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The Old Man and the Sea [Animated]
The Old Man and the Sea
Actors: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Y˘ji Matsuda, Rentar˘ Mikuni
Director: Aleksandr Petrov
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Animation
G     2005     0hr 20min


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Actors: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Y˘ji Matsuda, Rentar˘ Mikuni
Director: Aleksandr Petrov
Creators: Aleksandr Petrov, Denis Papillon, Bernard Lajoie, Jean-Yves Martel, Pascal Blais, Shizuo Ohashi, Tatsuo Shimamura, Ernest Hemingway
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Animation
Studio: Direct Source Label
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 04/24/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English, French

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Movie Reviews

The closest way from the heart of an artist to the masterwor
Galina | Virginia, USA | 08/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

""The Old Man and the Sea" (1999) directed by Aleksandr Petrov is a 20 minutes long animation based on Ernest Hemingway's 1952 novella of the same name. Petrov's film was awarded Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2000. More than two years of painting on glass sheets, using brushes but mostly his own fingers, resulted in over 29,000 paintings that enabled Petrov to produce this absolutely awesome, one of the kind feast of colors, images, and emotions that celebrate the famous work of literature and its creator. I have watched it perhaps ten times during the last weekend. I am still overwhelmed by its beauty and depth, and the admiration for what human imagination, creativity, and talent are capable of producing. The extremely rare technique made the film both incredibly realistic and magically dream-like. The director himself gave us the key to understanding his work when he explained that painting with his fingers instead of brushes, "is the closest way from the heart to the cartoon". He put his own heart in every scene of the film, and that's probably why every image is alive, breathing, and shining."
Pure candy for the eyes
Patrick Savard | Quebec | 04/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"More than two years painting on glass have enabled Petrov to produce this absolutely awesome 20-minute animated film. I have watched it four times in two days and still cannot help but watch it again. Each scene is vibrant with life and the film as a whole has a dimension of profound imagination, as Hemingway's masterpiece has. The two included documentaries (Hemingway bio+making of the film) are both great, too. This is a must have. Superb!"
A Masterpiece
John R. Roach | Kingston, IL United States | 12/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Whether you saw this in an IMAX theatre or not will really not matter basically. Would this be a film to watch in an IMAX theatre? Most certainly. However if you love beautiful animation in the tradition of the best kind of Disney movie, only hand painted on glass this is a must have.
This is an excellent opportunity to introduce Hemingway to kids and also a way for adults to understand the process and hard work that goes into a film of this kind. Alexander Petrov's use of colors and textures are so stunning this requires several screenings to appreciate and take them all in.
I would highly recommend that you watch the film first. Sometimes the "making of" feature can take away from, although I'm not positive that this would happen on this breathtaking little film.
Are you a parent? Watch this with your kid! Are you teacher? Watch this with your class! Are you an animation buff? Do yourself a favor and add this to your collection. You won't regret it."
Our six year old loved this
john rossfeld | Canada | 03/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We saw this just recently (2006) at the IMAX in Portland. Our six year old was in awe. Literally. He really loved seeing the images painted (by fingers) onto glass. These reviews are right - it is a wonderful way to introduce children to Ernest Hemingway AND the beauty of animation."