What on Earth!

What on Earth!


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The NFB's 22nd Oscar®-nominated film.

This animated short proposes what many earthlings have long feared – that the automobile has inherited the planet. When life on Earth is portrayed as one long, unending conga-line of cars, a crew of extra-terrestrial visitors understandably assume they are the dominant race. While humans, on the other hand, are merely parasites. An Oscar® nominee, this film serves as an entertaining case study.

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What on Earth!, Les Drew & Kaj Pindal, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Les Drew
    Kaj Pindal
  • animation
    Les Drew
    Kaj Pindal
  • producer
    Robert Verrall
    Wolf Koenig
  • script
    Kaj Pindal
  • commentary
    Donald Brittain
  • camera
    Kjeld Nielsen
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • music
    Donald Douglas

  • None

    I remember seeing this film when I was a child. It is still great fifty years later!

    None, 3 May 2021
  • Really amazing! The core of modern motion design! Great story!

    , 18 Jul 2019
  • portianay

    Ten minutes? TEN MINUTES? And I never got the point. Well, there's ten minutes of my life I can never reclaim...

    portianay, 7 Apr 2011
  • mp4c

    I have waited a long time to see this quirky short again. Definitely one of my favourites. Many thanks to all at the NFB and a special thanks to Albert.

    mp4c, 18 Mar 2010

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