Save Ralph is a stop-motion animated short film that was released in 2021. The film has gained widespread attention for its emotional and thought-provoking portrayal of the harsh realities of animal testing. It features Ralph, a cute and endearing bunny who is voiced by Taika Waititi. Ralph is a test subject who undergoes painful experiments in a cosmetics lab.
The film intends to be a powerful and moving call to action for people to take a stand against animal testing. It is a collaboration between the Humane Society International, an animal welfare organization, and the production company, Passion Pictures. Save Ralph was directed by Spencer Susser and written by Susser and Dan Harmon.
The film's narrative revolves around Ralph's daily routine in the lab, where he is poked, prodded, and subjected to various chemical tests. As the audience watches Ralph's suffering, they hear his inner thoughts as he reflects on his life and the pain he endures. The film is effective in showing the treatment that animals undergo in labs.
While the film is undoubtedly heartbreaking, it also has moments of humor. The contrast between Ralph's cute appearance and the brutal reality of his existence is jarring and serves to underscore the message of the film. The film's use of stop-motion animation is also impressive and adds to the emotional impact of the story.
- https://www.hsi.org/saveralphmovie/ Humane Society International