Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion.
Alone in her apartment, a beautiful young woman is anxious to play her newest 45rpm record single. And then, as if by magic, much to her surprise, the avid audiophile is transported through time; every time the record skips, a different place awaits her. What a puzzling and magical single.Written by
There are many references to music in the film. A previous clip the directors made for Dutch singer Gers Pardoel is mentioned on a poster. And there is sign from band Happy Campers, who made the song featured in the film. See more »
A young woman finds a record and plays it on her phonograph. It skips -- and her life skips to that point in time.
There's little to this Oscar-nominated short but those details -- other than a "Back to the Future" reference if you look very closely. Nonetheless and because of its short length -- it's three minutes if you include the credits -- its subtext warning the audience not to be too impatient, to be willing to enjoy the moment rather than skipping to the next, stands out. As does its wry humor.
I doubt this will win the best animated short Oscar -- those usually go to something a bit more pompous. However, if you haven't seen this already, it's worth your time to look at.
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