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Humdrum (1999)

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Two very bored shadowy characters try to think of something to do--and end up playing "Shadow Puppets."

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Two bored animated cutouts sit at a table. One is enthusiastic, suggesting things to do: check the TV, see if something's on the radio (five versions of La Cucaracha), play chess. Nothing works to relieve the boredom, including a ring of the door bell. So the enthusiastic one suggests shadow puppets, except that he's not very good, and worse, when his morose partner proves to be a brilliant puppeteer, the bubbly character hasn't a clue to what he's seeing. An argument ensues, ended by the sound of the door bell again. Who could it be? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Edited into Spike & Mike's Classic Festival of Animation 1999 (1999) See more »

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A pleasant treat
21 February 2001 | by (az) – See all my reviews

Nominated for the 1999 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, Humdrum is the tale of two bored shadow puppets who play charades on an afternoon. I don't know if this has been released to video or not but the subtle British comedy should be appreciated by everyone of all ages.


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