A short course of boring history about how not to die of boredom.

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Eye gougingly dull!!!
13 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This animated film won the 1977 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film--which proves that either 1977 was the worst year in history for animation or the Academy lost its collective mind. I am not just some crank who hates animation--I love animation. No, this crank just happens to like GOOD animation and animation that isn't duller than dust!! The film itself is basically a boring lecture about the advent of leisure time combined with relatively simple animations--some of which are vaguely reminiscent of Terry Gilliam's animations from Monty Python (except the ones in LEISURE are NOT funny). If I want a lecture, I'll either enroll in a college course or read a book. When I watch animation, I want to be amused or amazed or challenged--this film did none of these.


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