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The 2017 animated short adaptation of The Wingfeather Saga from Magnetic Dreams, Inc. and Shining Isle Productions.

The story centers around the Igiby siblings. The eldest, Janner, dreams of adventures which come true when his younger sister, Leeli, runs into a Fang, and his younger brother, Kalmar, stumbles onto a map that may lead to the Jewels of Anniera.

The animated short was created by Andrew Peterson, directed by Tom Owens, produced by J. Chris Wall

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The short can be seen here.


The animated short provide examples of:

  • Adult Fear: Nia's children go into town without her or their grandfather in the company of dangerous Fang creatures. And one of her children is physically disabled.
  • Big Brother Instinct: While initially annoyed at having to bring his younger siblings along, Janner doesn't hesitate to protect them from a Fang.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Podo has some very big and thick eyebrows.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The Igibys are safe and home together with Kalmar bringing the map he stole from the bookstore. However, the Fang reports back to his superiors of what transpired and they are headed to the family.
  • Disappeared Dad: The father of the Igiby children is neither mentioned nor seen in the short.
  • Evil Is Petty: The Fang only started harassing the Igiby children because Nugget's barks scared him which led him to being humiliated.
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  • Fingerless Gloves: Janner wears a yellowish pair.
  • Ill Girl: Downplayed. Leeli has a lame right leg but it doesn't stop her from helping out her family.
  • Kick the Dog: A literal example. A Fang kicks the Igiby family dog, Nugget.
  • Mama Bear: When Leeli manages to speak (or sing) dragon, Nia hears the singing and rushes over to quiet her daughter while standing protectively over her from the dragon. She then picks up Leeli before ordering her sons back to their home in a serious, no-nonsense voice.
  • Multigenerational Household: The Igiby household consists of the Igiby children, their mother, and grandfather.
  • Nice Hat: Podo wears a straw hat.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The Fang the Igiby children encounter has no moral qualms over hurting them.
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