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Jul 5, 2013 | 8:57 PM EDT

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In the middle of the desert, there is no water for miles in all directions, except for a fortress oasis named Green Acres. The owner of this gated plot of land will stop at nothing to protect his water supply, and he has an arsenal of weapons to do it. It's going to take one very lucky tortoise to slip past his defenses.

2013 Newport Beach Film Festival
2013 Oceanside International Film Festival
2013 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (Jury Prize for Best Student Short)
2013 Kansas City Film Fest (Best US/International Animation)
2013 Sedona International Film Festival (Best Student Short)
2013 Treasure Coast International Film Festival
2013 Reel Teal Film Festival (Best Direction & Best Concept)
2013 LA Comedy Festival (Best Animation)
2013 Tiburon International Film Festival (Best Animation)
2013 Durango Independent Film Festival
2013 Logan Film Festival
2013 Charleston International Film Festival (Audience Choice Best Animation)
2013 Cannes Short Film Corner
2012 New Orleans Film Festival
2012 Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut
2012 OC Film Fiesta


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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great animation, but couldn't he just use the cannon to blow up his door.

Courageousturnip responds:

well...crap. I suppose he could.

Maybe I'll do a sequel some day, haha.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nice. Good job on the animation. ^^


Rated 5 / 5 stars

lol, realy great and funny! and: Warning armed tortoise. xD


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

thats what you get if u no share
good animation


Rated 5 / 5 stars

full points.
good modeling, textures, animation, bla bla bla.

what i really like is the potential for real life lessons. it has the old "the tighter you squeeze, the more star systems will slip between your fingers" moral. it also has some rather chilling implications concerning the future of our planet.