The Monk & The Monkey is an animated moral fable, that has something for both casual viewers as well as hardcore animation fans. The film is a visually arresting piece, with its bright, pleasing colors, and terrific animation.
The story of the film is quite simple. Ragu, an excitable, but determined lad, is on a quest to become a monk. His final task given to him by his master, though seemingly trivial at first, soon puts him at his wit’s end. Whether Ragu becomes a monk or fails in his mission, forms the crux of this tale.
Watch the film after the jump.
The film was made by Brendan Carroll and Francesco Giroldini, two students of the Ringling College of Art and Design, in Sarasota, Florida.