MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,703 this week

The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger (2010)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 150 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 3 critic

A children's fable about the power of advertising, the meaning of life and ultimately the test of a mother's love.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 10 May 2011
 
a list of 191 titles
created 16 Nov 2011
 
a list of 3919 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 273 titles
created 3 days ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger (2010)

The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger (2010) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger.
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adam and Dog (2011)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Adam, and a dog, in the Garden of Eden.

Director: Minkyu Lee
Chico & Rita (2010)
Animation | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra
Cheatin' (2013)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton
Hair High (2004)
Animation | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A gothic '50s high-school comedy about a love-triangle that goes terribly bad, as two young, murdered teens returning to their prom to get revenge.

Director: Bill Plympton
Stars: Eric Gilliland, Sarah Silverman, Dermot Mulroney
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Director: Nina Paley
Stars: Annette Hanshaw, Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally
Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

Director: Sylvain Chomet
Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil
Mutant Aliens (2001)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Bill Plympton
Stars: Dan McComas, Francine Lobis, George Casden
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

Directors: Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, François Damiens, Hafsia Herzi
My Dog Tulip (2009)
Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.

Directors: Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An animated short based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale about a poor young girl with a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Allers
French Roast (2008)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a fancy Parisian Café, an uptight businessman discovers he forgot to bring his wallet and bides his time by ordering more coffee.

Director: Fabrice Joubert
Guard Dog (2004)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels... what are they afraid of? This film answers that eternal question.

Director: Bill Plympton
Edit

Storyline

A children's fable about the power of advertising, the meaning of life and ultimately the test of a mother's love.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This 'plymptoon' is entertaining and has a nice quirky style to it.
23 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'THE COW WHO WANTED TO BE A HAMBURGER': Three Stars (Out of Five)

A six minute animated short film about a cow who wanted to be a hamburger (just like the title says). It deals with the evils of advertising, the wrongs of mass production of beef and the love of a caring mother. It was written and directed by popular animator Bill Plympton (a plymptoon as his animated projects are known) and is done in a very poor but charming animation style. The film was one of the 'ten pre-selected short animated films for the 2011 Oscars' (It didn't receive an official nomination but it does air with the Oscar nominated animated short films in their current theatrical run). The film is funny and has positive messages to teach. It's a bit simplistic and the animation is obviously nothing pleasing to look at but it is entertaining and has a nice quirky style to it.

Watch our review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBqNUf10kuk


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page