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

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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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Interesting technique and hilarious characters.
17 April 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

This short animation appears to have been done by casting shadows of cutout characters onto various backgrounds. It's the story of a couple of brit slacker/losers with nothing to do on an afternoon. One of them gets the idea to play "handshadows". The actors who did the character voices were brilliant and that combined with the innovative animation technique make for a very nice film.


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