PLANET UNKNOWN Is a Charming Sci-Fi Short Following Space Rovers on a Space Exploration
I've got a fantastically charming sci-fi animated short film called "Planet Unknown" that you've got to check out. The film was directed by Shawn Wang, and it's set at the end of the 21st century. Mankind is "facing global resource depletion," and two space rovers are "sent out to find potential inhabitable planets." This short tells the story of these robots as they explore the terrain of these planets and conduct experiments. In this short their mission takes an unexpected turn.
Wang goes to the Communication University of China, and this is his graduation film. He spent 11 months completing it and had this to say about what inspired him to make it:
"The idea started back in 2014 when Interstellar was released. I was deeply impressed by the movie and was inspired by the two robots TARS and CASE. The idea of intellectual robots exploring space developed from there.
"Other inspirations include Pixar movies like WALL-E and Toy Story, as well as CHAPPiE, NASA documentaries about Mars Rover Curiosity, and short films by individuals like Alex Roman’s The Third & The Seventh, Richard Mans’ Abiogenesis, Erik Wernquist’s Wanderers, Alf Lovvold’s Dawn of the Stuff, and so many more."
It's very well-made film, and I hope you enjoy it!