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    Planet Animation

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    Wind by Robert Lobel
    Bear Me by Katarzyna Wilk
    Marcel, King of Tervuren by Tom Schroeder
    The Origin of Creatures by Floris Kaayk

    Global warming has taken its toll on a windy town. The inhabitants are resourceful and adapt to the new routine -- that is until the gust stops... then things really get "blown" out of whack. Directed with humor, creativity and simplicity by Robert Lobel.
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    Bear Me
    Germany / Poland
    One day, I found a bear... or he found me. I couldn't get rid of him. We became to closest of friends. The film shows how love makes for strange bed partners. Directed by Katarzyna Wilk.
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    Marcel, King of Tervuren
    United States
    Marcel the Rooster, survives bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son Max. Despite being blind in one eye, he remains the proud King of Tervuren. Never underestimate the willpower of a one-eyed rooster. Cats are said to have nine lives. How many lives does a rooster have? A Greek tragedy as acted out by Belgian roosters. A mesmerizing animation directed by Tom Schroeder as told to him by his friend Ann (who also narrates the film).
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    The Origin of Creatures
    A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster and those left behind to pick up the pieces. From the rubble bizarre life forms with recognizable human parts bond together. Due to miscommunication this exercise, as with the Tower of Babel, is doomed to fail. A creepy, mind bending and might we say, "eye-popping" animation by Floris Kaayk.
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    [Original air date: Sat, May 17, 2014]

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