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Let's Pollute (2009)

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In the spirit of 50's & 60's educational films, 'Let's Pollute' is a modern satire on how pollution is our heritage and keeps our economy growing strong, while instructing us how to be better polluters for a better blighted tomorrow.

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In the spirit of 50's & 60's educational films, 'Let's Pollute' is a modern satire on how pollution is our heritage and keeps our economy growing strong, while instructing us how to be better polluters for a better blighted tomorrow.

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Savaged by Straw Men
13 February 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This. nominee for the Best Animated Short Subject Oscar seems to owe that honor to its pro-environmental stance, its hatred of corporations and the shortage of decent competitors. It may wind up winning anyway -- so many people who are paid millions of dollars by corporations to make technological artifacts like movies in which there are many explosions are always anxious to prove how concerned they are about the important things, like slagging Western Civilization. Meanwhile, I'm hoping THE LOST THING will win, but the Pixar and Plympton efforts are also excellent.

The thesis of this short, stated baldly, is that we waste things and would be better off if we didn't. It is an unexceptionable truism. The anger that suffuses this work makes it pall quickly -- half a minute would be enough. This sort of satiric work says nothing but that the people who make it hate other people.


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