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A nephew recalls the sometimes-lonely and often-eccentric life of his beloved uncle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
William McInnes ... Narrator (voice)
John Flaus ... Uncle (voice)

Directed by
Adam Elliot  (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adam Elliot  (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)

Produced by
Ann Shenfield .... supervising producer
Robert Stephenson .... supervising producer
Sarah Watt .... supervising producer
Film Editing by
Adam Elliot  (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)
Art Department
Adam Elliot .... constructor (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)
Animation Department
Adam Elliot .... animator (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)
Annie .... thanks
Carol .... thanks
Charmaine .... thanks
Chris .... thanks
Elliot .... thanks
Janette .... thanks
Jennifer .... thanks
Leanne .... thanks
Luke .... thanks
Mark .... thanks
Michael .... thanks
Michelle .... thanks
Nick .... thanks
Noel .... thanks
Pete .... thanks
Serena .... thanks
Stella .... thanks
Ted .... thanks
Viliam .... thanks
Warrick .... thanks
Yuki .... thanks

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6 min

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Very strange but very endearing, 5 January 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is one of three odd little films made by Adam Benjamin Elliot. The trilogy consists of UNCLE, COUSIN and BROTHER. All three are very similar in style--all with similar claymation, all in black and white and all with very deadpan narration. All three films also are quite funny and very poignant.

UNCLE is about the narrator's uncle, though I have no idea if these remembrances are true or not. Whatever the case may be, the claymation and way of doing the film make it very funny indeed and you can't help but be pulled into the world of the creator. However, while most of it is rather funny, like the other two films, the ending is rather sad and poignant.

Now the claymation quality is just okay, but because the film captivates the viewer so quickly and I found after I saw one I was strongly compelled to seek out the others, then this was a very effective film. One well worth seeing--particularly for lovers of shorts and animation.

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