A small insect falls in love with a distraught housewife whose husband has just walked out on her. The bug is unable to gain her affection until he finds a book of magic spells. But his problems are not over yet.
A man wearing a colorful hat dances on a small island. All is well until the Grim Reaper appears in a small boat, beckoning the dancer to come with him. Does this mean the end for the dancer's joyous footsteps?
A delicate and secluded ceramist sees his orderly life turn upside down, when a gigantic hand in a white glove invades his space, demanding that a sculpture of itself is made. When will the hand's obstinate demands stop?
In a noisy bar crammed with people, the remarkably diverse clientele interacts with each other through a series of lively bubbles. Words can be rich and emotional, or sharp and pitilessly accurate; but, what would man be without them?
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.
This is a very clever cartoon that manages to tell the story of mankind from its inception until today! Considering it only takes about 9 minutes, I was quite impressed--especially since I am a world history teacher. In fact, the film does such a great job that I am thinking about showing it to my students to review what we learn each year.
The cartoon is very simply animated and the biggest reason I liked it was its kooky sensibilities. Instead of focusing on the great moments of human endeavor, it chooses instead to basically show people killing each other again and again and again through the ages. Usually, it was all very funny to watch, but behind all this was a great cynical message about the stupidity of our species! Clever, insightful and inspired--this is an exceptional short.
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