An author seeks fame and fortune in Hollywood.
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An author seeks fame and fortune in Hollywood.

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One Of The Funniest Cartoons I've Ever Seen --
28 December 2002 | by (ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha) – See all my reviews

As a screenwriter, I can sympathize wholeheartedly with the "journey" that this wonderful short movie's lead character goes on.

I first saw this on British television, some 15 years ago. Animated in day-glo neon style artwork, and with a smile-out-loud infectious faux-Jamaican song

that you'll be humming for days, this short tells the story of a New York writer who is whisked off to Hollywood. He's feted and schmoozed by the Film Studio dregs, and returns to New York triumphant with the age-old promise "the check is on the way". The seasons change, and when he eventually calls the studio, they've no recollection about who he ever was. Dispirited, he writes a children's book instead.

I was thrilled to find a copy from an old British television showing of this lovely little short. I'd be happier if I could by a legitimate DVD release of it.

Guys...why is this languishing on a shelf, when it could be out there delighting a new generation of viewers?


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