The Necktie by Jean-François Lévesque (2008)

Jean-François Lévesque uses a mixture of puppet and hand-drawn animation to tell the story of Valentin and his quest to find meaning in his life. He is stuck in a dead-end job and has forgotten all about the things that used to bring him joy. As the years pass boredom replaces all his aspirations and hope for the future. Then on his 40th birthday he rediscovers an old accordion hidden in the depths of his closet and regains his lust for life.