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Animation short - Morris dancing badgers

Mr Red 02 Dec 18 - 05:45 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 02 Dec 18 - 06:08 PM
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Joe Offer 02 Dec 18 - 09:57 PM
Mr Red 03 Dec 18 - 04:14 AM
FreddyHeadey 03 Dec 18 - 06:34 AM
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Subject: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Dec 18 - 05:45 PM

It is part of a show entitled "Animation 2018" and is about British animators' recent works.

It will be on the BBC iPlayer soon.

The particular short is called "Quaratine" by Astrid Goldsmith.

A beautifully observed, humorous piece involving Morris dancing badgers and a quirky plot involving rats and other mammals in cages. But the animator has watched Morris well and may even be a closet dancer! It seems to be 22 minutes into the whole show.

Well worth the effort.


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 02 Dec 18 - 06:08 PM

I will look for it...

I hope you will post a BBC link soon...

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Something, internet strange, has happened in the past year....spoofing, proxy, ISOL.


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Dec 18 - 06:22 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0btyx1s/animation-2018-quarantine looks to be it.


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Dec 18 - 09:57 PM

Dang. I went through the whole regime of registering with BBC and everything, and THEN I'm informed the content is not available in my area.
Drat.
Dagnabbit.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: Mr Red
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 04:14 AM

see Mock Duck Studios   Maybe it is still in Quarantine?



I'll get my baldrics............


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 06:34 AM

maybe it will play from the brick page?

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-quarantine-2018-online


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 06:43 AM

!
edit 'brick' = BFI (British Film Institute)


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: oldhippie
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 07:54 AM

How can one outside the UK see it?


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 08:35 AM

oldhippie
what happens when you open the bfi.org link above?


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 08:35 AM

All of the music is by Craig Gell, he used to be in folk bands and is a multi-instrumentalist.
He is now a composer for film and tv, you can find more of his work here:
http://craiggellmusic.com/


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 01:32 PM

Very good animation and thoroughly enjoyable but I am not sure what the message is. May take a couple of attempts to get it but the folk club awaits!


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: keberoxu
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 01:39 PM

That MockDuck blue clicky link
at least has a series of still photo shots from the film.


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: GUEST,JoeG
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 02:09 PM

I really enjoyed it. The 3 Crow Boys one was excellent too


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: oldhippie
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 04:36 PM

FreddyHeadey - I get a screen "location not authorised, cannot be viewed outside the UK".


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 05:49 PM

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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: Mr Red
Date: 04 Dec 18 - 04:31 AM

I am not sure what the message is

IMNSHO there is little or no message - just a delightful, well observed, well made bit of fluff. Made me smile, even laugh at times.


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: Jos
Date: 04 Dec 18 - 05:37 AM

Maybe they are telling us to stop the badger cull. (And to stop keeping other wild animals in cages?)


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: DaveRo
Date: 04 Dec 18 - 07:28 AM

I can see what it's trying to say but to me its messages are very mixed. The intended parallels with human xenophobia are made explicit on the BFI site.
A post-Brexit pagan dance fantasy about a troupe of Morris-dancing badgers trying to avoid the animal quarantine compound which has been built above their burrow. Living in a border town on the south east coast of England, the badgers are struggling to keep their old folk traditions alive in the face of change. They refuse to acknowledge the plight of their neighbours, the caged quarantine inmates, fearing physical and even ideological contamination, until Frank, a young badger, goes rogue.

Intoxicated by the exotic rhythms drummed out by the resourceful animals on their cage bars, Frank the young badger starts dancing forbidden new steps, risking the wrath of the Morris troupe. But when tragedy strikes, Frank must forge a new friendship inside the quarantine in order to help the Morris troupe survive.
The badgers perhaps briefly express some common 'animality' with the detainees - who may be all non-native species - it's not obvious. And I suspect there is a link with badger culling - humans could do with a bit of animality.

That the author uses morris dancers to represent the intolerant indigenous population is interesting but I think it's confusing. And it all ends without resolution; which may be deliberate - or not.


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: Charmion
Date: 04 Dec 18 - 06:37 PM

I have clicked on every link, but nobody's version of this video is available in Canada.

It sucks to be us.


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Subject: RE: Animation short - Morris dancing badgers
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Dec 18 - 09:00 AM

The animator told me there was no international distribution at present, but they obviously would like it to happen. Maybe one day.

She was suitably rewarded by the interest & comments herein.

From my perspective: any message that can be gleaned is observational, not preaching. Resolution would not be an analogue for the divided nation we have right now. Unresolved says far more!
IMNSHO


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