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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tim Curry ... Abelard 'Abel' Hassan de Chirico Flint (voice)

Lionel Jeffries ... Gower (voice)
Heidi Stallings ... Amanda (voice)

Directed by
Michael Sporn 
Writing credits
William Steig (book)

Maxine Fisher (screenplay) &
Michael Sporn (screenplay)

Produced by
Kit Hawkins .... assistant producer
Giuliana Nicodemi .... executive producer
Michael Sporn .... producer
Original Music by
Arthur Custer 
Cinematography by
Gary Becker 
Wolf Ferro 
Film Editing by
Gregory Perler 
Art Direction by
Bridget Thorne 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Marianetti .... assistant director
Art Department
Bridget Thorne .... storyboard artist
Animation Department
Laura Bryson .... rendering artist
Doug Compton .... animator
Lisa Crafts .... animator
Tissa David .... animator
John Dilworth .... animator (as John R. Dilworth)
John Dilworth .... layout artist (as John R. Dilworth)
Steven Dovas .... animator
Daniel Esterman .... pencil test
Ray Kosarin .... assistant animator
Ray Kosarin .... rendering artist
Sono Kuwayama .... rendering artist
Stephen MacQuignon .... rendering artist
George McClements .... assistant animator
George McClements .... rendering artist
Christine O'Neill .... rendering artist
Thomas Repasky .... animatic
Theresa Smythe .... rendering artist
Michael Sporn .... animator
Bridget Thorne .... background artist
Michael Wisniewski .... assistant animator
Michael Wisniewski .... rendering artist
Music Department
Arthur Custer .... conductor
Other crew
Robin Kormos .... titles

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30 min
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Absolutely gorgeous, 9 December 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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