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This is an animated film (with some live action) that starts with a live action shot of a boy rowing a boat with a dog in the Ottawa River near the houses of parliament. It then pans out, ... See full synopsis »

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Eva Szasz

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Kees Boeke (book)
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This is an animated film (with some live action) that starts with a live action shot of a boy rowing a boat with a dog in the Ottawa River near the houses of parliament. It then pans out, changes to animation and keeps going out simulating what we can now do with satellite photography. The view pans out into the cosmos, showing the receding earth and showing our placement within our solar system and then the galaxy.

Eventually it zooms back in for a close up of the boy, showing a mosquito on his hand and then continues into a microcosm within the blood right down to nuclear level. It's fun, very imaginative and very ahead of things for 1968.

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Canada

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20 May 1970 (Sweden) See more »

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Cosmic Zone See more »

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26 July 2005 | by dg930See all my reviews

This is a thought provoking piece of animation that has stayed with me since I viewed it first over 30 years ago. It is profound for its propositional theory that lies behind the animation, if any one knows where I can purchase this I have been trying to locate it for years. we journey through the body and through the universe in 8mins. I remember that this animation actually won some awards when it was released, back in the day, It would be interesting to review this piece in a P.S (Post shrek) world. Ir the animation style is dated then the subject material should hold up as a highly original work, that parallels the microcosm of the human blood stream and draws a parallel with the universe as the macrocosm, without being preachy it proposes that we ponder that simple fact and draw our own conclusions.

Thanx Luv on Ya Dale


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