6.7/10
459
7 user
When The Hand of God creates Adam, he must learn the ways of the world, and can only hope for company...

Director:

Writer:

Star:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Stage Fright (1997)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A vaudevillian's act involving the juggling of dogs is no longer a hit. He and his partner must face a brutal villain and assorted obstacles in order to secure their future.

Director: Steve Box
Stars: Graham Fellows, Tess Daulton
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Michaela Pavlátová
Next (1990)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

William Shakespeare, without saying a word, gives a quick run through of all his plays in a very special audition.

Director: Barry Purves
Stars: Barry Purves, Roger Rees
Pib and Pog (1995)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two comic characters in what is ostensibly a children's program greet an invisible narrator. Pog produces a seashell, which Pib desperately wants to play with. Pog complies with Pib's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Peake
Stars: Joanna Wake, Nigel Betts, Roy Macready
Manipulation (1991)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A discarded cartoon character and some spilt ink combine and interact as if the cartoonist had drawn their actions. Discovering them, the cartoonist then joins in the interaction.

Director: Daniel Greaves
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists.

Director: Joan C. Gratz
Stars: Jean G. Poulot
Screen Play (1993)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

With visual aids, a narrator tells a story of forbidden love in Feudal Japan, but life has other plans.

Director: Barry Purves
Stars: Michael Maloney
The Sandman (1991)
Animation | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Upstairs, in the moonlit and empty room, a little boy scared of the dancing shadows, encounters a figment of his vivid imagination: the horrible Sandman.

Director: Paul Berry
Wat's Pig (1996)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two princes are separated at birth and reunited only after a crisis grips the country.

Director: Peter Lord
War Story (1989)
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This short animated piece uses a real interview as its soundtrack. Bill Perry relates stories about his youth, his tilted house, and adventures during WWII in Bristol, England during the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Lord
Stars: Bill Perry, Peter Lawrence
Ident (1990)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Explores the nature of man, not only with feet of clay, but with a face of clay as well. Within a colorless city of walls, corridors, and small rooms, a man makes his way from home to work,... See full summary »

Director: Richard Starzak
Stars: Arthur Smith, Phil Nice
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Peter Lord
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nick Upton ...
The Hand of God
Edit

Storyline

The hand of God fashions Adam out of the clay of Earth and places him on a small and empty planet. Each of Adam's actions - at first he can't stand up, then he barks like a dog, then he sleeps - requires God's intervention. After Adam discovers how small the planet is, how little there is to do, and God's unwillingness to let him leave the Earth, he is depressed, lonely and disconsolate. So God asks Adam's patience for a few minutes while He fashions a companion for Adam. Adam is delighted: he dons a bow tie, uses mouthwash, and finds a bouquet of flowers. Is God thinking what Adam is thinking? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Short

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 April 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Адам  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Wallace & Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A 5-minute film short on the beginning of man.
19 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This 5-minute film short is one of 4 different shorts on one VHS tape by Aardman Animations, the group that has given us the Wallace and Gromit animations.

"Adam" is a whimsical look at the creation of man. We see a rather small (compared to the size of the real Earth) blue-green crater-pocked ball of clay. Onto it the hand (and arm) of God (but not really God) places this lifeless figure on the top, it falls, He picks it up, eventually it gets the hang of standing up, and then it explores this new world. Then we wonder, will we see him get his mate??

At only 5 minutes running time it doesn't require much effort to stick with it. Nothing Earth-shaking but a fun 5 minutes.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page