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Writers:
Chris Lavis (story) &
Maciek Szczerbowski (story)
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Release Date:
15 February 2008 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 12 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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(20 articles)
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So visually stunning that the story is practically insignificant! See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Laurie Maher ... Madame Tutli-Putli (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Lavis 
Maciek Szczerbowski 
 
Writing credits
Chris Lavis (story) &
Maciek Szczerbowski (story)

Produced by
Marcy Page .... producer
David Verrall .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Bryant 
Jean-Frédéric Messier 
 
Cinematography by
Stéphanie Anne Weber Biron (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Lea Carlson 
Laurie Maher 
 
Art Department
Chris Lavis .... puppet designer
Chris Lavis .... set designer
Maciek Szczerbowski .... puppet designer
Maciek Szczerbowski .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Serge Boivin .... sound re-recording mixer
David Bryant .... foley artist
David Bryant .... sound designer
Olivier Calvert .... foley artist
Olivier Calvert .... sound editor
Gordon Krieger .... assistant sound designer
Jean Paul Vialard .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jason P. Walker .... special effects (as Jason Walker)
Peter Bas .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Bas .... senior compositor
Susan Gourley .... digital imaging consultant
Pierre Plouffe .... digital imaging consultant
Jason P. Walker .... special visual effects (as Jason Walker)
 
Animation Department
Chris Lavis .... animator
Maciek Szczerbowski .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Denis Gathelier .... on-line editor
Peter George .... digital compositing
Jason Lee .... off-line editor
 
Music Department
David Bryant .... music direction
Jean-Frédéric Messier .... music direction
 
Other crew
Kim Billing .... production assistant
Eric Goulem .... character model
Eric Goulem .... production assistant
Gisele Guilbault .... administration
Tao Jiang .... character model
Julie Laperrière .... technical coordinator
Elaine Largie .... production coordinator (as Elanie Largie)
Chris Lavis .... character model
Richard Lesage .... technical coordinator
David Magdael .... publicist
Laurie Maher .... character model
Laurie Maher .... choreographer
Jon McCurley .... production assistant (as Jonathan McCurley)
Maciek Szczerbowski .... character model
Hélène Tanguay .... marketing
Nikki Woolsey .... production assistant
Terry Yasunaka .... character model
 
Thanks
Marc Bell .... special thanks
Benoit Chagnon .... special thanks
Slawomir Debosz .... special thanks
Lysanne Fortier .... special thanks
Louis-Andre Fortin .... special thanks (as Louis-André Fortin)
Maija Harju .... special thanks
Geoffrey Mitchell .... special thanks
Craig Small .... special thanks
Jay Stephens .... special thanks
Stéphanie Anne Weber Biron .... special thanks (as Stephanie Biron)
S.I. Witkiewicz .... special thanks
 

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17 min
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The chess board is incorrectly oriented - a black square should be bottom left, not bottom right.See more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
So visually stunning that the story is practically insignificant!, 4 February 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is one of the most visually striking short films I have ever seen. In fact, I was stunned by the animation style that I immediately checked around the internet to try to determine HOW they did this film. One claimed they were puppets with real sets but I couldn't get much more about it--and I really hope they release a film showing how they made it. The film is so unique, so beautiful and such an artistic triumph that you really cannot appreciate the look of the film until you see it for yourself. In light of this, I am not at all surprised that it's been nominated for an Academy Award--we'll just have to wait and see if it wins.

As for the story, it's best described as confusing and practically insignificant. It's as if the film is an artist's pallet and you watch and absorb the film--meaning and significance are really up to the beholder. Other than it's obvious Madame Tutli-Pulti has gotten on a very strange and surrealistic train, I really am not sure what it was all about and that, for once, is okay with me. You just have to see it to believe it.

UPDATE---This is the day before the Oscars are announced for 2008 and I just got back from a special screening by our local film society of all five films nominated in the category of Best Animated Short Film. This film was among the five and I was surprised that my reaction to the film differed, somewhat, the second time. First, on a big screen, Madame and the other characters were significantly uglier and creepier, though the sets and effects were still amazing. Second, the story was still weird and incomprehensible! I predict that although this film is very different and likable, it probably won't win the Oscar as "Même les pigeons vont au paradis" and "Moya lyubov" were among the nominees and seemed like better films.

ANOTHER UPDATE--2/24/08--The Oscar was just announced and the winner in this category was PETER & THE WOLF.

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