At the time our story begins, a rumor has been spreading like wildfire through the Picture: It is reported that “the Painter will never come back." For the Alldunns, this is the best news they have ever heard. They decide to seize power and bring order to the castle…
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Set inside the world of a painting, THE PAINTING tells a story of fully painted figures who believe they are better than those who aren't. When an Alldun falls in love with a halfie, it scandalizes everyone, and some leave the painting in search of answers from their long absent painter. A gorgeously animated allegory of racial prejudice, building one's own destiny, and the human search for God. A powerful work.
I watched it not because I was thoroughly enjoying it but because I was curious as to where it would take me. I wasn't disappointed yet it was predictable and really just bland. Three stars for the visuals and the initial concept
Despite its promising outlook on the evils of racial prejudice and the enormous potential of its particular style of animation, the gracile characters of The Painting aren't given nearly enough time to thoroughly explore the nature of their world and the negative implications of its assigned social order, resulting in a hastier and more superficial experience than should have been the case.