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Directed by Daniel Greaves
United Kingdom, 1991
Animation, Short, Comedy


A discarded cartoon character and some spilt ink combine and interact as if the cartoonist had drawn their actions. Discovering them, the cartoonist then joins in the interaction.

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Manipulation Directed by Daniel Greaves

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1992 | Winner: Best Short Film, Animated

Chicago International Film Festival

1992 | Winner: Best Short Film (Silver Plaque)

Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films

1991 | Winner: Animation (Golden Mikeldi)

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