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The Bead Game (1977)

To a percussive soundtrack, a succession of more complex animals forms and is consumed by their successors (all formed from beads). Finally, We reach man, who develops ever more sophisticated forms of war.

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Ishu Patel
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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To a percussive soundtrack, a succession of more complex animals forms and is consumed by their successors (all formed from beads). Finally, We reach man, who develops ever more sophisticated forms of war.

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Canada

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1977 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

El juego del grano See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Truly an amazing piece of work!
24 October 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short, nominated for an Academy Award, is one of the most amazing uses of stop-motion animation I have ever seen! The music is perfect for the action on-screen and the detail work is incredible! Although this is not the best I have seen by Patel, it's close and is an absolutely mezmerizing short. When Cartoon Network was showing O Canada, this ran fairly often. Most recommended.


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