“Chicken or the Egg” by Christine Kim and Elaine Wu

It’s refreshing to see a student short where the filmmakers just get it. The Chicken or the Egg by Christine Kim and Elaine Wu is a solid piece of entertainment in every respect: storytelling, pacing, cutting, character animation, sound design, you name it. They produced the film at Ringling College of Art and Design.

(Thanks,Yoav Shtibelman, via Cartoon Brew’s Facebook page)


  • william bradford

    Quite charming indeed: Kudos. HAHA I was REALLY expecting the ironic twist of the pig coming home and catching the chicken eating some bacon. The irony with short films, as opposed to commercial features, is that you never expect the shorts to have a straight up happy ending :)

    • jhalpernkitcat

      I’ll admit that after reading your comment, I kept waiting for the pig to realize that the chicken ordered bacon at the diner, after he first threw away his eggs.

    • http://www.spitandspite.com/ abel salazar

      Agreed. Fantastic craftsmanship no doubt. Wish it would’ve had a bigger payoff.

  • Sean Vecchione

    that was excellent – nicely done Christine and Elaine!!

  • Jake Panian

    Congrats Elaine and Christine!!!!

  • John

    Very well done, enjoyed it! Keep up the good work :)

  • jhalpernkitcat

    Okay that was absolutely adorable. The things we do for love.:)
    Also, that was a really cute chicken.

  • George Comerci

    that was sweet!!!!!!! one of the best student films ive ever seen

  • MissConception

    These two ladies were a part of our amazing senior year of 2013. They were in my class and it was always inspiring to see their progress. Great job, KimWu!

  • KSmith

    Such a wonderful short and so excited to see it up here – congrats Elaine & Christine!!!

  • Joe Sutherland

    Did anyone else notice the egg with eyes in the bed with them when they wake up together for the first time?

  • Nick

    Amazing work, and now we know what Christina Hendricks would look like as a chicken :) Great short!