6.0/10
332
3 user

Leisure (1976)

| Animation, Short
A short course of boring history about how not to die of boredom.

Director:

Bruce Petty
Reviews
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A hapless husband neglects to clear the icy walk, which leads to the mailman slipping and breaking his neck. A comedy of errors results from his attempts to hide the body.

Directors: Eunice Macaulay, John Weldon
Stars: Sandy Sanderson, Jean Marchand
Sisyphus (1974)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The film is an artistically spare depiction of the Greek myth of Sysiphus, sentenced to eternally roll a stone up a mountain. The story is presented in a single, unbroken shot, consisting ... See full summary »

Director: Marcell Jankovics
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The world is divided into factions, on opposite sides of issues; each side is, of course, right. And so the gap between the people grows, until someone challenges the absolutist view of what's "right."

Director: Lee Mishkin
Stars: Orson Welles, Diana Hale
Tango (1981)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Subsequent characters appear in a poorly-decorated room, intertwining but never colliding, all possessed by never-ending rituals.

Director: Zbigniew Rybczynski
The Street (1976)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This film deals with a Jewish family in Montreal, Canada as they care for a dying grandmother and the young boy who is impatient to get the room he was promised as soon as she kicks the bucket.

Director: Caroline Leaf
Stars: Mort Ransen, Sarah Dwight, John Hood
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Several episodes, each focusing on a different figure. Towards the end they all come together to replicate the famous painting by Édouard Manet that provides the title.

Director: Priit Pärn
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A devoted and happily-married housewife organises a surprise party on the occasion of her husband's birthday, unbeknownst to her that her dentist spouse is experiencing a sudden mid-life crisis at his office.

Directors: David Fine, Alison Snowden
Stars: Andy Hamilton, Harry Enfield, Alison Snowden
Mermaid (1997)
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An elderly monk, while training the young novice who will succeed him, recalls the mysterious lost love of his past - just as his young successor appears to be encountering her himself.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov
Stars: Evgeniya Smolyaninova
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists.

Director: Joan C. Gratz
Stars: Jean G. Poulot
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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

Directors: Bob Gardiner, Will Vinton
Stars: Todd Oleson, Holly Johnson
The Hill Farm (1989)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A country couple and their shepherd endure drought, flood, a monstrous bear, hunters and tourists during a somewhat odd few days in their normally quiet life.

Director: Mark Baker
The Fly (1980)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is.

Director: Ferenc Rofusz
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Alexander Archdale Alexander Archdale ... Commentator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A short course of boring history about how not to die of boredom.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Дозвiлля See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Leisure is a wonderful Australian animated short that won the Oscar
17 December 2006 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This most deservedly Oscar-winning animated short from Australia in 1976 starts with a line drawing on white background of a man relaxing by him self. Then we see him working various jobs to achieve his leisure time. Then we go through a history of mixing work and leisure through photographs, paintings, illustrations, and other animated depictions in a collage of images all accompanied by a narrator and some flute and other music from the '70s. A very unique short that deserved its recognition, Leisure seems a wonderful '70s tribute to more innovative art forms of that adventurous decade. If you have Google Video and love animation, I definitely suggest you seek it out there.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed