Wild Life (2011)





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Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.
Animation , Western
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One can appreciate the effort involved with animating water colors. The look alone is worth it. Beautiful.

Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson

This is second longest Oscar nominated animated short and it is based on a true story. A young Englishman heads out to the Canadian west to be a cowboy, a rancher. It is kind of a stretch, but his story is compared to the features of comets. Like a documentary, several townspeople give brief observations about this young man. He writes home with embellishments about his wild life, but he doesn't seem to be adjusting so well from derby hats and manners to stetsons and loneliness. This one has an interesting hand-painted look and a solid narrative.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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To me this is the least enjoyable of the 2012 Oscar nominations for best animated short. It has interesting art direction, but the story didn't interest me.

Taylor Brusky
Taylor Brusky

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