BABY X | Animated Short Film

Share the Xtraordinary story of a child raise without gender. Adapted from the original short story by Lois Gould, published in 1978. http://www.JigsawEnsemble.com

See what A.V. Club said about Baby X: http://www.avclub.com/article/baby-x-relates-animated-adventures-gender-neutral–235549

Snippets of our short film were used in NPR’s Hidden Brain: https://www.npr.org/2017/10/02/555180786/can-a-child-be-raised-free-of-gender-stereotypes-this-family-tried

Directed by Brendan Bradley
Animated by Tristan Zammit
Original music by Elon Arbiture
Sound Mixing by Kristian Hayden
Sound Recording by Erik Scott Smith
Voiced by:
Kirsten Vangsness
Erik Scott Smith
Marisha Ray
Tara Platt
Matthew Mercer
Yuri Lowenthal
Sara Fletcher
Hunter Davis
Ashley Clements
Brendan Bradley

Special Thank You to:
Daughter Publishing Company
Stonesong Press
Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc
Knopf Doubleday
Sheedy Literary Agency

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100 Comments

  1. OrangeAnimation
    Caroline loves unicorns 28 November 2019
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    so like… this kid is non-biray?…

  2. OrangeAnimation
    Zell and Friends 28 November 2019
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    I guess nex next time is Z

  3. OrangeAnimation
    Toastte 28 November 2019
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    X: I like everything that's both a boy and a girl

  4. OrangeAnimation
    Marli McKenzie 28 November 2019
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    I called it!!!
    I KNEW it was gonna be a Y

  5. OrangeAnimation
    Shrek Green 28 November 2019
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    Insert “holy fish paste it’s a guy” meme

  6. OrangeAnimation
    Luc Animates001 28 November 2019
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    I identify as an attack helpicopter

  7. OrangeAnimation
    LPS Clover 29 November 2019
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    And then puberty hit X with a bus

  8. OrangeAnimation
    Gamergirl 210 29 November 2019
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    This is gonna be the future and I'm not looking forward to it ._.

  9. OrangeAnimation
    Danielle Donuts 29 November 2019
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    I need part2

  10. OrangeAnimation
    ՏԵɾɑաҍҽɾɾվ ςɾմՏհմღ 29 November 2019
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    Two XX = girl so XY = boy
    So X was born a girl and Y was born a boy
    Just saying O3O

  11. OrangeAnimation
    ucdanku 29 November 2019
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    bruh I thought this was the girl from Crash Bandicoot

  12. OrangeAnimation
    Val / v 29 November 2019
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    TOO BAD PEOPLE IM A Z 😛

  13. OrangeAnimation
    The Uncolored World 29 November 2019
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    This animation story is X-trodinary

  14. OrangeAnimation
    ÇrįmśøñThørn _ 29 November 2019
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    Non-binary people: 🙂

  15. OrangeAnimation
    itza_ Apple 29 November 2019
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    "so i dated x ex"

  16. OrangeAnimation
    Max The Ocean Guy 29 November 2019
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    Noice

  17. OrangeAnimation
    Papyrus 30 November 2019
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    ok i have a theory that the names X and Y are refferd to the chromosomes (XX=Female , XY= Male)
    and that the last letter is the name of the Child so probably X is a Girl and Y is a boy

  18. OrangeAnimation
    Winter Plays 30 November 2019
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    Love it!

  19. OrangeAnimation
    Katelyn Trimble 30 November 2019
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    Ha X and Y I see lol

  20. OrangeAnimation
    Naima Gang 30 November 2019
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    This was a Beautiful story but can’t they just look in its pants

  21. OrangeAnimation
    maximus Nuke 30 November 2019
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    Me:so how many x puns are there
    Writers: yes

  22. OrangeAnimation
    Crestian Roxas 30 November 2019
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    Undertale: what gender are you?
    Me: boy
    X: I'm an x.
    Undertale: no what are you boy or girl?
    Me: apparently an idiot
    X: I'm an x.
    Undertale: what's in your pants?
    Me: BEGONE THOT!!!
    X: an x!!!!
    Me & undertale: 😦😐😑😔 WHAAAATTT!?!?!?

  23. OrangeAnimation
    malia the cookie unicorn tade 30 November 2019
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    Oh it's like the abc song like X Y next and the baby is y and it's big brother is an X wow I'm smart

  24. OrangeAnimation
    Kaitsu gachadraw 30 November 2019
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    DOES HE HAVE A P*NIS!!! im sorry ;-;

  25. OrangeAnimation
    D 0 P E _ 30 November 2019
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    That one dude: Who’s that?

    X’s Boyfriend: Oh that’s my X.

    That one dude: Why are they with you?

    X’s Boyfriend: Cause… we’re together?

  26. OrangeAnimation
    DroppedOnTheHead 30 November 2019
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    It's a Y idiots!

  27. OrangeAnimation
    koala.prince 30 November 2019
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    This video also shows how today’s kids understand stuff better than the adults

  28. OrangeAnimation
    Hannah TRUDEAU 1 December 2019
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    Isn't it a story about a non-binary?

  29. OrangeAnimation
    Jasneer Singh 1 December 2019
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    So basically the relatives think it is a lesbian…

  30. OrangeAnimation
    xX ᴇ ʟ ɪ s ᴀ Xx ! 1 December 2019
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    0:15 I thought that x was buttcheeks.

  31. OrangeAnimation
    xX ᴇ ʟ ɪ s ᴀ Xx ! 1 December 2019
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    Oh boy, the locker rooms.

  32. OrangeAnimation
    Petra van rensburg 1 December 2019
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    X is a girl and Y is a boy

  33. OrangeAnimation
    Clutterderp_ 81 1 December 2019
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    a n d r o g y n o u s m o d e : a c t i v a t e d

  34. OrangeAnimation
    Cyan Cat 1 December 2019
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    There is such thing as non-binary-

    lol I'm kidding

  35. OrangeAnimation
    NTron 420 1 December 2019
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    Why where they called x…there are gender neutral names….Charlie, Alex(and probably others but that’s all I can think of now).And also think this is how all children grow up, gender neutral.

  36. OrangeAnimation
    Arielys Cortes 1 December 2019
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    I just guessed about the baby named y and wow was I shocked

  37. OrangeAnimation
    just a game and toy collector 2 December 2019
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    Imagine using your child as an experiment

  38. OrangeAnimation
    Cheesekake 2 December 2019
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    I love the meaning behind this!

  39. OrangeAnimation
    Gacha Cess 2 December 2019
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    i love how this represent the Pride stuff saying to love yourself what ever your gender or sexuality 😍😍😍

  40. OrangeAnimation
    LeafPool x Pringles 2 December 2019
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    This….. this is so cute. I love this. X is amazing! I honestly wish I was raised like this, not having to worry about stereotypes

  41. OrangeAnimation
    Stan Dreamcatcher You Cowards / Minty Choi 2 December 2019
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    This is just a explanation of being non-binary in a nutshell

  42. OrangeAnimation
    Laci Francois 3 December 2019
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    Why are y’all so mad that X is being himself and doing what he wants to do? X just wants to be… X and you’re children want to be X because X is happy as X

  43. OrangeAnimation
    Nate Cavenmiller 3 December 2019
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    i remembered watching this a few years ago

  44. OrangeAnimation
    Adi the cat :3 3 December 2019
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    Maybe they used chemical X from powerpuff shit

  45. OrangeAnimation
    Silverblaze 3 3 December 2019
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    I love this story and it made me feel really comfortable with my gender as a kid I don’t really like how they call x an “it” it just feels like they’re making x more of a object

  46. OrangeAnimation
    Inka Egbulefu 3 December 2019
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    X x x x x x to many x's

  47. OrangeAnimation
    Mayo Blaze 4 December 2019
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    Used to feel bad for kids named shordie and shit or sunflower but now you meet some kid whos all fucked up cause his parents wanted to be special and over the top. Don't overcomplicate your kids life they can do that themself.

  48. OrangeAnimation
    LeeAsia Peterson 4 December 2019
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    "Its a Y"
    Me:wheezing

  49. OrangeAnimation
    Anna Queiros 4 December 2019
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    My teacher read my class this story last year! (I was in sixth grade.) It was a great lesson for everyone!

  50. OrangeAnimation
    Alexander Woolley 4 December 2019
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    There is something wrong with it.

  51. OrangeAnimation
    Kitty of the Deep 5 December 2019
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    Whatever this is, I love it.

  52. OrangeAnimation
    Xufflex 5 December 2019
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    me as a trans guy this is very interesting and im glad it got a lot of views

  53. OrangeAnimation
    Strawberry Llama 5 December 2019
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    Y where you born?

  54. OrangeAnimation
    Charon IV 5 December 2019
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    You're born with Male genetalia, or female genetalia, thus making you a man or a woman, no in between, except the rare cases which are instantly brought into surgery.

  55. OrangeAnimation
    Ray Rays 6 December 2019
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    Just saying but “it” is still a legitimate pronoun, I see to many comments saying “lol why would you call ur kids it” but still that’s a thing just saying, nonbinary is still cool tho to

  56. OrangeAnimation
    Rice sayaah 6 December 2019
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    Just check the damn private part

  57. OrangeAnimation
    Shadowstalker 6 December 2019
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    How to tell :
    dick of puss???

  58. OrangeAnimation
    pointless 6 December 2019
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    ah yes,the three genders.

    male,female and x.

  59. OrangeAnimation
    retosius 6 December 2019
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    6:53
    turns out x had been genetically, hormonally, psychologically, andsurgically engineered to be completely genderless, and they had spent about 500$ USD on uncovering a government social expirement. the school was closed by the federal government the next day

  60. OrangeAnimation
    retosius 6 December 2019
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    I only realized the chromosome pun at the fucking end. wow god damn that was clever. guess the new one is male maybe at least in the case of sex.

  61. OrangeAnimation
    rabies 6 December 2019
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    Just name them a gender-neutral name.

  62. OrangeAnimation
    Neko Asunu 7 December 2019
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    I get this is awkward, but couldn’t they have just checked his/her genitals?? I mean seriously..

  63. OrangeAnimation
    • Shy Time Draws • 7 December 2019
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    As a non-bi smol child, i freaKING LOVE THIS!!

  64. OrangeAnimation
    Shimizu Setsuna 7 December 2019
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    The moral of the story is very subtle

  65. OrangeAnimation
    beep 7 December 2019
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    oh yeah, this is cringe alright. Fresh from the manure fields

  66. OrangeAnimation
    DaOtakuDweeb :P 7 December 2019
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    What about trans peeps?
    Didn't think about that did you?

  67. OrangeAnimation
    Sierra desu 7 December 2019
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    Non-binary isn’t real, change my mind.

  68. OrangeAnimation
    Marcelnena 7 December 2019
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    That's just sexist!

  69. OrangeAnimation
    Bill_Bxll 7 December 2019
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    Bitch

  70. OrangeAnimation
    WhoIsCoty 8 December 2019
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    Idk why I thought this was about xxxtentacion

  71. OrangeAnimation
    Andy Boy 8 December 2019
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    ITS A X, HOW DO THEY NOT KNOW?

  72. OrangeAnimation
    Jeffrey Cruz 8 December 2019
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    Wow….. how sexist

  73. OrangeAnimation
    Kitty King445 8 December 2019
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    This really is a good example of non-binary identities though

  74. OrangeAnimation
    TayTays Universe 8 December 2019
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    This is stupid and a perfect example of how messed up kids like X are negatively Influencing our generation

  75. OrangeAnimation
    1000 Subscribers with no videos. 8 December 2019
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    gEnDer RolEs!

  76. OrangeAnimation
    Banana Bread 8 December 2019
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    X would probably is a girl, Y is a boy. Because chromosomes but I love it never the less

  77. OrangeAnimation
    Agent S 9 December 2019
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    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhh

  78. OrangeAnimation
    Ender_Creeper 9 December 2019
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    Nobody:

    Expert:
    iN oUr OpInIoN

  79. OrangeAnimation
    KumaragoesBAM! Gacha 9 December 2019
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    X WAS GENDER FLUID THIS WHOLE TIME

  80. OrangeAnimation
    Koro-sensei 9 December 2019
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    Xcellent film!

  81. OrangeAnimation
    Garbage Chan 9 December 2019
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    X is a girl just with short hair plus ahes a kid right now how could u tell when they were a kid

  82. OrangeAnimation
    Kittykat Films 10 December 2019
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    1:00 BITCH WHAT EVEN IS THAT

  83. OrangeAnimation
    Kittykat Films 10 December 2019
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    1:15 I wish a parent was like, “ugly bItCh aSS rAt.”

  84. OrangeAnimation
    Kittykat Films 10 December 2019
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    2:07. Girl undies ain’t holding no dick

  85. OrangeAnimation
    Friendly Demon 10 December 2019
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    X: it’s a y
    Kids: why?
    X: exactly.😀

  86. OrangeAnimation
    Trinity •• 10 December 2019
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    This was a good short film

  87. OrangeAnimation
    Ah yes uwu 10 December 2019
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    Wait, so how does X pee?

  88. OrangeAnimation
    Caroline Horn26 11 December 2019
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    Now I wanna see what’s in its pants

  89. OrangeAnimation
    Ministerio de Chile 11 December 2019
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    We are reaching society levels we never reached before.

  90. OrangeAnimation
    《 Love_Da_Bears 》 11 December 2019
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    Almost spoppy

  91. OrangeAnimation
    killer 1560 11 December 2019
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    Literally all pan people

  92. OrangeAnimation
    Šhïvâ 11 December 2019
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    cries in gender fluid

  93. OrangeAnimation
    Dance Y 11 December 2019
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    So, did this kid have a name? Or just X?

  94. OrangeAnimation
    Daniel P. 12 December 2019
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    Did the person making this not know how to draw children?

  95. OrangeAnimation
    Tshadowangel no. 12 December 2019
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    I love how a story about a non-binary/binary child that was written in 1978.

  96. OrangeAnimation
    LightIsAbsent 12 December 2019
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    Wow, everyone in this story is an asshole.

  97. OrangeAnimation
    Kyle Broflovski 12 December 2019
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    Only boys have the xy chromosome

  98. OrangeAnimation
    TheRedTigress 13 December 2019
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  99. OrangeAnimation
    Lillyn the Wolf 13 December 2019
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    i just like how x likes lassie

  100. OrangeAnimation
    Trash can 13 December 2019
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    4:48 Everyone is in a natural way.
    I'm sure you understand.

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