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Closed Mondays (1974)

A man visiting a museum sees the works of art come to life.

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Bob Gardiner
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Cast

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Todd Oleson Todd Oleson ... (voice)
Holly Johnson Holly Johnson ... (voice)
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Storyline

On a clear and serene night, a slightly inebriated but happy old man decides to wander into a small and empty art exhibition. But strangely, as the man bumps into the indecipherable artefacts heckling with critical comments, much to his surprise, little by little, the gallery's precious objects come to life, dancing before his very eyes. However, is he really seeing pink elephants and blue mice? Written by Nick Riganas

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Official Sites:

Will Vinton Studios

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Defteres Klista See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This short was included in the theatrical release of the compilation feature "Fantastic Animation Festival" (1977). See more »

Alternate Versions

The version included in the video "Academy Award Winners - Animated Short Films" (released by Vestron Video) leaves out the words "Usual Crap" from the sign shown in the beginning of the film. See more »

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References As the World Turns (1956) See more »

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Clarification--please read!
22 January 2009 | by deraj36See all my reviews

To clear the record and correct you all. Bob Gardiner wrote, directed, and made Closed Mondays and California Raisons. Vinton claimed both films along with many others that Gardiner made. Vinton in no small way contributed to Gardiner's decline in later years and helped to cut down one of the greatest minds in the history of stop motion animation. Vinton was a partner in these projects, but its Gardiner's vision and execution that gave the world these films. Please, if you are to discuss these films further, give Bob Gardiner the credit he deserves and thank him, not Vinton, for Closed Mondays. Thank you for time and enjoy this great piece of stop motion animation.


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