"Model Citizen" | Dystopian Animated Short Film (2020)

  • Created by David James Armsby.
    "What is a Model Citizen? A Model Citizen is a providing father. A Model Citizen is a caring mother, all in service of a scrappy, young boy or girl. A Model Child raised by a Model Family, to become a Model Citizen of their own!"
    This brand-spanking-new installment of the Autodale series follows the lives of the Robinson family; Autodale's perfect citizens.
    I've wanted to make an animated short film based around the life-cycle of an Autodale citizen/family for a very long time. We've only ever seen Autodale through the eyes of children. All of the other short films in the series focus on skeptical children being successfully brainwashed/indoctrinated into complacency with Autodale's dystopian ways. This short film doesn't have that arc. This short film is about the parents. These characters have NO DOUBTS about how this system works anymore...
    Tchaikovsky - "Waltz of the Flowers
    Mrs. Robinson - "Kirie Quackenbush"
    This short film is the fifth short film in the Autodale series. Check out the playlist here!:



Comments • 80

  • FRMOutsideSpace
    FRMOutsideSpace 35 minutes ago

    I loved that 🥰

  • Liv cream
    Liv cream 7 hours ago

    Reminds me of how we deal with animals at the moment

  • Nathan Meier
    Nathan Meier 11 hours ago

    I can't help but think...

  • Ferretsquad
    Ferretsquad 14 hours ago


  • Mr. cringe 2.0
    Mr. cringe 2.0 16 hours ago

    I don't think it's a dystopia the way it is presented. Yes their lives are controlled and are happy. Utopia is a place where everyone is happy and there is no war. The robots have created a utopia

  • Zariah Squirewell
    Zariah Squirewell 19 hours ago +1

    I feel like the son is realizing the cycle when he was little, but he might've been brain washed. The fact that the max of kids is 2 && they have to be hit then fall into a ditch is sad-

  • Верун - Чик

    ... Надеюсь ещё будут продолжения этой истории... Так хочется узнать побольше...

  • Rusty Shackleford

    And people made fun of the matrix.🤔

  • Adam Green
    Adam Green Day ago

    3:42 “by the way that’s not joe”

  • HisCountriGal17
    HisCountriGal17 Day ago

    Midsommar vibes...


    I’m confused so is this short film like you have a kid and you raise it in a cycle that happens over and over again and they grow up and that’s where my mind gets confused do the parents just have to die or is it a choice

  • Henry Schoenecker

    The classical music really adds to the eerieness of the video

  • Lily Zhou
    Lily Zhou Day ago

    What's the song?

  • cooltimcool
    cooltimcool 2 days ago

    Am I the only one that thinks the corporate building looks like a dick?
    That’s kinda a cool metaphor for real corporations if you ask me.

  • Sage Palacios
    Sage Palacios 2 days ago

    I just realized that the music playing here 0:19 is in royal high in Roblox I will never see royal high the same anymore

  • Wąż Animations
    Wąż Animations 2 days ago

    that kind of people everywhere

  • SGVhcnQgQnJlYWtlcg
    SGVhcnQgQnJlYWtlcg 3 days ago +1

    Azerbaijan subtitles: wer jkfsdkjlggp jksdfklfg
    (why there is no Turkish TwT)

  • Carlos Andrés Garavito

    It is incredible how this man isn't afraid of "Joe"... If you pay attention, his face expression is similar to the one the girl has in the previous video talking about toys. They accept this reality because, they were raised to believe Joe isn't bad, even though he kills them.
    They are truly brainwashed... This is totally disturbing and amazing...

  • H20 Souls
    H20 Souls 3 days ago


  • Untouchable 88
    Untouchable 88 3 days ago

    Que rayos

  • Zi Jun Huang
    Zi Jun Huang 3 days ago +1

    Are they sad because there going to die and the end was dark

  • Jo_Krz
    Jo_Krz 3 days ago

    It’s been like 2 months are you still posting more

  • Fumi Cash
    Fumi Cash 3 days ago +1

    I am almost at tears because being a “model citizen” is pretty much all I want. I just want to have a simple life that doesn’t change. One where I don’t need to worry about losing something or someone until intended. It’s almost agonizing to know that this is the life I want, one that I’d be satisfied with...

    Don’t mind me.. just a random idiot.

  • Arill Shukla
    Arill Shukla 3 days ago +1

    Who else gets a bendy and the ink machine feel?

  • Jacob Dorny
    Jacob Dorny 4 days ago


  • Toby Holden
    Toby Holden 4 days ago +1


  • SPB
    SPB 4 days ago +1

    I get it. To me it shows controlled population

  • Sjoerd
    Sjoerd 4 days ago


  • James Rosado
    James Rosado 4 days ago +1

    It was quite disturbing a good story but disturbing

  • Kid Destroyer
    Kid Destroyer 5 days ago +2

    Best video on TVclip!! My g

  • Anna
    Anna 5 days ago +1

    It's awful but at the same time... Knowing your time is up, knowing you did well in you life but now it's over but still kind of being at peace with it, even tho it's frightening and you also wish you had more time, but accepting the fact that you do have to die at some point... It's fucked up but also it's not ?

  • Alexander Littlejohn

    What does he do for work?

  • NaveenRutgers Rutgers
    NaveenRutgers Rutgers 6 days ago +1

    That "thank you, Joe" at the end fucked me up, excellent as always, Mr. Armsby

  • adomas gudaitis
    adomas gudaitis 6 days ago +1


  • Creative 8D
    Creative 8D 6 days ago

    How did this guy get footage of 2200

  • nightmare muffin
    nightmare muffin 7 days ago


  • Mikaela Eunice Guerra

    Divergent: We have factions and if you are divergent you either die or escape to the world outside the fence.

    Autodale: Oh we kill people who have normal problems like being divorced, being depressed, being *fat*. We even take the exceptional ones and do nasty experiments on them that keeps the city running.

    Divergent: ...

    Autodale: I win you Wannabe!

  • Jonah Fabiano
    Jonah Fabiano 7 days ago +3

    this is the perfect representation of our world today.

  • Adam
    Adam 7 days ago +1

    I don’t get why they die once he gets married I mean what about them being grandparents?

    • Astolfo
      Astolfo 7 days ago

      They are unable to have children, so they are ugly, (for the robots standards, obviously)

  • Pretzel
    Pretzel 7 days ago +2

    Wow this new black mirror episode looks awesome

  • Ana 2487
    Ana 2487 7 days ago +1

    It's the best distopic I have ever seen

  • Ana 2487
    Ana 2487 7 days ago

    When do you updated a new video???

  • Emiliano ceja
    Emiliano ceja 8 days ago +2

    They are so brainwashed to the point where they believe this dystopia is really a utopia and they accept their fates in the end, man this was bloody brilliant

  • Adam O donoghue
    Adam O donoghue 8 days ago

    This is our society right only not as serious as this and not everyone is happy

  • Biel
    Biel 8 days ago

    Legends in Portuguese pls

  • Jeremiah Witter
    Jeremiah Witter 8 days ago +4

    I had to watch this for Science Fiction Class while in Quarantine, and while I am worried about the Coronavirus, This. Film. Was. Dark.

  • Edward Izquierdo
    Edward Izquierdo 8 days ago +1

    Well... There goes my will to live.

  • Battle Expert
    Battle Expert 8 days ago

    Do you know that is not the same robot in the end the first is got a mark and the another one doesn’t

  • Dodge Ram
    Dodge Ram 9 days ago

    Simply a dumb clip.
    You could make the same movie about a bag of chips.

  • {StrangePlans}
    {StrangePlans} 9 days ago

    So sad.......:((((

  • Tad Strange
    Tad Strange 9 days ago +1

    Ok but I'd there a greater context I'm missing? Why exactly is this society like this?

  • jennah blair
    jennah blair 9 days ago

    the waltz of the flowers music 😭😭😭

  • 8igh8
    8igh8 9 days ago +1

    This is worse then 1941
    (Nazi concentration camp)

  • Nathan Ma
    Nathan Ma 9 days ago +1

    I would pay for a video game of this series.

  • Nguyen Nam
    Nguyen Nam 9 days ago

    is this the fucking life ciycle

  • S Hanlon
    S Hanlon 9 days ago

    That's China, obey and serve the state without question, add cat, dog, rat and even human to the menu and add red flags..and its communist China in the very near future

  • Hydra Playz
    Hydra Playz 10 days ago

    Lutterly wtf

  • Bob Ross
    Bob Ross 10 days ago

    o my gosh I know they're mindless slaves but I felt so sad when the son moved out

  • Soni Khan
    Soni Khan 10 days ago +1


  • Jayanta Baishya
    Jayanta Baishya 10 days ago

    Hello David, I watched some of your videos, the autodale ones especially. I was utterly baffled by the sheer amount of energy they possessed. The artwork is truly mesmerizing. Keep up the good work!

  • SithEmperor Vitiate
    SithEmperor Vitiate 10 days ago

    I dont know guys, with a little tweaking, I would live there for sure

  • memelord
    memelord 11 days ago

    why is the husband such a fucking cuck

  • Julius Pyx
    Julius Pyx 11 days ago +1

    I don't understand this film
    Why did they kill the mother and father and plenty other people?

    • Sadiya S
      Sadiya S 7 days ago +1

      its like the movie Logan's Run, everyone has a certain time limit on the planet. when the mother and father became old and finished doing what they were born to do - live, marry, raise a kid - their time was now up and they, along with every other old person, was now ready to go extinct.

  • T.J. DOR
    T.J. DOR 11 days ago

    Will there be a time when some one will save these people?

  • Free peoples Communist

    PERFECTION IS A LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • opeology
    opeology 11 days ago +1

    This is what life is going to be like after the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Jargal Shandan
    Jargal Shandan 11 days ago

    I did not undrestand a single bit

  • Wissen Ismer
    Wissen Ismer 11 days ago +1

    Putain j'adore ce que tu fais pourrait tu traduire toute tes vidéos en français ?

  • andre dagdag
    andre dagdag 11 days ago

    This represent video the human cycle

    Born,live,and die

  • Tanner Barkman Home
    Tanner Barkman Home 12 days ago

    If this was a full length horror movie then it would be the best animated one... oh wait there’s already bee movie.

  • Alex Ritter
    Alex Ritter 12 days ago

    Wait... so each family of TWO has ONE kid then gets killed. I'm sorry but the math doesn't add up.

  • FearTheSameer
    FearTheSameer 12 days ago

    This is better than any Netflix series I've seen so far.

  • Mike L
    Mike L 12 days ago

    Do we accept it because we're brain washed? Or do we accept it because it is a legitimate, positive direction for human kind?

  • Grace Noon
    Grace Noon 12 days ago

    Please make another one i really enjoyed the last!

  • ناصر التومي
    ناصر التومي 12 days ago

    soo dark

  • Carmencita Sallo
    Carmencita Sallo 12 days ago


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    Snxudbh Dndjdj 12 days ago


  • Takia Lanza
    Takia Lanza 13 days ago +1

    This tells the real truth of today's society

  • JustOreoUwU
    JustOreoUwU 13 days ago

    sub spanish? i love this animations

  • Стас К
    Стас К 13 days ago +1

    Лайк кто русский посмотрим сколько нас