Two men discuss the nature of accidents and the possibility of nuclear war.

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Two men discuss the nature of accidents and the possibility of nuclear war.

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Most worthy recipient of an Academy Award

This cartoon won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 1962. It deserved the award and is still well worth watching almost 40 years later. It's a very simple cartoon in its execution and in the devices used to carry the action forward, but conveys its subject matter-the nature of accidents and nuclear arms-in a most compelling and engaging manner. The cartoon is fascinating and the ending will stay with most viewers a good long while. Deserves as wide an audience as possible.


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