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Rip Van Winkle (1978)

| Animation, Short
Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He drinks some of ... See full summary »

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Tim Conner ...
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Bob Griggs ...
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Bill Gratton ...
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Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He drinks some of their mysterious brew and passes out. When he wakes up under a tree he is astonished to find that 20 years have passed and things are a lot different. This is a charming story about how America changed due to the revolutionary war, only in a different and more subtle way than ever told before. Written by Shane Rothery

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Very good (although a somewhat loose) adaptation of the story with incredible detail in the Claymation
30 October 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short (actually close to 30 minutes in length) was nominated for an Academy Award and deserved to be. The attention to detail is high, which is typical of a Will Vinton project. Narrated by Will Geer (a perfect choce, by the way), the story is adapted rather loosely in spots, but it's a marvelous piece of work and I'm glad it's apparently still in-print. A worthy effort well worth seeing. Most recommended.


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