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Not Your Saturday Morning Cartoons

Not Your Saturday Morning Cartoons
Comedy, Animation, Short, Foreign | 2017 | NR. 1hr 10min
CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various

notyoursaturdaymorningbumbper1. SHMEAT
New Zealand | 6 min | Director Matasila Freshwater
Set in a dystopic New Zealand, where the struggle for food and resources takes a heavy toll on society, a peculiar scientist, LECTA, takes it upon herself to solve this crisis. Using biotechnology, LECTA procures human stem cells to help make a sustainable future, where “you are what you eat” is no longer a saying, but a lifestyle. 

2. SRY BSY
Germany | 3 min | Director Verena Westphal
Sry bsy - no time for nothing. Not even for spelling in full the words “sorry” and “busy”... This digital 2D animation is about obsessions, compulsions and the pressure of keeping up with the challenges of modern working life.

3. SQUIRREL ISLAND
UK | 21 min | Director Astrid Goldsmith 
A stop motion sci-fi action thriller about squirrel apartheid. Following Dot, a lone renegade grey squirrel, trapped on a hostile and mysterious red squirrel island. Teaming up with an extremely reluctant acorn partner, she uncovers a horrifying secret red squirrel plot.

4. THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RAT
UK | 6 min | Director Jan Julian Rospond
In the city shred by terror, a mysterious shape-shifting man strikes fear into the hearts of the citizens. A wild, innocent cat nearly falls victim to the strange monster, however he discovers his great secret.

5. TAVSAN KANI (RABBIT BLOOD)
Turkey | 5 min | Director Yagmur Altan
Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea. 

6. THE KING
UK | 13 min | Director Frederic Casella
An ambitious kid sets up his first drug deal, but his plans are derailed by a chance encounter with a storytelling stranger in a launderette.

7. THE ITCHING
USA | 15 min | Director Dianne Bellino
In this handmade collaboration, a shy wolf tries to befriend a group of hip, party-loving bunnies but finds her body is in revolt.

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