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Kirk Douglas in animated short?!

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by James45, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. James45

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    Right another what's this film? It was an animated short film that was nominated for an Oscar sometime in the last ten years (sorry that's as specific as I can be).
    From what I can remember it was shot in Black and White and was of the claymation variety, although in a much more refined, realistic style than normal. The thing is all the characters were characture likenesses of Kirk Douglas complete with OTT vocal impressions. It was extremely funny and I wouldn't mind finding a copy.

    any ideas?
     
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    Hi,

    I know the short you mean. It was called "The Big Story" and was directed and written by Tim Watts and David Stoten. Made in 1994, it depicted a claymation/computer-animated caricature of Kirk Douglas as a rookie reporter AND the reporter's hard-line editor in a remarkable study in impersonation. It was one of the first 3D computer animated shorts to win an award. The film runs for just 2 minutes.

    The film was nominated for the 1995 Best Animated Short at the Oscars in that year, but lost. However, it did win a BAFTA award for the same award.

    Sadly, as far as I know, it was never given a VHS or DVD release. However, if you call the British Film Institute in London, and ask to speak to a Customer Query Officer, they should know all the info you want.

    Hope that helps.

    Pooch
     
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    cheers Pooch. I imagine someone somewhere will have it as a downloadable.
     
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