A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator's failing grip on sanity.

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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...

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Lily and Jim are interviewed about their disastrous blind date.

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Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.

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A "trilogy" of surreal and funny cartoons, produced exclusively to book-end the first year of The Animation Show's travelling theatrical tour.

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A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

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The evolution of humanity, through countless eons.

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A series of dark and troubling events forces Bill to reckon with the meaning of his life - or lack thereof.

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Stars: Don Hertzfeldt
Ah, L'Amour (1995)
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A guy keeps getting painfully rejected (bodily harm) when he asks girls out.

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Genre (1996)
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A hapless cartoon character is dragged through a spectrum of cinematic situations by his frustrated animator.

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Wisdom Teeth (2010)
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Help from a friend to pull the wisdom teeth does not end as expected.

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Story of Bill and his madness driven family.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt
Stars: Don Hertzfeldt
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Don Hertzfeldt closes his trilogy as Bill struggles to piece together his shattering psyche.

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Cast

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Robert May ...
Guy #1 / Guy #2 / Fluffy Guy / Ticks Announcer / Left Hand Characters (voice)
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Mother (voice)
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Spoon Guy / Banana / Queen of France (voice)
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An animator's commissioned works, rejected because of their increasingly absurd and violent tone (reflecting the animator's own progressive breakdown), eventually find their entire animated world collapsing in upon itself. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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1.37 : 1
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Over 80 hours were spent mixing and recording sound for the 9 1/2 minute cartoon. See more »

Goofs

France is a Republic, there is no Monarch. See more »

Quotes

Fluffy Guy: For the love of God, and all that is holy, MY ANUS IS BLEEDING!
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Soundtracks

Nu är det jul igen
Traditional Swedish Christmas song
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A genius work of beautifully orchastrated weirdness
4 September 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most wonderful pieces of filmaking ever. And I don't mean that in a sarcastic sense. The happiness I felt through those 9 minutes can be surpassed by very little, except Waiting for Guffman. I recommend watching this with your closest friends because if they are as twisted as you are they will appreciate along with you.

Hertzfeldt creates a wondeful tapestry of stick-figured scenes that makes you want to just stare in bewildered joy for hours. Anyone who does not appreciate this film is not worthy to live. How could you not love this movie, the spoon...it was too big...if he tried to eat the cereal...it wouldn't work...and there was a banana. He was wearing a normal hat...he was beat. It's genius...he was a consumer whore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See this movie first thing tomorrow, you'll really be glad you could partake in this twisted bit of life, which reminds me of something I would dream up with my friends in a moment of extreme boredom.


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