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Paul Giamatti ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Bill Plympton 
Writing credits
Dan O'Shannon (written by)

Produced by
Biljana Labovic .... associate producer
Dan O'Shannon .... producer
Original Music by
Didier Carmier 
China Forbes 
Corey A. Jackson 
Thomas M. Lauderdale  (as Thomas Lauderdale)
Nicole Renaud 
Art Department
Jeremiah Dickey .... additional art assistance
Kerri Jaworski .... additional art assistance
Lisa LaBracio .... art assistant
Sound Department
Billy Harper .... sound engineer
Mike Juarez .... sound design and mix
Animation Department
Bill Plympton .... animator
Other crew
John Holderried .... office manager
Phil Lee .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:7 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Edited into Mondo Plympton (1999)See more »
Les Amants SolitairesSee more »


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5 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Huh..., 12 May 2006
Author: Polaris_DiB from United States

On one hand, what better than animation to create an unusual and unique story like this. On the other hand, where did it come from? It's absurd, but in a way that's neither technically bad nor good.

It almost has a quality of a fable or a nighttime story a parent makes up for their child on the spot before bedtime. On one hand, that gives it refreshing freedom to do whatever it wants and go wherever it feels, but on the other hand, why? However, it's dry wit and loving appeal make it very entertaining and worth the watch, and for a rough and simplistic style of animation it does create some very interesting lighting techniques. It seems like a really, really good animation some kid did in his notebook at school, so if that appeals to you then by all means see it. It's just kind of odd.

Oh, and Giamatti's narration is great.


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