Nov. 1st, 2008 07:17 am FLiFF Short "Animated American"
The short story was engaging. The acting was appropriate and supported the plot. The plot twists and the animation gimmicks highlighted the theme.
It was film noir, Eerie Comics and Looney Tunes rolled into one short film that entertained and spoke to "Cinema Insiders." With Tex Avery influenced animation, "Animated American" says much in 15 minutes.
Jason Marsden is the leading man and Jon Polito voices the leading animation character. Given that Marsden voices many animation motion pictures, both actors could have switched roles. The casting is that seamless.