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Nine Nation Animation (2010)

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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 Bâmiyân. Two bluecollar workers dissect the meaning of "normal" life, as the world crumbles around them. A box of matches succumb, to their detriment, to the appeal of a cigarette.

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Critic Reviews for Nine Nation Animation

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

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

August 2, 2011 | Full Review…

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…

For dabblers and aficionados alike, the compilation "Nine Nation Animation" is an eye-opening movie and a rare treat...

July 29, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A traveling road-show of (duh) nine shorts from nine countries that gets points for both style and content.

April 14, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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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

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…

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