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The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

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An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

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An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

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Wow--another great animated film by Aleksandr Petrov
13 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film was made by Aleksandr Petrov, I knew it had to be special. Even before this film received the Oscar for Best Short Animated Film, he was already well-known for his short films since he'd been nominated for Oscars in this same category for THE COW and MERMAID. All three of these films are breathtaking to watch--with the most amazing animation I have ever seen. Instead of traditionally cartoon-like animation or CGI, his films are like living and moving paintings--looking like something that should be in an art museum--not in a theater. They are simply gorgeous.

As for THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, it easily deserved to win the Oscar--being yet another great Petrov film. The only odd thing about it is that it was made in English and French and when I saw it I was surprised because I expected Russian! Still, a gorgeous and faithful adaptation of the book and far better than the Spencer Tracy version of the tale.


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