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Abel's Island (1988)

Video  -  Animation | Short
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One summer afternoon in 1907, Abel and his wife (both mice) are picnicking, when they become separated during a violent rainstorm. After flying some distance, Abel discovers himself alone ... See full summary »

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Abelard 'Abel' Hassan de Chirico Flint (voice)
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One summer afternoon in 1907, Abel and his wife (both mice) are picnicking, when they become separated during a violent rainstorm. After flying some distance, Abel discovers himself alone on a river island, unable to swim due to the powerful current. Abel periodically attempts to leave the island by various means: flying on a leaf, rowing a crudely fashioned boat, etc. Meanwhile, he tries to create a normal life of sorts, even learning to enjoy a new hobby: sculpture. Still, Abel's goal is to escape the island and rejoin his wife in the city. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Absolutely gorgeous
9 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a gorgeous short film! Abel's Island is just perfection in every way possible, and quite underrated I think. The visuals are simple yet very colourful and effective, and Arthur Custer's music is beautiful. The story is wonderful, and I was amazed at how much tenderness and warmth was put into such a short film, and the dialogue is thoughtful. The emotional impact is also there, you feel immensely for Abel, and I admit I cried with tears of happiness at the ending. The characters especially Abel are tremendously engaging, and the voice acting is spot on. Abel is different to anything else Tim Curry has done, he is very understated and gentle here, and I loved that side to him, really I did. Heidi Stallings and Lionel Jeffries are also impressive. Overall, gorgeous, with plenty of emotional impact and a memorable story and characters. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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