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Manipulation (1991)

A discarded cartoon character and some spilt ink combine and interact as if the cartoonist had drawn their actions. Discovering them, the cartoonist then joins in the interaction.

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Daniel Greaves

Writer:

Daniel Greaves
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An unseen and indecisive cartoonist working at his desk starts off by drawing a rough sketch of a man's head, and after a while, he draws a matching body. Nevertheless, being unhappy with the outcome of his effort, the picky artist wipes his sketches away. But then, unexpectedly, as the discarded and incomplete character comes to life, trying his creator's patience with a smudge of red ink, before long, the animator takes over, and then, the real fun begins. Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Manipulación See more »

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Tandem Films See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Academy Award Winner 1992, Best Animated Short Film. See more »

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Excellent example of animation
10 January 2002 | by Robert ReynoldsSee all my reviews

This short won the Academy Award and faced some stiff competition from two shorts produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Any of the three could have won, but it's easy to see why Manipulation did. It's a simply drawn short, but the animation is incredible! The interaction here is great and is also very funny and fun to watch. This was on Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation Volume 2 and is well worth hunting for. Most Highly Recommended.


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