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Neighbours (1952)

A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.

Director:

Norman McLaren

Writer:

Norman McLaren
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grant Munro Grant Munro ... Neighbour on the Right
Jean Paul Ladouceur Jean Paul Ladouceur ... Neighbour on the Left
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Storyline

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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Taglines:

Love your neighbor, meaning, to treat others as you would have them treat you.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) See more »

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Trippy
30 October 1998 | by Filmguy6See all my reviews

Neighbours is an amazing and sometimes vicious animated masterpiece.


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Official Sites:

Neighbours

Country:

Canada

Language:

None

Release Date:

1 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voisins See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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