“The Monster Under My Bed” Short Film
Ever wonder if there’s a monster hiding under your bed? Too scared to check? Well, Sasha sure isn’t! “The Monster Under My Bed” is an animated short film presented by Webtoon and produced by Rooster Teeth Animation. It’s based on the same-named story written and illustrated by Martin W. whose …
Ever wonder if there’s a monster hiding under your bed? Too scared to check? Well, Sasha sure isn’t!
“The Monster Under My Bed” is an animated short film presented by Webtoon and produced by Rooster Teeth Animation. It’s based on the same-named story written and illustrated by Martin W. whose work is featured on Webtoon.
The story follows Sasha, a young girl who’s made fun of by her older brother for being “boring” and not having any fears. However, when presented with the idea of a monster hiding under her bed, Sasha admits that she can’t prove there isn’t one, and resolves to investigate herself. She decides to sleep under her bed that night, her logic being that if she’s under there, then surely there wouldn’t be any room for a monster. But to her surprise, she’s transported to another world where she’s the monster under the bed!
Sasha quickly befriends this monster who she nicknames “Sneeze,” and the two of them become instant best friends. Both of them are seen as weird or odd by their peers and are socially isolated. As the story progresses, the two of them grow up together, and we see them travel to the other’s world and keep each other company. Without spoiling too too much, we see Sasha in presumably high school or college, and then with a family of her own. Even though they’ve grown up, she still keeps in touch with Sneeze who also has a family now.
“The Monster Under My Bed” is a heartwarming and wholesome story, beautifully animated by Rooster Teeth who is most famously known for producing RWBY. The original comic is also a great read, and only four chapters! I highly recommend checking out both the animated adaptation and the original source material for yourself.
Smaller projects like these make me extremely excited for the future, considering how it’s a collaboration between Webtoon, an individual creator, and an animation studio. It’s an interesting and unorthodox group of artists coming together to make one piece. Who knows what animation or film will be inspired by a webcomic next!