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Nine Nation Animation (2010)

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Average Rating: 7.9/10
Critic Reviews: 8
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"Nine Nation Animation" presents a selection of recent award-winning animated short films from the world's most renowned festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand and others. The program spans the globe and a wide variety of animation styles. 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 Bmiyn. Two bluecollar workers dissect the

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The sparkling Nine Nation Animation reminded me of the value and pleasure of such collections.

August 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Most of the shorts in this international collection are somber or wistful, but a few stand out for their wit or visual panache.

August 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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For dabblers and aficionados alike, the compilation "Nine Nation Animation" is an eye-opening movie and a rare treat...

July 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A traveling road-show of (duh) nine shorts from nine countries that gets points for both style and content.

April 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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First-rate compilation Nine Nation Animation sprawls not just in terms of geography but technique, theme, style and tone, offering a filling multicourse meal for the discerning grownup toon fan.

November 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
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If nothing else, Nine Nation Animation proves that there's a lot more to the animator's art than either the cutting-edge ultra-realism of Pixar or the flat functionality of sitcoms like The Simpsons.

November 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Each would be headache-inducing if any longer than 10 minutes, but they work here, tying their eclectic but masterful exercises in the medium to pointed messages.

April 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

As with most mixtape approaches to film, your mileage will vary. What's really on display is the wide array of styles and techniques available to animators, proving that not everything needs to look like Pixar.

November 11, 2010 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

These pictures explore the limitations and constrictions of a mass culture, no matter what the nature of said culture may be.

October 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Out of the nine shorts included here, only four prove to be particularly memorable and only one of that group is a perfect marriage of form and content.

October 2, 2010 Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic
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A series of 9 short films that mostly impress with stylish animation, clever concepts, poignancy and, at times, a sense of humor. The best film among the bunch is FLATLIFE.

October 1, 2010 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

A compilation of nine animated short films from around the world contains hits and misses.

September 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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