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The Big Story (1994)

In a witty homage to Kirk Douglas's films, all three characters ARE Kirk Douglas at various stages of his career. The short action takes place in a news room. A young reporter looking for ... See full summary »

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David Stoten, Tim Watts
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Frank Gorshin ... Cub Reporter / Editor / Older Reporter (voice)
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In a witty homage to Kirk Douglas's films, all three characters ARE Kirk Douglas at various stages of his career. The short action takes place in a news room. A young reporter looking for his big chance pleads with his editor to give him a breaking story. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La gran historia See more »

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Dolby
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Cub Reporter: You guys are all the same!
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Way too short...
15 February 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a very frustrating film. While it this film has been nominated for some big awards for animated films, I couldn't get so excited about it or give it a higher score because it was so short. At just a little under two minutes, it not only seemed too short for the nominations but also made me want so much more. What I saw, I really liked...but the film sure would have been better if hashed out more.

The film begins with an animated Kirk Douglas as a newspaper reporter--complaining that he never gets to cover the big stories. Then, another Kirk Douglas enters and they start arguing. Then, as the film ends, a third Kirk enters the scene.

Frank Gorshin's impersonation of Douglas was about as good as you can find--maybe even better than Kirk himself! Plus, combined with the animation, it was amazing.

By the way, the title THE BIG STORY and the setting are highly reminiscent of a Douglas film where he plays a reporter wanting a big scoop in THE BIG CARNIVAL (also called ACE IN THE HOLE).


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