'When I Grow Up' by Jasmin Lai Transforms Imagination into Ambition

 - May 9, 2012
References: vimeo & notcot.org
The animated short 'When I Grow Up' by Jasmin Lai tells the story of a young girl who, when asked to write down what she wants to do when she grows up, envisions herself in a variety of colorful careers. The cartoon is as charming as it is clever, turning to childhood imagination and ambition for inspiration.

For kids, the world of careers and responsibilities has yet to be fully realized. The world is a blank canvas for which creativity and interpretation run rampant. The little girl in 'When I Grow Up' transforms herself into the various careers she sees carried out on a day to day basis as she walks back home from school. Solider, baker, bellboy -- all of them are possibilities and all of them ripe for imaginative play.