Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Little Matchgirl

Yet another Oscar nominated short film, this time from the animated category.

The Little Matchgirl is a beautifully crafted (albeit brief at around six minutes long) retelling of the classic tale of the little homeless girl who sells matches to get by. I won't spoil it for you if you're not familiar with the story...and yes it's a little cloying, but just try not to feel your eyes burn during this.

It features some of the most gorgeous hand-drawn animation since the Disney musicals of the 1990s...which is a rare thing in today's CG world.

It's definitely worth checking out.

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