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The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit (1961)

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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April 1961 (UK)  »

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Faites-le vous-même  »

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Edited into International Festival of Animation (1977) See more »

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The sharp edge has dulled but it is still funny and interesting
2 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

In a satirical swipe at the long hours spent animating material only for it to be cut or not used at all, Bob Godfrey produced this mock-advert for a do-it-yourself cartoon kit in which a Monty Python style character tells us how to get it, what is in it and just how much fun it can be. The point of the short film is not that well delivered however and it was hard to totally get the handle on who or what he was mocking, or if he was perhaps just frustrated and making a joke out of it instead of just giving up!? The animation is dated of course but it is funny and the upper-class narration adds to the comedy value, a straight delivery of rather comic lines throughout. Rarely seen these days but is still worth a look because it is funny even if the point has perhaps been lost someone; also, with it being a Godfrey short, it is of interest to animation completest as well.


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