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My Financial Career (1962)

A neurotic man relates his unsuccessful attempt to open a simple savings account at a bank.

Director:

Gerald Potterton

Writer:

Stephen Leacock (by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Stanley Jackson Stanley Jackson ... Narration (voice)
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A neurotic man relates his unsuccessful attempt to open a simple savings account at a bank.

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Wow...next they'll be making films about lint...
13 August 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the tale of a very timid man who goes into the bank to open an account. While this should have been very easy, by the time the film is over, he's pretty much back where he started. The film, to put it bluntly, was rather mundane in subject matter.

I know my summary at the top was harsh, but this short animated film perplexed me. On one hand, the animation was very, very simple. The story itself was amazingly dull (though some apparently thought it was funny). Yet, somehow this film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short! Well, I can actually understand this, as the 1960s were a dreadful time for animation. With the advent of super-simplistic animation in the mid-1950s, films with extremely small frame-rates (the number of cels per second--a measure of how fluid and animation appears as you watch), very simple backgrounds and incredibly simple characters became the norm. Basically, the older and more expensive (but much prettier) animation of MGM, Disney and Warner Brothers of the 40s and 50s were pretty much dead--replaced by cartoons by UPI (Mr. Magoo, Gerald McBoing Boing), Hannah-Barbera (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound) and other companies that emphasized economy over quality or entertainment. So, considering what sort of films MY FINANCIAL CAREER was up against, I guess I can understand it.


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25 September 1999 (Canada) See more »

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