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A balloon wraps itself around a young child's hand, bringing him higher and higher, much to the child's delight... but... | Add synopsis »
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Brilliantly sadistic See more (11 total) »

Directed by
Don Hertzfeldt 
 
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Don Hertzfeldt  writer

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Don Hertzfeldt .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Rebecca Moline 
 
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Rebecca Moline 
 
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Don Hertzfeldt .... sound
 
Animation Department
Don Hertzfeldt .... animator
 
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Brilliantly sadistic, 9 February 2005
Author: rbverhoef (rbverhoef@hotmail.com) from The Hague, Netherlands

'Billy's Balloon' is sort of brilliant. It is also quite sadistic, but the more sadistic it gets the more you will probably laugh. Just do not take it too seriously. It shows how a balloon is hurting a child, Billy I guess, by lifting him up and dropping him to the floor. You might think this joke will grow old in about a minute, but this animated short, around five minutes long, invents new little things to keep us laughing.

The simple looking animation is perfect. It makes the sadistic events a little colder but at the same time it helps you realize easier that it is just an animated short. Animator Don Hertzfeldt has done a terrific job here. For something a little more disturbing, but equally good, I can recommend his 'Rejected'.

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