14 September 2011

The Lady and The Reaper

An old lady is nearing the end of her days and she longs to be with the husband she has lost. So, when death pays her a visit on night in the form of a rather comical Grim Reaper then she touches his extended hand without fear. Only, she has not considered that a meddlling doctor on our side of the great divide will decide that she must be resuscitated.

So ensues a terrific fight between the Reaper and the doctor, who fight fiercely over the mortal coil of the ancient dame. The Reaper eventually gives up, but the old lady has different ideas altogether. She is not going to let death give up that easily, No Sir-ee Bob!

This wonderful 3D imaging short film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2009. Although it lost out to Logorama, it did win the Goya Award for its creator Javier Recio Gracia. We just think it's a shame that Oscars can't be shared!