The Man Who Planted Trees: Simple, Inspiring, Unforgettable.

This Oscar-winning animated film is a beautiful work of art and offers an inspiring parable for our times. Watch it. Your day will be better.


The 30-minute animated film, The Man Who Planted Trees, won an Academy Award in 1988 for Best Animated Short Film, and a similar award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Watch the film here.
The fictional story, The Man Who Planted Trees, of which the film is an adaptation, was originally published in French. There are numerous English translations and book editions. Here is one simple text translation of the original story.