I just finished watching a cute 38 minute short film created by Disney about Blank — a white Vinylmation character who falls in love with Bow — another white Vinylmation character. After watching the film, I have a few thoughts I wanted to share with you on love, being different, and learning to love yourself.
At the beginning of the film, we meet Blank. He is watching all the other Vinylmation characters get their look. They are fashionable, popular, and pretty cool. When he comes out — he is still white — with no colors on him. He gets frustrated, and tries really hard to fit in and be like the others.
He tries to find a way to get colored like the others. He begins to get sad — and then he meets Bow — his soulmate. For once, he begins to see himself for who he truly is. He stops trying to be someone else, and starts loving himself, and Bow.
In the process of the two of them finding each other, the world tries to conform them into the cookie cutter mold of all the other Vinylmations. The world thinks something is wrong with them — because they are different. However, the two of them wind up finding others who feel like they do and a beautiful love story evolves — between soulmates, and friends.
For me, this short film really made me think how crazy this world has gotten. It’s so hard these days to just be who you were created to be. Everyone has an idea of “who” they want you to be, and who they “think” you ought to be, but in the end, you have to learn to be in love with you — to like the person that God created you to be.
Watch Blank – a Vinylmation Love Story for Free
Disney Interactive and Google teamed up to launch “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story,” an original animated short film. The film is available now exclusively on Google Play, Google’s online store offering digital movies, books, music, apps, games and more.
Based on the popular Disney Parks Vinylmation collectible franchise, “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story” is a 38 minute stop-motion animated film that tells the story of Blank, an unpainted Vinylmation, on an epic adventure through an original new world to find his lost soulmate.
You can download “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story” for free exclusively on Google Play and can view the film online from your computer, or on your Android phone or tablet, or iPhone and iPad through the Google Play Movies & TV app. (Get the app for Android or iOS.)
Share a Blank greeting card with your family
To celebrate the premiere, Google wants you to share frames from the film with your friends and family as digital greeting cards at blankmovie.withgoogle.com. After sharing a frame, you will unlock a second special film, “Cranes in Love,” created especially for Google users.
After watching the film, I would love to hear your take on the characters. Which one was your favorite? What theme did you take away from the movie?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.