A stray dog finds a home and joy in the 2014 animated short, “Feast.” In this short added for Disney+ Day, we see the dog, named Winston, strike up a friendship with a man and enjoy eating the table scraps he provides. But, Winston becomes disappointed after the man begins a relationship and starts eating healthier. Winston experiences highs and lows in opposition to the couple. When they are happy, he’s not happy with the food. But, when they break up, he’s happy with the food. Eventually, Winston helps get the couple back together and gets to experience a new food journey with a baby feeding him from a high chair.
This short won the Oscar and the Annie for Best Animated Short Film and it’s not hard to see why. This short tells an amazing story with very little dialogue. You see the highs and lows of Winston’s life and of his people. It’s a great story of joy, sadness, and redemption. This one short told a far better story than a lot of Disney films from the 2000s managed to do.
There’s almost nothing for me to criticize about this short. The story is executed pretty much flawlessly. It’s deep. It’s meaningful and it keeps you invested. Of all the shorts to premiere on Disney+ Day, it seems like the least likely to be featured, but it comes through as possibly the best one of the bunch.