12 April 2007 | bob the moo
Simple perhaps but hauntingly effective
An inventor sits working long hours to try and make life better. His day job manufacturing happy devices doesn't seem to be working but, as he tries to harness the inner joy we all feel at some point in life, he happens upon a device that will see him hailed as the world's greatest inventor.
The concept is simple if you boil it down to the plot summary and, in another film perhaps, the simple journey of the character and the "message" therein would have turned me off. However it is a credit to the imagination and delivery behind this film that this never happened here. The clay animation is lovingly done and moves really well within the world of grey buildings and oppressive work places. This is contrasted really well with the colourful animation of his invention and I found it haunting to watch. It helps a huge amount that the New Order track is so perfect in setting mood but again the credit for this is with Osbourne and team for their selection and delivery.
Simple perhaps but hauntingly effective.