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1957 (USA) See more »
An ordinary looking chair refuses to be sat upon. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
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Splendid use of stop-motion animation and live action See more (6 total) »


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Claude Jutra ... Young man (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Jutra 
Norman McLaren 
Original Music by
Maurice Blackburn 
Chatur Lal 
Ravi Shankar 
Animation Department
Evelyn Lambart .... animator

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12 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Splendid use of stop-motion animation and live action, 23 January 2001

This short is an extremely effective use of the stop-motion technique of animation blended with live action footage about a very determined chair and a young man who wants nothing more than to sit and read. I personally negotiated a deal with my chairs: if they perform some basic function, they can remain. If not, they either pay rent like I do or they leave. So far, it seems to be an equitable and acceptable arrangement for all concerned. Most recommended.

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