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Strange Invaders (2001)

Roger and Doris are a childless couple who get more than they bargained for when a strange child appears at their door one day.

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Cordell Barker

Writer:

Cordell Barker (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cordell Barker ... Roger (voice)
Jennifer Torrance Jennifer Torrance ... Doris (voice)
Jackson Barker Jackson Barker ... It (voice)
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Storyline

Doris is eager to get pregnant, so she picks up her husband Roger and has her way with him. Their lovemaking comes to the attention of space aliens, who beam a small child-like creature into their living room, with a crash. Doris is delighted; for her, it's the child she's always wanted. But the lad, who says only the word ^Ópeanut,^Ô eats plates and goldfish, pulls utensils apart for the wiring, and in a short time, has built a device that may bring more like him to earth. Doris has had enough chaos and sets out to leave. Will she make it to the door? Might it all be a bad dream, or a prefiguring of what's to come? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasores extraños See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Doris: You wanted it!
Roger: You made me want it!
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Edited into The Animation Show (2003) See more »

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A brilliant animated short from the NFB!
20 November 2002 | by martin_jamesSee all my reviews

With its odd mix of surrealism and pure whimsy, this animated short by Cordell Barker of the NFB is an utter joy! Filled with memorable score and wonderful imagery, this is true animation at its most clever and beautiful form! Watching it several times it not nearly enough!

Once you have seen this film, the rival winner of last years "Best Animated Short" at the Oscars, "For The Birds", will seem a mindless exercise and waste of computer memory! But up here in Canada, we know what really should have won the Academy Award.

The National Film Board adds another masterpiece to their list of fine works.


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