Animated Short The Gift Made Using Unity

Friday, April 8th, 2016

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The Gift

Unity is a popular video game engine used in many indie games, but at GDC 2016 it was utilized for a completely different field: animation. The Gift is an animated short film made by Marza Animation Planet Inc., an animation company created by none other than Sega. Using the “Marza Movie Pipeline for Unity,” The Gift is able to achieve an impressive amount of detail with expressive characters and vibrant settings. The story of The Gift is about a young girl who crafts a present for her parents, but when she attempts to give it to them she stumbles on them having an argument. With the help of her stuffed toy and an overactive imagination, she pushes herself forward. It’s a cute little film that shows of just what’s possible using Unity in this way.

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About Andrew Mathieu

My name is Andrew Mathieu. I'm a college student and I work part-time in my home state of Connecticut. I'm working towards being a writing and host three blogs on WordPress about animation, comic books, and video games. I hope to one day be able to write comic books and voice my opinions about my favorite fields of entertainment.




  • Mr0303

    That was really impressive. It was Disney/Pixar level animation and quite mind blowing that it was achieved with Unity. Obviously a lot of work went into this project.

  • azariosays

    i cried