Short- “Jack & the The Magic Beans”

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julieta colas the magic bean

No magical fowl were exploited in this animated retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk.

By Daniel Barron


The following animation is the first of its medium we’ve showcased as part of Short Film Theater. This revisionist take on the classic Jack & the Beanstalk fable is actually intended as a promotional reel for Mexico-based animation house The Magic Bean (La Habichuela Mágica), upgrading the Magic Beans from props to marquee players and in essence suggesting to potential clients the giant things the company is capable of.

Thinking big has been a habit of the short’s director and animator Julieta Colás, who became Internet famous one time for her lovingly-crafted Community fan art, pieces which were so well-received by the show’s cast and crew that it earned her a spot in her first art show, the Community-themed “Six Seasons and a Movie.” Colás would later produce a couple of Rick and Morty comic book covers and even pitch herself to create the cover art to Allie Goertz’ EP of Rick and Morty songs that dropped this past December.

Work hard and learn to persevere through the gloomy forest of self-doubt, kids. That’s a fairy tale narrative we can all get behind!




Executive Producers: Luís Ángel González, Samuel Lara
Direction, Animation, Art: Julieta Colás
Story and Concept: Luiz Canedo, Luis Ángel González, Julieta Colás
Script: Zach Smith
Compositing, Editing: Elías Tapia
Sound Design: Braulio Cavazos
Voice Talent: Mike Severeid
Additional art: Hugo Enrique Ortiz Robles, Raúl Vidaña


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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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