A talented, but doomed, gentleman tries to participate in a properly British game of charades.

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Two men are introduced to the popular parlor game, charades. They are solely given the task of acting out the clues. The two men take decidedly different approaches to the game, with differing results. The lack of success for one is just too much for him to handle. Written by Huggo

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11 December 2015 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The 1984 winner of Best Animated Short Film shows a game of charades, wherein the audience can't figure out the obvious movies but figures out the vague ones immediately. I understand that John Minnis animated "Charade" over a three-month period while at Sheridan College, using Pantone markers on paper. The final scene was a surprise, and a pleasant one at that.

It just goes to show that a production doesn't need to be fancy. If it has a good story, that's sufficient. It's too bad that general audiences don't get to see most of the nominees for short films. There are some clever ones out there. I recommend this one.

In conclusion: to reference the 1963 movie starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, you can expect the unexpected when they play charade.


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