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Storytime (1968)

A bizarre comedy short by Terry Gilliam telling various absurdly comic stories.

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Terry Gilliam
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A bizarre comedy short by Terry Gilliam telling various absurdly comic stories.

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UK

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English

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November 1979 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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This feature was part of a support feature package that was shown with the initial screening in the UK of The Life Of Brian in 1980. Also featured was John Cleese's spoof travelogue, Away From It All. See more »

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[repeated line]
Narrator: Don loved being the cockroach.
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Entertaining Short
25 April 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Storytime (1968)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This early animated short from Terry Gilliam is just as weird and bizarre as you'd expect from him. We start off hearing about an adorable cockroach who enjoys being a cockroach but then that story comes to an end. We then hear the story of Albert Einstein and how none of his neighbors liked him before switching stories to one about a holiday.

STORYTIME isn't necessarily a film I "enjoyed" but at the same time it was so nutty that I couldn't help but be mildly amused by it. The animation itself is quite good but there's just something rather annoying about it that kept me from being more entertained. The nutty manor in which the two final stories are told just didn't sit well with me but I did enjoy the opening sequence with the cockroach. It's fascinating to see that Gilliam showed the same flare in his early work that he would in some of his better known movies.


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