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The Meaning of Life (2005)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 21 January 2005 (USA)
The evolution of humanity, through countless eons.

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Murwarid Abdiani ...
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Lance Anderson ...
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Karin Anger ...
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Laura Basler ...
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Kareen Battle ...
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Ross Beeley ...
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Wendi Bergamini ...
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Dotty Chasse ...
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Stephanie Comer ...
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The evolution of humanity, through countless eons.

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Over 60 actors recorded vocal performances for over 150 individual animated human characters. These intense first three minutes of the film alone - "the crowd scenes" - took around two years to complete. See more »

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Voice in Crowd: Those stars are millions of years old... Those stars are millions of years old...
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No computers were used in the animation or photography of this motion picture. See more »

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Not Much To Like, Except For The Music, In This 'Life'
18 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The author obviously thinks he is making some profound statements about how life is, and, brother, this is so pretentious it's ridiculous. Worse than that, much of this animated short film will give you a headache, not entertainment. There is a segment early on which lasts for seems like eternity in which many people all talking at once. In other words, this movie assault your senses - in a negative way.

Putting it simply: this is not fun to watch.

Much of the other times, stick figures grunt, groan, make bird noises, pig noises, alien gibberish and just plain assault your ears. The stick figures are not clever, nor entertaining, just something that looks like weirdo drew while on drugs.

Because I enjoy the innovative artwork on all of these Animation DVD collections, I find it hard to dislike anything but this one - and another unnamed one - are just awful. The only redeeming quality on "The Meaning Of Life" was the excellent classical music score.


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