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A nephew recalls the sometimes-lonely and often-eccentric life of his beloved uncle.

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Adam Elliot (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)

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Adam Elliot (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)
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William McInnes ... Narrator (voice)
John Flaus ... Uncle (voice)
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Adam remembers his uncle. He had a hardware store, made a spider out of a pipe cleaner for Adam, had no kids and became sort of a surrogate parent to the lad. Adam's aunt commits suicide, but his uncle is not lonely, thanks to his dog Reg, his lemon tree, meals he shapes into smiley faces, good cups of tea, an incinerator, playing Santa on Christmas, and occasional visits from religious missionaries. Things start to go downhill for uncle, though, with the sudden death of Reg, and life ends in a nursing home, where Adam occasionally goes to visit. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Uncle: You know, life could only be understood backwards, but we have to live it forwards. The most important things in life are simple pleasures. Like a cup of tea in the morning, a hug before bedtime, growing a tree, and a friendly dog.
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Love soaked and funny
6 March 2006 | by invisibo-1See all my reviews

With a great bit of animation, great writing, and a wonderful narrator, This comes out to be a beautiful piece overall. The gentle pacing and cartoony but flattering character designs allowed this piece much gravitas. At first I questioned whether or not the short should have been in "The Animation Show" but it's writing and fluid stop-motion animation alone carried it well.

Personally I have nothing more to say about this piece and to expect me to be anything but excited to write about this great piece is just plain word greedy.

If only my family in Austrailia could be this interesting.

The Lazy Southerner


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