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Paradise (1984)

In this short animation film, a magnificent bird performs for the Emperor inside a glittering palace. Its plumage is a blaze of colour. A blackbird, watching enviously, strives to acquire ... See full summary »

Director:

Ishu Patel

Writers:

Ishu Patel (conception), Eunice Macaulay (story development)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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In this short animation film, a magnificent bird performs for the Emperor inside a glittering palace. Its plumage is a blaze of colour. A blackbird, watching enviously, strives to acquire what he so desperately covets, only to discover that a golden cage can't compete with the open skies. Written by National Film Board of Canada

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Award: Special Jury Prize at Annecy's Journées Internationales du Film d'Animation (France 1985). See more »

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The Lonely Shepherd
by James Last
Courtesy of Polygram Inc. (Canada)
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1984 Oscar Winner for Best Animated Short
22 March 2000 | by mctheimerSee all my reviews

This is a lovely animated short. The basic plot question is poses is: which is preferable, a beautiful gilded cage, or your freedom?

The director is of Indian (as in south Asian) heritage, and it shows. Paradise looks a lot like the Taj Mahal. This short was done with a combination of computer and cell animation, and is quite pretty to look at. The vivid colors associated with India and the tropics are the predominant palettes used in this film.

This is a more attractive film to look at than, say, "Balance", which won the same Oscar in the early 90's. However, the moral from "Balance" has stayed in my head since I saw it years ago. I'm not sure that the same will be true for this film.


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1984 (Canada) See more »

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