Watch: Animated Sci-Fi Short Film 'It's Payback Time' Packs Powerful Twist

Why are grey little blobs like the Minions from Despicable Me running for their lives? You'll have to watch the new sci-fi short film, It's Payback Time, to find out. In this animated film, a seemingly simple alien world has found itself in the midst of a terrible outbreak. A destructive blue substance is taking over and there doesn't seem to be a way out. However, in the tight, action-packed two minute film, you'll get a great, uplifting twist you don't see coming. Check out It's Payback Time below.

Thanks to Gizmodo for the heads up. Here's the film.

Yes, the whole film is an ad for a Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon that's airing in the United Kingdom on October 17. You can read more about that here.

For more on the film, including the full credits, head to the Vimeo page.