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A Chairy Tale (1957)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 1957 (USA)
An ordinary-looking chair refuses to be sat upon.

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Claude Jutra
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Claude Jutra ... Young man (uncredited)
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Storyline

A young man wishes to sit down on a plain white chair in order to read. The chair resists this whole idea strenuously. Finally the young man admits defeat and sits on the floor. But left on its own the chair becomes lonesome... The music is provided by Ravi Shankar, years before the Beatles spread his name far and wide. Written by David Badger

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Splendid use of stop-motion animation and live action
23 January 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short is an extremely effective use of the stop-motion technique of animation blended with live action footage about a very determined chair and a young man who wants nothing more than to sit and read. I personally negotiated a deal with my chairs: if they perform some basic function, they can remain. If not, they either pay rent like I do or they leave. So far, it seems to be an equitable and acceptable arrangement for all concerned. Most recommended.


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Official Sites:

NFB (english) [Canada]

Country:

Canada

Language:

None

Release Date:

1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de uma Cadeira See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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