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"Hitler's Folly" explores what might have happened if Adolf Hitler's art career had been more successful and instead of becoming an evil dictator, he was inspired to become an animator like Walt Disney.
Eden S. Bales,
This twisted sequel to the Oscar-nominated film "Guard Dog" details the continuing adventures of an eager canine. This time he takes a job helping the blind, but still leaves a path of destruction in his wake.
As usual with the works of Bill Plympton, the script is sophisticated and witty as a calf decides he wants to be the best hamburger in the world and works hard towards that goal -- at least until he becomes aware of the consequences. There is a lovely soundtrack that goes with this film and the sound effects are exceptional. If you see it -- and you should -- stick around for the funny credits.
The one issue I have with this Plymptoon -- as Mr. Plympton calls his work -- is that it basically a quarter animated and the sense of movement is eked out by essentially jiggling the frame. I know that Mr. Plympton can not afford the sort of full animation today that Disney could in 1946, and he does make a virtue of this necessity, but I wish someone would give him enough of a budget to fully animate one of his pieces.
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