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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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Lance Anderson ...
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Laura Basler ...
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The evolution of humanity, through countless eons.

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Don Hertzfeldt single-handedly animated and photographed tens of thousands of drawings for the film, over the course of four years. See more »

Quotes

Child Alien: Dua mazato. Lazra pumbo vumo bela. Meaning of life?
Dad Alien: Bah! Meaning of life.
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No computers were used in the animation or photography of this motion picture. See more »

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Edited into Everything Will Be Ok (2006) See more »

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Not among Hertzfeldt's best
29 July 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of the animated shorts from THE ANIMATION SHOW: VOLUME 2. Most of the shorts in this DVD collection are rather poor because very few are funny and the emphasis is much more or art than entertainment in this second installment. For better films overall, see VOLUME 1.

In VOLUME 1, Don Hertzfeldt's animations were among the best additions to the compilation. Not only that, but they were scattered throughout the film. Here in the second collection, they only appear at the very end. Plus, I hate to be critical, but this was among the poorest of his films I have seen. While the cartoon is creative, it is NOT sadistic or funny--something lovers of his work really expect. Sadly, apart from the lovely classical music, I wasn't particularly happy while watching this one.


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