A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside. CORKY is my debut independent short animation. It was animated out of my apartment, over a 6 year period. While the short was generated with a computer, every object, sound, and surface was carefully created with imperfections to achieve a handcrafted style for a magical storybook feel. This handcrafted style was also woven into the original score where kitchen items were incorporated as instruments. The animated short has no dialogue. The story relies on visual story telling to express its themes of acceptance despite appearance and gratitude through understanding. In todays world, perhaps this tiny reminder can go a long way. Uncork the magic!!