This hilarious Oscar-nominated animation is based on the century-old folk song of the same name. Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won't stay away... Also won the 1989 Genie Award for best animated short film.
This poignant and hilarious animated film perfectly captures the intersection of a domestic quarrel and a global nuclear war. An Oscar nominee enjoyed by millions of fans, this film is a classic example of Richard Condie's off-the-wall humour.
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WINNER OF THE 2007 OSCARÂ® FOR BEST SHORT SUBJECTS ANIMATION
A film by Torill Kove
Narrated by Liv Ullmann
Can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?
The narrator of The Danish Poet considers these questions as we follow Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer, Sigrid Undset. As Kasper's quest for inspiration unfolds, it appears that a spell of bad weather, an angry dog, slippery barn planks, a careless postman, hungry goats and other seemingly unrelated factors might play important roles in the big scheme of things after all.
Techniques, interview with Torill Kove & Wallpapers: