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.

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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. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Excellent example of animation
10 January 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short won the Academy Award and faced some stiff competition from two shorts produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Any of the three could have won, but it's easy to see why Manipulation did. It's a simply drawn short, but the animation is incredible! The interaction here is great and is also very funny and fun to watch. This was on Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation Volume 2 and is well worth hunting for. Most Highly Recommended.


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