I am all about this short and loving it so much right now. Taking the Plunge is a super impressive CG animated short due to how much it contains. The short is over 6 minutes long, has extensive sets, and a large amount of characters all beautifully textured, animated, and lit. The octopus especially is super adorable. Just look at it! Who can say no to that face?
The story itself was very well developed that traverse through action, adventure, drama, and comedy with a final result of a beautiful and touching moral. 6 minutes is considered excessively long for a short, especially one made by students but you are fully focused on watching this film that you never feel the minutes drag by.