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Automania 2000 (1964)

An animated, dark satire of America's automobile-obsessed, consumerist culture. An anonymous, brilliant scientist toils tirelessly in his ivory tower satisfying the public's ever-increasing... See full summary »

Director:

John Halas

Writers:

Todor Kolev (suggestion), Györgyei (suggestion) | 2 more credits »

Star:

Ed Bishop
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Ed Bishop ... Narrator (voice)
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An animated, dark satire of America's automobile-obsessed, consumerist culture. An anonymous, brilliant scientist toils tirelessly in his ivory tower satisfying the public's ever-increasing demands for novelty and status consciousness, with predictable environmental consequences. Written by Leo L. Schwab {ewhac@best.com}

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1964 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color
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Even for 1963, this was a lame cartoon
14 February 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This little film is supposed to be set in the year 2000 and is all about the car. Apparently, it impressed the folks at the Oscar committee because it was nominated for an award in the category Best Cartoon Short.

While I do understand that the early 1960s were not a very good time period for quality cartoons due to reduced frame rates and simplistic animation in order to save money, this film is lame even by the standards of the day. The biggest problem is that the film is neither funny nor interesting nor particularly well made. It's a lot like a dull lecture--a lecture I could have done without.


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