearjerk|er}}" ratio of any cartoon around.

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

Do to the short's nature, there will be '''unmarked spoilers below'''.

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!!This animated short provides examples of:

* AmbiguousEnding: Done intentionally on behalf of the creator.
* ArmlessBiped: It's {{subverted|Trope}} in that the kiwi does actually have tiny little wings.
* BittersweetEnding: He gets what he wants in the end, but at a 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.
* {{Determinator}}: The Kiwi. He's willing to spend his life nailing dozens of trees to the side of a cliff and jump off it just to achieve his dream, even if it lasts for less than a minute.
* DrivenToSuicide: This is [[AmbiguousEnding implied]] as the kiwi jumps off the cliff.
* ExcitedShowTitle: The exclamation mark on the end makes the {{one word|Title}} 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.
* LastNoteNightmare: The thump at the end of the short.
* MoodMotif: Very effective. A tuba plays for the kiwi's first appearance. A glockenspiel plays during his flight. A slowed down version of the same tune plays during the credits.
* MoodWhiplash: After the ending, we are once again treated to the title screen "Kiwi!", which comes off as inappropriately cheerful given the circumstances.
* NotQuiteFlight: It's falling off the side of a mountain with trees nailed to the side so as to simulate flight.
* OneWordTitle
* SingleTear: The Kiwi sheds one as he lives his dream of flying.
* SoundtrackDissonance: A glockenspiel plays while the Kiwi implicitly kills itself.
* TragicDream: Kiwi's dream of being able to fly does not come true without the ultimate sacrifice.
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