At a building site, the Pink Panther finds a blueprint for the construction of a generic home and replaces it with a pink-colored plan for an ultra-modern house. When the little man on the ... See full summary »
It's night; a wide-eyed fearful child is in bed. When her granny enters the room, the child pretends to be asleep. Granny O'Grimm isn't fooled; she pokes the child with a walker and picks ... See full summary »
Herr Hoffman parks his late-model car in a lot across from his corner office on the top floor. Each day, he puts a coin in the cup of a beggar who stands in front of the building. One day, ... See full summary »
Mississippi, just before Pearl Harbor. Two brothers, Pete, about 19 and Willie, about 10 years younger. They are clearly close friends. The news arrives, and Pete goes to enlist. Willie ... See full summary »
One night of the eighteenth century, in the depths of the mountain, a human being is lost and finds a small temple. In the moment when he enters the room space is transformed into a completely different world.
A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.
In a cafe, people talk, their words become expresively-shaped balloons. An older waiter tries to connect with a young woman who's reading. She brushes him off, but gets into an animated and... See full summary »
A well animated and faithful rendition of William Steig
The book "Dr. DeSoto" is a sweet kids' book that I have read to my own kids. While not among the greats in children's literature, it's a good story and was translated well to the screen--with decent animation, music and pacing. The only thing is that while it is very good, it never seemed magical or unique enough to merit its being nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar. Perhaps it was just a slow year--especially since animation was in a bit of a slump at the time and wouldn't begin to pick up for another few years (with the re-introduction of good Disney animated films and better TV fare for kids in the late 80s and into the 90s).
If you are a kid, it's worth a look. If you are an adult, then watch it with your child--otherwise, this one is skip-able. Instead, try watching the winner that year--CHARADE. It's a very funny film though the ending isn't the most family-friendly I've ever seen!
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