Why are you even reading this? You should just immediately click past the jump and start watching 'Blinky™,' the amazing new short film about a boy and his robot.

'Blinky' stars Max Records, famous for appearing in 2009's 'Where the Wild Things Are.' In this new short, he plays a young boy caught between arguing parents; his only friend (whether he likes it or not) is the titular character, a robotic toy that just wants to help.

Without risking overhype, 'Blinky™' is excellently done and offers up a nice 'Twilight Zone'-as-done-by-Spielberg vibe (ignoring the one time Spielberg actually did do a 'Twilight Zone'). Check out the video after the jump.

Blinky™ from Ruairi Robinson on Vimeo.


'Blinky™' was written and directed by Ruairi Robinson, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2002, for Best Animated Short Film. You can check out all his of his short film work at his website.

Our final review: Robinson did an awesome job with the mood and visual design in just 12 minutes. Granted none of the human characters are that sympathetic, so we didn't feel anything when the film got darker and darker. But for all his craziness, we just loved Blinky. What a great robot creation.

What do you think of 'Blinky™'?