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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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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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Animation | Short

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Selected to the National Film Registry in 2013. See more »

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accidents happen, and they can be deadly
31 January 2016 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

John and Faith Hubley's Oscar-winning cartoon "The Hole" features a pair of construction workers (voiced by George Mathews and Dizzy Gillespie) talking about accidents. They start by discussing the things that could happen in a construction site but then branch out into the possibility of a nuclear holocaust. One of them always imagines a worst-case scenario (which we see depicted).

At once a funny cartoon and a "Dr. Strangelove"-style warning about nuclear proliferation, this is a clever cartoon. The unpolished animation helps emphasize the working-class nature of the characters. It just goes to show that cartoons don't have to be "cute". After all, animation is simply another type of filmmaking, and it's one of the best ways to point out society's faults. I recommend "The Hole".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дыра See more »

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Brandon Films, Storyboard See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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