Hot stuff. The Ride. Dinosaur. Rip Van Winkle


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A compilation of four excellent short films; two from The National Film Board of Canada and two from Will Vinton who pioneered clay animation. “Hot Stuff” (Canada, 1972, 10 min.): An award winning animated film about fire as the servant of man. “The Ride” (Canada, 1963, 7 min.): A slapstick comedy about a chauffeur for an eccentric tycoon chasing a runaway sled. “Dinosaur” (U.S., 1980, 14 min.): A clay animated interpretation of how earth existed before man. “Rip Van Winkle” (U.S., 1979, 29 min.) An adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic tale of a man who would rather tell stories than work in the fields.

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