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Accidents, Blunders and Calamities (2015)

A father possum reads a bed time story to his kids - an alphabet of the most dangerous animal of all - HUMANS!

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James Cunningham
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Cast

Credited cast:
Phillip Greeves Phillip Greeves ... Father Possum (voice)
Drew Cunningham Drew Cunningham ... Baby Possum Boy (voice)
Eleanor Cunningham Eleanor Cunningham ... Baby Possum Girl (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Koen Boons Koen Boons ... Firefly Dogwalker
Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham ... Dragonfly Drinker
Janet Kidd Janet Kidd ... Gerbal Goalie
David March David March ... Killerbee Kicker
Laurie Matthews Laurie Matthews ... Firefly Dogwalker
Ryan Mullany Ryan Mullany ... Yatch Captain
Simon Nunns Simon Nunns ... Possum Pickler
Finn O'Leary Finn O'Leary ... Lemming Leveler
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It's nearly early in the morning, and father possum affectionately puts his children in bed, but not without reading their favourite bedtime story first. However, this is far from a classic and perfect fairy tale, after all, it's a scary world out there, moreover, the most fearsome animal of them all is none other but the human. So, sleep tight little possums, and don't let the bed bugs bite you. Written by Nick Riganas

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New Zealand

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English

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12 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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30 CGI animals were meticulously crafted and killed by a team of 44 students at Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand. See more »

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The producers wish to pass on their deepest condolences to the families of the Computer Animated animals inadvertently murdered and maimed in the making of this film. See more »

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A modern fable
8 January 2017 | by ImdbidiaSee all my reviews

This animated short film succeeds at creating a modern tale with a Beatrix-Potter feeling, and a philosophical life lesson.

The film uses a mix of stop motion animation, normal filming, and digital manipulation to create a charming traditional tale and animation movie that brings to life the three possums and other animals in the story. It remeinds me, in a way, of the animation in the series Minuscule.

The story seems taken from an old folk tale or Aesop book, but it is actually quite modern. The story begins with a father telling his kids a tale about the horrid humans, and then provides an A-Z ways of being killed by a human. The film has a moral, in this case a philosophical lesson, that is universally valid -- crap happens, even when you know it is coming and you prepare against in advance, life is unpredictable. Also you cannot live in fear or stop doing what you want for fear of something bad will happen to you. The moral lesson is mostly given to adults, even though this film seems directed to kids.

Very charming.


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