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The Fan and the Flower (2005)

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An ill-fated and unconsummated romance between a fan and a flower magically creates a fairy-tale ending.

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A narrator tells us the story of a ceiling fan, ensconced in the spare room of a house occupied by an old woman. The fan is lonely, and its life takes a turn for the better when the old woman puts a flowering plant in the spare room. A romance develops between fan and flower, until the old woman's decrepitude puts one of the lovers' life at risk. The fan must act. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Fan and the Flower, The (2005)

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Nice animated short from Plympton about a lonely ceiling fan all alone in a room until one day when the old lady brings in a flower. The fan and flower eventually fall in love but soon the old woman forgets to take care of the flower and it finds itself dying. Okay, yes it's far-fetched that a fan and a flower would fall in love but the story here is just too cute where there won't be any problem suspending your disbelief. The movie isn't as colorful as some of Plymtpon's other shorts but I didn't have a problem with this as the black and white animation looked very good and fit the story quite nicely. I thought the story was pretty simple but they milked every bit of emotion they could out of it and in the end their love was actually quite touching.


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