Via i09: I’m not going to spoil the ending, but this animated short film has me thinking a lot about why we set out to do the stuff we do. Okay, that doesn’t make much sense (it is late and I did work a very long day), but I very much have my own interpretation of what it is these heroes gained as their reward at the end of their quest and I think it’s something kind of inspiring. So, with out much more babbling on my part, check out The Reward! It’s a graduation film from the Animation Workshop out of Denmark. The story is of two young adventures who each posses one half of a treasure map and their epic journey to find the spot marked “X”! Other than a few grunts, cheers, and groans, there is almost no dialogue in this animation (cartoon? fuck it. let’s call this a cartoon. Cartoon!) but I think it has a great message at its end.