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This Way Up (2008)

TV-G | | Animation, Short | 2008 (USA)
On their way to deliver a coffin to a graveyard, a grim duo of undertakers go through hell and back, as formidable and tangled obstacles stand in the way.

Directors:

Adam Foulkes (as Smith & Foulkes), Alan Smith (as Smith & Foulkes)

Writers:

Alan Smith (as Smith & Foulkes), Adam Foulkes (as Smith & Foulkes) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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A.T Shank & Son have a bad day at the parlour when a falling boulder flattens their hearse. Emotional and literal pitfalls lie in wait for the odd couple as they make their way cross country with just a coffin for company. This short animated caper puts the fun back into funeral as their journey and relationship unravel on an epic scale. Written by Anonymous

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Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.

Genres:

Animation | Short

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ta strona do góry See more »

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Production Co:

BBC Films, Nexus Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Happy Weekend
Performed by Ray Merrell
Composed and written by Jack Fishman and Roy Budd
Courtesy of JHP and Mood Media
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Dark Animated Comedy
25 February 2009 | by freemantle_ukSee all my reviews

When watching this short it is easy to think that it takes Pixar style design and Tim Burtonesque plot. The focus of the short is on two funeral directors who have to pick up a recently deceased person. However there hearse is destroyed and they have to take the coffin through a hell of a lot of obstacle course to get her to her resting peace and do it in respect.

The animation was beautiful, so much better to some feature length films and television programmes. The characters could easily fit into a Pixar film like the Incredibles. The plot is comedy, but funerals is not an obvious subject for comedy. It in not a short for really young kids.

I personally enjoyed this film.


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