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Amazing short film: The Big Snit (Richard Condie)

September 4th, 2009

If you’ve got 10 minutes, check out this amazing animated film called The Big Snit (by Canadian animator and film maker Richard Condie).

Wikipedia says:

Condie’s best known animated work is 1985’s The Big Snit, an offbeat parable about marriage, Scrabble, sawing, and nuclear war. The Big Snit was nominated for an Oscar and won the Genie Award for Best Animated Short, along with over a dozen international awards. The Big Snit was also voted as #25 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by animation professionals.

[via sawing14s]

  1. September 20th, 2009 at 16:05 | #1

    This is indeed an amazing short film. I made a post about it too at CartoonAndAnimation.com. Thanks for reminding me about Richard Condie’s work.

    The Big Snit reminds me of a longer animated work that still haunts me to this day: When the Wind Blows based on the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, with music by Roger Waters and David Bowie (and others). It was also released in 1986 like The Big Snit. Unlike The Big Snit, which is rather light-hearted and short, When the Wind Blows is long and thoroughly depressing — just thought I should warn people in advance. It’s worth pointing out that the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster also took place in 1986 — the idea that the world would end in a nuclear holocaust weighed heavily on the minds of many people.

  2. admin
    September 20th, 2009 at 18:03 | #2

    @Marcus Emmanuel Barnes
    Thanks Marcus for the comment! Geoff