Sunday, April 29, 2012

One Of The Greatest Animated Short Films Ever Made...

It's not very often you watch an animated short film that leaves you utterly speechless by the end of it. In fact, it has never happened to me before until I saw More. What is More you might ask? More is a 1998 short film created by Mark Osborne using stop motion animation that went on to win many awards and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1998. What is also amazing is that More is a mere six minutes long, yet it took nine months for director Mark Osborne to film. It truly is an amazing, wonderful achievement in animation and I just cannot believe that it took me so long to see it. If you ever get the chance to see this amazing film, do not pass it up. If you search around, you should be able to find it on YouTube, but if you want to see it in glorious HD you can also buy it on iTunes. Keep in mind that it was the first animated short to be shot using IMAX format.

More (1998)
More tells the story of an inventor who lives in a drab, colorless world. Day by day, he toils away in a harsh, dull, and dehumanizing job, his only savior being the memories of the bliss of childhood. But at night, he works secretly on an invention that could help him relive those memories and spread their joy to everyone in his despair-filled life. When he finishes the invention, it changes the way people look at the world. His success changes him, however, because he loses an important part of himself.


  1. Wow, only 6 minutes for months and months of work? All I can say is, at least it paid off (all the awards).
    Sounds really interesting!