Short Animation Imagines What Happens After You Throw a Coin into a Fountain and Make a Wish

Why do we throw coins into fountains and pretend that a wish will come true? Oh that’s right, there’s a wish granting man underneath every fountain that can totally make it happen. Or at least that’s what happens in this very cute short animation, The Wishgranter.


The short, which was made by Kal Athannassov, John McDonald, and Echo Wu, starts with a simple coin drop and a single button push to grant the wish but then turns into a race against time about love. It’s cute.

I really enjoyed how when things go awry for the wishing well, he has a backup wish granting kit filled with dandelions, wishbones, and a shooting star gun.