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To Build a Fire (2016)

To celebrate Jack London's 100th death anniversary, director Fx Goby adapted his famous novel, "To Build a Fire", tragic tale of a trapper and his dog in the freezing Yukon, into an animated short film.

Director:

Fx Goby

Writers:

Fx Goby, Jack London (novel)

Star:

Tony Fish
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To celebrate Jack London's 100th death anniversary, director Fx Goby adapted his famous novel, "To Build a Fire", tragic tale of a trapper and his dog in the freezing Yukon, into an animated short film.

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France | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Construire un Feu See more »

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Budget:

€120,000 (estimated)
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Stereo | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2,9:1
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A Frozen Adventure
21 September 2016 | by elodiemoisaSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing "To Build a Fire" in Flicker's Rhode Island Film Festival.

It's a wonderful animated short movie.

It tells the tale of a man and his dog trying to survive in the overwhelmingly and hostile nature of the Yukon Territory.

The director really captures the cold nature so much so that you can feel the sensations described by Jack London.

I wish the film all the best and it will make it to the Academy Awards (maybe the first scene which is reminiscent of "The Revenant" is a lucky sign ;) )


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