Unfortunately, Nesbitt Spoon has just received the grievous news from his doctor that he is about to die--not in a year or even a month; but in the next five short minutes. Now, what would you do if you had less than five minutes to live?
A plump and exuberant monk goes fishing, and a playful fish eludes him. First the monk uses a rod and reel, then a net; over and over, he ends up fish-less and wet. Sleepless, he tries ... See full summary »
Using the wonderfully artistic sand animation technique, Canadian-American filmmaker and animator, Caroline Leaf, pivots her bittersweet love story of a sentimental owl and a wild young goose around an original Inuit legend. Against all odds, the couple manage to thrive in the vast and desolate Arctic landscapes, watching their offspring grow; however, when the mother-goose and her grown-up chicks start hearing the urgent and thrilling call of the wild, nature will, inevitably, take its course. Is this relationship meant to last forever?Written by
Excellent animation and story go hand in hand here
Caroline Leaf has done some exceptional work and this is one of her best. An adaptation of a fable, this is an example of what animation can do. Enjoyable for children and adults alike. This is available through the National Film Board of Canada and is well worth the effort to track down. Most recommended.
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