Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oscars nomination for British animators

this way upAmong those shortlisted for the Oscars this year are two British animators, Adam Foulkes and Alan Smith, for their short film, This Way Up.

According to BBC News:
...this nine-minute comedy tells of father and son undertakers trying to put an old lady in the ground.

Their darkly humorous mission takes them from their humble funeral parlour across country down to the afterlife itself - all without one word being spoken.

According to Smith, the idea of a double act came out of their love for the classic sketch comedies of the 1970s.

"We've always been a double act ourselves," he says. "We sometimes call it an animated Two Ronnies sketch."
This Way Up can be watched in full on the BBC Film Network.

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