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With: Julia Pott, Winona Mae, Sara Cushman (voices)
Written by: Don Hertzfeldt
Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 17
Date: 03/31/2015

World of Tomorrow (2015)

4 Stars (out of 4)

Proud of My Sadness

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

American Don Hertzfeldt is a double Oscar nominee, for his demented, hilarious Rejected (2000), and for this, the great World of Tomorrow. (He deserved to win for both, but lost.) The small masterpiece World of Tomorrow features two of Hertzfeldt's traditional, simple, stick-like characters, but occupying a truly astounding, disturbing, and hilarious version of the future. Little Emily (voiced by carefree Winona Mae) receives a visit from her third-generation clone, and learns about what the future will be like. Hertzfeldt's use of sound, space, color, and movement is truly amazing, and seems to have come from some painfully primal place. (See also Hertzfeldt's equally astonishing feature film, It's Such a Beautiful Day.)

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