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Rating: 8 stars


short film Oscar nominee

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Seen on: 02/05/2020

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The Big Story (1994)

Directed by David Stoten, Tim Watts

Comedy | Animation | Short

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In a witty homage to Kirk Douglas’s films, all three characters ARE Kirk Douglas at various stages of his career. The short action takes place in a news room. A young reporter looking for his big chance pleads with his editor to give him a breaking story.

Length 2 minutes


Frank Gorshin

Viewing Notes

RIP Kirk Douglas

December 9, 1916 - February 5, 2020

This is lovely!

“This homage to the actor, in which multiple Douglases do verbal battle with each other, was created by British filmmakers Tim Watts and David Stoten, and would go on to win the 1994 BAFTA for best animated short. It was also nominated for a best animated short Oscar, and with a runtime of 1-minute-56-seconds (with credits), it ranks among the shortest animated films ever nominated for that honor. Frank Gorshin handled the vocal duties as Douglas.”


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