The Life of Death

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The Life of Death is a touching handdrawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life. After being well received on various animation festivals and being featured on the EYE film DVD of Selected Dutch Shorts it is finally online! www.marshaonderstijn.com Music by Ramon de Wilde www.ramondewilde.nl https://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/life-death-no-movie-sounds/id1129850829?i=1129851041 https://open.spotify.com/track/6dlqC3U7qmwxFxG9QP88K4 music tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h80ugo4IPzc

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I_am_tater Potato : Heres what I interpret... Death was doing its usual routine of taking the lives of the old animals whos time has come. It can sense when an animals time has come, so when he sensed a nearby animal, it went to take its life, only to realize it was a doe. Surprised and mesmerised by her beauty, death forgot what it came for and instead followed the doe for a while, becoming her friend. After a cold winter, spring blossomed, summer passed, and finally fall arrived. But the doe found no strength to continue, as her days were now truly over. She was at her peak in life, and turned to face death as it tilted its head. The doe got closer to signify that she was ready, but death didnt want to kill its beautiful friend. Nevertheless, something must die in order for something else to live. The doe dies in the arms of death, peacefully, leaving a broken hearted death, who mourns for the doe before he accepts that she is somewhere where the meadow is always green. This was my interpretation.

Lishiaku teh foox the drawer/gamer/animator : The day death comes I hope it's this gentle 😒😒 😒

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Jupiter TheSnake : This was depressing... Don't you agree? :(

aristocraticGauntlet : "There was once a pale man with dark hair who was very lonely." "Why was it lonely?" "All things must meet this man, so they shunned him."

Ezziej : Why youtube... Why do you make me cry with these beautiful videos like this...

Faerya Whiterun : This video makes me cry every time. It's beautiful.

never stop datta : once upon a time there lived a man who was afraid of death and begged for immortality. a demon appeared and offered him immortality and said its free of cost. the man accepted it's offer and the demon transformed him into DEATH. the man gradually realised that there is always a price to pay. but nothing could be done now so he has to accept who he is and keep doing his job for all eternity......

Mouse _Terrell : I'm not crying......... B-but you are πŸ˜«πŸ˜­πŸ˜“πŸ˜­πŸ˜°πŸ˜­

DreamsComeTrue 6 : It's sad how it just wants to befriend animals , but it cant

RhythmInlet : The most beautiful short film I’ve ever seen. ❀️

Juliauna Christiene : This made cry because I'm sick and I miss my friends

Blitz B : Wow I thank you guys from my heart for giving such a wonderful gift for the world of living.

#LisaMilena R : Meet me at the bawling wall 😭

Sketchy Bubbles : Beautiful art, One Like= One friend for death

zach tyo : This may be 3 years old but truly amazing and well done.

Hans Ruhlmann : SO BEAUTIFULL😍😍😍😍 But also sad😭😭😭😭😒😒😒😒

Wolfy Girl : awww WHY U HAVE TO MAKE ME CRY!!!?!?! >~<

Gaming boy : Life I a time so enjoy it

All we had to do, was follow the damn train, CJ! : I'm feelin pretty good today, ima go on youtube for a while. *Oh......ok*

David Cucuta : Something about this haunts me to the bone what a masterpiece tho

Brayda Clark : Absolutely beautiful, it moved me to tears, people need to see thisπŸ™

Winter Playz : this is the saddest video that ive ever seen ;(

Vixen The Vaporeon : 3:58 *Being Alone , And Sad, But Grateful of having a friend* *tears fall*

aryn E.G : The horrible thing is that death new what it's job was. It was ok with the fact that it killed anything it touched... until it took the time to learn about the creature. Of course... when the deer excepted death, and the deer died... death knew that it's job isn't to kill. It's job is to know when a soul is finished on the Earth and end it's pain. People say that death is a scary thing. I disagree. I think it's beautiful. This was an absolutely beautiful animation of what deaths life would be. It moved me to tears. Well done. Well done.

Sarah_Playz,Adventure amigos : Poor death... He only has 4 fingers

Tangy&Cup LG : Sometimes it’s hard to let things go but eventually the time comes

Can we get to 1000 subs from just comments? : Story style: Grandpa: there once was a man that everyone knew but was eternally lonely Kid: why what’s he lonely? Grandpa: everyone met this man at one point or another, but they all shunned and hated him Kid: why? Grandpa: because he was death

WEBTOONER 360 : It shows that death is a painful truth😒😒😒😒

Azrael Ravenwing : Damn. This actually made me tear up. It was very beautiful.

DayBreaker A : This was so sad but heart warming...... Plz keep up the good work.

Matthew H : Damn you for making this, it touches the deepest part of my secluded emotions.

Overnight Demon : Learning to accept death even when death does not want to accept you.

Azriel Willie : why did it have to end like that

Embbu : I fell in love with the way how the death looks ;-;

Banana Duck : That was amazing and heartwarming!

stephopal opal : Life is beautiful..This touches my heartβ™‘ Stephopal Opal aka Big Girl from New Orleans Louisiana..β˜† Music and Peace ~~Very well done..beautiful β—‡Thank you!!the music and the entire creation..has my heart~~

Saira Noonari : This is a master peice!❀ kudos to you ❀ and music, guitar! Its so heartwarming! ❀

anna macska : The moment when he hugged the deer... omg...

Chara Dreemurr : god damn invisible ninjas cutting invisible onions again

juan rodrigez : Human hands can destroy everything...

D'etta Brown : Me: *A tear runs down face* Somebody:You ok? Me: Y-Yes

Carmen Herrera : Hermosa forma de ver la vida y la muerte

Pony Nation : The most beautiful animation I've ever look :')

Caeligo Cielo : People comment how this is very sad, but to me it is bittersweet. The doe lived a full, happy life, and death garnered some happiness in the same period. When it was time to go, the doe accepted its death, said goodbye, and went out on its own terms with someone(thing?) that cared for it. There was a life well lived, a death well had, and happiness shared. To me, that is bittersweet.

Boomer 9001 : This video is one I will never forget thank you

Lucy Dittmar : life is a winding road on which you run,you run,run for your whole life,until death finally catches up.Death is not a thing to fear,It is a thing to welcome with open arms,You will be happy,forever.For those who are immortal can not enjoy the full extent of life,death...

Princess Seny : Second time watching, and still crying.

Morgan Sluiter : At 2:50 he's doing a t-pose for dominance