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Animania: Season Two - Broadcast 2

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In this charming animated short, a musician drops his son off at day care and returns home to work. Suddenly, the telephone rings. His son leaves a message on the answering machine, "I love you, Daddy." The father tries to concentrate on his composition, but the telephone rings throughout the day, the messages becoming more poignant. Touched by his child's love, the musician, at last, begins to play a beautiful melody on his clarinet. His imagination soars into the clouds and beyond, eventually gliding down to Earth on the beam of a spotlight, where he performs before a full audience. Every seat is occupied by his son, who sings along, "La, la, la, la..."

An allegory of contemporary society, this animation film shows a society where man has lost his freedom in the struggle to wrest recognition from the very society that is restricting his freedom. The chair is the symbol of success. Without a chair, man is a social outcast. Highly critical of our way of life and modern society, the film questions the present and the future. Complex and innovative animation techniques emphasize the message. Film without words.

1999, 22 min 50 s

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