Bird and Fish is an animated short film by Ann Mendenhall and Stephanie Son, and is a graduation piece from the Kansas City Art Institute.


Two societies hover in one another’s skies, wherein one’s inverted is the other’s upright: the Dry, an overcast town populated by birdlike people, and the Watery, the underwater city of fish people. They are aware of each other, but avoid contact, and can be crossed only by way of a scissor lift platform with restricted access.