Spinnolio

Canada, 1977

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Traditional folklore takes a wry turn in this animated tale about a carved wooden puppet who lacks mobility and human consciousness. Noted for his “cool head” and unruffled personality, the inanimate Spinnolio makes a totally passive, though quite successful go at life, until his employer decides to replace him with a computer. A modern-day fairy tale that smacks of the sardonic and has philosophical implications about the nature of consciousness, the work ethic, interpersonal relationships, and the citizen in society.

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Credits

producer

Derek Lamb

production company

ONF | NFB

director

John Weldon

Duration

00:09:51:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1977

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