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For a child, this might be a fun little cartoon. It is short (22
minutes) but tells a good story about Christmas, the importance of
little things, and why being greedy is not very cool. I am not entirely
sure why an orange is significant as a gift, and wish that would have
been explained more, but the general point comes across well enough.
For an adult with a basic legal knowledge, the film is a travesty. Using an attorney as a witness? Calling the plaintiff the "prosecution"? Trying to explain how something is breach of contract without any contract actually being in existence? Clearly the writer has no idea how the legal system works.
The Christmas Orange (2002)
*** (out of 4)
Spoiled Anton gives Santa a 600-toy list of wants for Christmas but when he gets up that morning he sees that the red man has just given him an orange. Anton decides to sue Santa for breach of contract and this sets off a strange set of events. This animated short isn't going to be considered a classic but I think it's cute enough and charming enough to make it worth viewing. I think what works best about the film is the animation. While it's not beautiful, I think all of the characters were extremely well drawn and I thought each of them was very memorable. This is especially true for the dark lawyer with the wart on his nose. Even the Santa here is quite memorable with his jolly old laugh. Needless to say, the story ends up with a big message that I'm sure kids will get but the film is also entertaining enough for their parents.
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