What if, one day, you wake up with a strange package at your doorway? What if from inside that package you see something moving or crying? What if inside that package is…the future? In Young Gul Cho’s short all of these are possible, and if you are wondering how…well, that is the fun part of this short
In this three minutes long animation, the viewers get accustomed with a futuristic app that will change the game forever- the E-Baby. Inspired from Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’, ‘E-delivery’ foregrounds a new way of perpetuation of the species. If in Huxley’s world the hatcheries were seen in a more brutal and without feelings way, in ‘E-delivery’ the process has a humane side, being a rather cute and friendly process. As in Huxley’s version of artificial birth, the embryo undergoes a process in which it is put into a specific category; if in ‘Brave New World’ there were five castes (alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon), each of them representing a social status, in ‘E-delivery’ the fetus undergoes a process in which a machine that resembles very much a coffee maker, gives the unborn qualities to be helpful in the future life.
This short is ideal for all ages, presenting an amazing method for parents to have “the talk” with their kids, and also for kids to understand at a fairytale level how the whole baby making deal works. The score is mellow and viewer friendly, making the whole movie experience way more enjoyable. At first it was quite scary, the whole idea of generations created in the same amount of time one bakes a loaf of bread. But then we saw the other side of the story, the more comedic one, and had quite a laugh in the end. All in all, we can state that it is indeed a good short animation that takes a simple theme and makes an interesting and intriguing story out of it.
Written by Vlad A. G