'Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand animated film set in 1980's Toronto.
Based on the much-loved children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes takes the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella, then mixes them together and serves them with a mischievous twist.
In Dahl's book, the stories of Snow White and Red Riding Hood stand alone rather than overlap as they do in this film. The bridging device of the wolf telling the stories to the babysitter is also a new invention for the film. See more »
These half hour animated films are beautiful crafted as you can see elements of Quentin Blake's illustrations. There was never going to be anyway to create them perfectly and still make them soft enough to be lovable. I believe the animators struck the right balance. As for the vocal talents, well I have to say that this has the best cast I've ever heard. The voice of the big bad wolf not only holds menace and threat but also humour and affection.
I would recommend everybody to check these short animations out - they are beautiful, scary, and funny - absolutely awesome.
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