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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.

Director:

Cordell Barker

Writer:

Cordell Barker (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Doris: You wanted it!
Roger: You made me want it!
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I couldn't help but love this film!!
8 February 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While FOR THE BIRDS copped the Oscar in 2002 for Best Animated Short Film and definitely deserved the award, nominee STRANGE INVADERS really captured my heart. While FOR THE BIRDS had top-notch graphics and an amazingly likable and cute story, there was a certain bizarreness about STRANGE INVADERS that made me laugh even harder than I did with FOR THE BIRDS.

To begin with, the animation looked as if you took the animators from the BOB & MARGARET television series and got them seriously drunk. While the style is similar, the quality of the animation isn't great. However, this is actually a bit of it's charm, as the styling and colors used all really made the most of this ultra-simplistic hand drawn approach. However, the big star of this animation is the writing--with some of the most surreal and just plain strange plot elements I've ever seen on film. Suffice to say, it's a lot like the old classic film VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED--but funny!! For normal folks, you must see FOR THE BIRDS. For weirdos and lovers of the fringe, you must see STRANGE INVADERS--a delightfully wacky alternative to all the polish of FOR THE BIRDS.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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