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In a world of odd people and surreal habits, the Queen weeps and wails: her daughter Betty won't wake up... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Claude Cloutier 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Cloutier 

Produced by
Marcel Jean .... executive producer
Marcel Jean .... producer
Film Editing by
José Heppell 
Sound Department
Olivier Calvert .... sound designer
Lise Wedlock .... foley artist
Animation Department
Nicolas Brault .... assistant animator
Music Department
Pierre Yves Drapeau .... music editor (as Pierre-Yves Drapeau)
Pierre Yves Drapeau .... music recording (as Pierre-Yves Drapeau)
Other crew
Julie Roy .... marketing agent

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
'Absurdity' Reigns In This Animated Short, 2 August 2010
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

When you see the surprise ending, you'll say "that makes sense!" even though it is absurd.

Absurdity is the name of the game in this animated short as we go back to Medieval days where we see the king, queen and others in the court all in the daughter's bedroom distraught over the fact that the young woman can't wake up. What's wrong with her? Mom is literally crying rivers of tears. Dad is calling everyone in sight who might be able to wake up "Betty."

The "star" of this short might be a horse, the one belong to the Prince called in to save the day. The adventures our Prince Charming (so to speak) and his horse have en route to the castle provides a lot of slapstick laughs.

Overall, not a lot of out-loud laughs but a lot of chuckles, an animated film that is definitely fun to watch in all nine minutes. The artwork is pretty good, too, and should be seen on a Blu-Ray disc where the drawings are very sharp and clear.

I saw this as part of the DVD titled "Animation Express" which is available in regular and Blu-Ray discs and is a compilation of animation short subjects by the Film Board Of Canada.

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