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I am 55 years old this month and the only time I saw this partially animated short was on an old Motorola black and white television almost 50 years ago. So if this review seems to be amateurish and childish you would probably be correct because this is my first review ever and it is coming from the memory of me when I was a child. I can't even tell you if any of this feature is in color because our family did not have a color TV.
However if the test of time is any gauge on the 50 year memory imprint of a young mind I give this short the maximum rating possible. If my memory serves me correctly the portions where Marco the main character, is talking to his father and relating to the real world the feature is filmed with real props and actors. Only when Marco starts to embellish on his observations does it turn to animation.
I totally enjoyed this short as a child and haven't seen it since. I sure would like to though!
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