Planet Unknown (China 2016)

Rating: ****
Review Date: 11/11/17
Created By: Shawn Wang
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Having destroyed their native environment, the people of Earth send robotic rovers into space to discover habitable worlds. Two rovers, Junkman and Razor, experience failure and disappointment with all but one of their plant samples. Before they can test their final sample, a fierce meteor storm bombards their location, forcing them to flee and keep their last sample safe from harm. Obviously inspired by Pixar's "WALL-E" (2008), the characters are charming and the animation is stunning in this brief, ten-minute short. Creator Shawn Wang is definitely a talent to keep an eye on.