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Rejected (2000)

A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator's failing grip on sanity.

Director:

Don Hertzfeldt

Writer:

Don Hertzfeldt
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert May Robert May ... Guy #1 / Guy #2 / Fluffy Guy / Ticks Announcer / Left Hand Characters (voice)
Jennifer Nyholm ... Mother (voice)
Don Hertzfeldt ... Spoon Guy / Banana / Queen of France (voice)
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Storyline

An animator's commissioned works, rejected because of their increasingly absurd and violent tone (reflecting the animator's own progressive breakdown), eventually find their entire animated world collapsing in upon itself. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Official Sites:

Bitter Films page

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

25 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aporriptetai See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bitter Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 5 mins) The song that the Fluffy Guys are dancing to is a Swedish Christmas song. See more »

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France is a Republic, there is no Monarch. See more »

Quotes

Guy #1: Tuesday's coming, did you bring your coat?
Guy #2: I live in a giant bucket.
Guy #1: [the head of a little angry monster suddenly grows out of Guy #1's head and begins to scream something in an indeterminable language] Wayo!
Guy #2: Fuck!
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Soundtracks

Nu är det jul igen
Traditional Swedish Christmas song
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Terrific
9 February 2005 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

May be a Don Hertzfeldt animated short is not really your taste. The first experience I had with the animator was 'Billy's Balloon' which is very sadistic, it shows balloons attacking children, but it's also one of the funniest shorts I have seen. 'Rejected' is less sadistic, but a lot more disturbing; if you didn't like 'Billy's Balloon' or other Hertzfeldt-work you will not like this one either.

It starts with showing some commercials the animator has made. They are disturbing, violent and therefore rejected by the people who gave him the assignment. All the rejections lead up to a breakdown the animator has, something we see in a brilliant piece of animation. Telling you more about the story we see would spoil things for you.

The animation itself is terrific. It has some very simple looking things in it, the way 'Billy's Balloon' was animated, but the "breakdown"-part I mentioned above together with some other special effect sequences look amazing. The way the whole thing is presented is pretty inventive as well. Even the classical music is perfectly chosen. Another great short from animator Don Hertzfeldt.


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