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Future Block

1987 10 min
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An animated film about the appropriateness of new technology and its effects on people. The case in point revolves around a bank whose human tellers find themselves unemployed when they are replaced by electronic tellers. A mild-mannered client of the bank is overwhelmed and humiliated by his first encounter with the dispassionate computer. Conventional cel animation is contrasted with computer-generated images to heighten the satire in this look at the problems that can arise when technology ignores human needs.

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An animated film about the appropriateness of new technology and its effects on people. The case in point revolves around a bank whose human tellers find themselves unemployed when they are replaced by electronic tellers. A mild-mannered client of the bank is overwhelmed and humiliated by his first encounter with the dispassionate computer. Conventional cel animation is contrasted with computer-generated images to heighten the satire in this look at the problems that can arise when technology ignores human needs.
  • director
    Kevin McCracken
  • script
    Kevin McCracken
  • animation
    Kevin McCracken
  • computer animation
    Kevin McCracken
  • producer
    David Verrall
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
  • animation software
    John Weldon
  • sound
    Louis Hone
  • sound editing
    André Galbrand
  • voice
    Maury Chaiken
    Kathleen Fee
    Wally Martin
    Walter Massey
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • electronic effects
    Normand Roger

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