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An animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century - including the Thames Tunnel, the Great Western Railway, and the Great Eastern steamship (for 40 years the world's largest steamship). Various styles of animation are used to depict events in his colorful life. Written by
Writer Colin Pearson, a long-time collaborator of Bob Godfrey, said in a 2001 interview that he had his name taken off the credits 'in a fit of pique', upset at how many changes Godfrey had made to his work. See more »
One of my favourite animations of all time "Great" combines humorous drawing and plot while actually telling you something about the life & works of Brunel.
It has many different styles of animation and uses archive photographs, comic drawings and live action. It has humour with a little innuendo but also poignancy in what his inventions actually cost Brunel in terms of his health.
The songs are hilarious, and very catchy. After seeing this film you can never look at Queen Victoria without smiling ever again. A well deserved Oscar.
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