Nine Nation Animation

Nine Nation Animation

DVD - 2011
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Nine animated shorts from around the world. A cat and a mouse carry on a dysfunctional relationship in a futuristic landscape. A Chinese monk sets out on foot with a tiger during the Tang dynasty and happens upon the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan. Two blue-collar workers dissect the meaning of normal life as the world crumbles around them. A box of matches succumb to the appeal of a cigarette. Four people recount their various encounters with an unforgettable rite of passage.
Deconstruction workers: Two construction workers come to the realization that alienation is the norm as the world around them self-destructs.
Average 40 matches: A group of matchsticks come to life and work together to satisfy their craving for cigarettes.
Bamiyân: A Chinese monk and a tiger travel to Afghanistan to see the Buddhist statues of Bamiyân.
Please say something: Follows the dysfunctional relationship of a workaholic cat and an abusive novelist mouse.
Flatlife: Four residents are unable to peacefully co-exist in four adjoining apartments.
She who measures: Satisfied consumers litter the landscape with pop culture detritus.
Home road movies: A British family experiences Europe in a snazzy traveling car "without forgetting who won the war."
The tale of how: An engineer mouse finds a way to defeat a sea monster.
Never like the first time: Two men and two women from diverse backgrounds recount the stories of their first sexual experiences.
The runt: A young boy who lives on rabbit a farm with his uncle and father adopts the runt of the litter with the understanding that after a year he must kill it.
Publisher: [New York] : New Yorker Video, 2011.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781567304992
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color and black & white ; 4 3/4 in.


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May 09, 2014

From the Brooklyn-based company, The World According to Shorts, this dvd for grown-ups is a collection of animated short films which have been featured at international festivals. Produced in eight European countries and South Africa, the shorts are done in different styles and tell a wide variety of stories. Well worth watching the entire collection. Sadness alert: the extra in the dvd is called "The Runt", and is about a boy who rescues a runt rabbit, in spite of his father's and uncle's warnings about the inevitable end...


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