See The Giving Tree as Animated by Grey’s Anatomy’s Jerrika Hinton (VIDEO)
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See The Giving Tree as Animated by Grey’s Anatomy’s Jerrika Hinton (VIDEO)

Yet another hidden talent emerges in the cast of Grey's Anatomy! This time, it's Jerrika Hinton (Stephanie Edwards) who is revealing mad skillz, unearthing a short animated film she made by hand back around 2011.

"Was recently reminded that I made this and wanted to share…" she wrote on Tumblr on June 2.

The film is titled Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree — and, sure enough, it's a "retelling of Sheldon Allan Silverstein's classic children's story," as Jerrika describes on Vimeo.

That picture book, first published in 1965, tells the tale of a young boy and the titular tree. The boy develops a dependent relationship with the tree — relying on it for friendship at first but later stripping it of its apples, branches, and finally its trunk. Throughout it all, the tree gives selflessly — happy as long as the boy is happy.

Jerrika's version, shown in silhouette with Noisettes' "Never Fall in Love Again" as the soundtrack, hews pretty close to that story — until the twist at last moment! The boy returns to the stump that used to be the tree and has a seat — before an apple dropped from a bird above beheads him.

Well, kids, just leave trees alone, OK?

What do you think of Jerrika's work? Give us your review below.

Grey's Anatomy Season 11 airs this fall.

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

06.3.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
Related: Grey's Anatomy, News, TV Stars, Jerrika Hinton, Stephanie Edwards

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