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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.

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Animation | Short

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Happy Weekend
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Composed and written by Jack Fishman and Roy Budd
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the duty
29 August 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a dark short comedy about a very delicate theme. amazing at whole for the great imagination and for the splendid animation. crazy, chaotic, it is, in fact, the story of two men who desires make a good job. the duty is the most precise thing and that fact is source of hilarious adventure. it is far to be comfortable but it is a remarkable work and that fact is the great virtue. a film about death in Tim Burton style. really impressive. and not easy to accept it. but not only amusing. the remember of adventures heroes from childhood stories for the noble cause is the real axis of story. and that fact could be the most important.


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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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BBC Films, Nexus Studios See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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