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Charade (1984)

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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Excellent short with the oddest game of Charades I've ever seen
20 November 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short won the Academy Award for Animated Short in 1984. While this is an excellent short, it would not have been my choice that year, as good as it is. But this is a wonderfully humorous and maddening short. One of the Charades players is particularly obtuse! The animation and dialogue are superb and it is certainly good that it is available on World's Greatest Animation (an excellent VHS/DVD compiation that I recommend highly) and is most highly recommended.


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