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The Hole (1962)

Two men discuss the nature of accidents and the possibility of nuclear war.

Director:

John Hubley

Writers:

Faith Hubley (story), John Hubley (story)
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Credited cast:
Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie ... (voice)
George Mathews ... (voice)
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Two men discuss the nature of accidents and the possibility of nuclear war.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дiрка See more »

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Brandon Films,Storyboard See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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it's okay...
31 October 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a very, very simply drawn cartoon that features animation that is somewhat reminiscent of the children's story books by Ezra Jack Keats. It sure isn't like Disney or Looney Toons but is a much earthier and urban style of animation. It does give it an artsy look, but I prefer traditional animation.

As for the story, two co-workers (as voiced by Dizzy Gillespie and George Mathews) talk about a wide variety of things and ultimately talk about nuclear war. These guys talk and sound like New Yorkers and are just working class guy talking. Then, suddenly, at the end, there is a bit of a shocker.

What I appreciated about the film is that Jazz great Gillespie and veteran supporting actor Mathews both seem to like each other and talk incessantly. Nothing is made about the fact that one is Black and the other is White--it's not important to them. Socially, such a casting decision was an interesting choice and the best part of the film.

What I didn't particularly like, other than the animation, was that the story itself was only okay and the talking became rather monotonous. I really wish they'd trimmed a few minutes from the thing to make it flow better. Still, it does get points for being different.


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