Animal conservationists are always trying to find a way to convince people to help in saving the world. One of their most powerful actions has been an amazing animation video featuring music from Les Misérables. The video features four endangered animals singing about their fate as humanity pushes them into extinction.
The video Dream was created by Zombie Studios for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival. It features four different critically endangered animals singing I Dreamed A Dream, with each lyric telling the animals’ story. Needless to say, the result is a powerful yet heartbreaking rendition of the Les Misérables solo.
The blue whale tries to make the hunters hear his song.
The video is described as follows:
“In ‘Dream’, a beautiful animation video for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, four animals facing extinction tell their stories through the words of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ —a song you’ll recognize if you’re a ‘Les Misérables’ fan.”
The short film opens with the animals – a blue whale (Ryan Merchant), a brown pelican (Keenan O’Meara), a rhinoceros (Natalie Bergman), and a baby harp seal (Tal Altman) – singing about how wonderful their life was. However, the song eventually shifts tone as the creatures are threatened by man-made atrocities like poaching and pollution.
The rhinoceros lays defeated as her child looks on in dismay.
Dream makes use of one of the most powerful songs ever written. I Dreamed A Dream is a solo sang by Fantine in the Les Misérables musical. In the first act, a depressed Fantine looks back at happier days before her life went wrong now that she is broke and unemployed. Anne Hathaway performed the song in the 2012 film adaptation of the musical.
The video was made back in 2016 yet it is still relevant this year. All the four animals featured in the animation are still endangered although there have been great efforts to save them. Nevertheless, there is hope that the short’s powerful message will reach more people and help save their species.
Watch the heartbreaking video below:
Two Dads Pose With Daughter In Sweet Photoshoot, But They’re Not A Gay Couple
“Our daughter Willow. You may never know how your love has changed us all.”
A Facebook post that features a little girl named Willow and her two dads quickly went viral. But it's not what you may think — the two men are not a same-sex couple.
You see, one of the men is Willow’s birth dad and the other one is her stepdad-to-be. It is not easy to be raised up in a broken home, but looking at these pictures might remind those who had been through a divorce how important it is to keep the environment around your children happy and full of love.
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What an impressive young man!
Giving your trust to someone is not an easy thing to do. However, one student was left with no choice but to trust not just one but a lot of people in his school.
Joenel Malanog, a student from the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) in Davao City, Davao del Sur got creative so he can earn money and still able to attend his classes. He decided to open an “Honesty Store,” which is an unattended food stall inside the school campus.
Young Man Struggles To Pay For Fancy Restaurant Date, Gets Saved By His Waiter
“Sometimes life is lovely.”
The internet is filled with terrible news that seem to reveal the worst in humanity. However, once in a while, we come across a story that can make us smile and believe that there is hope. For instance, one guy witnessed a young man trying to pay for an expensive date at a fancy restaurant. Interestingly, the waiter came through and made it a truly memorable experience.
The story was shared by Twitter user Tim (@forwardnotback) who recently went for a Sunday dinner at a fancy restaurant. The netizen stated that a young couple was seated next to his table and he realized that they were probably on their "first meal out together."
Who wouldn't want to go to a fancy restaurant on a first date?