This film, shot in pixilation (a kind of stop-motion animation with actors), is about two neighbours who come to barbaric blows over a flower that straddles the property line.
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Love your neighbor, meaning, to treat others as you would have them treat you.
Did You Know?
The version of the film that was submitted and won the Academy Award was not the complete film. A sequence that showed each man breaking down the house of the other and murdering his wife and baby child was edited out in order to make the film more palatable to American judges. By the time of the Vietnam War public opinion had so changed that McLaren was asked to reinsert the excised footage, but the original negative had been destroyed. The scene was added using an inferior quality positive print. See more
For many years, the only copies available were cut by about fifteen seconds - the sequence (about 6:45 to 7:00) with the two neighbours attacking each others' wives and babies was cut out. It was restored in the 1970s from an old print that was not in the best of condition. See more
Referenced in The Adventures of Mark Twain