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The Box / La boîte

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Oscar-winning animator Co Hoedeman and his newest creature come together in this enchanting and colourful fable about the joys and pains of growing up. No sooner has the paint dried, than the puppet begins to take its first few steps and, urged on by the artist, begins to discover a wider world. He experiences the joys of playtime and sharing and eventually begins to spread his social wings. The film charts the shaping of a personality, and the evolution of a sense of self-awareness until the creature is ready to leave its protective environment. Live-action, puppets and pixilation create this amazing world of fantasy. Film without words.

1989, 10 min 27 s

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Honorable Mention - Category: Education
International Film and Video Festival
October 22 to 24 1991, Columbus - USA

Gold Star Award
International Film and Video Festival
April 1 to 14 1991, Sacramento - USA

Special Citation Award
International Children's Film Festival
October 13 to 22 1989, Chicago - USA