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The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead (2014)

After their home is destroyed, Boxhead & Roundhead must head to the big city to battle red tape, rent, rats and the rat race to get it back. Art and industry, friendship and foul play are ... See full summary »

Director:

Elliot Cowan

Writers:

Elliot Cowan (story), Elliot Cowan | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeremy Beck Jeremy Beck ... Boxhead (voice)
Elliot Cowan Elliot Cowan ... Roundhead (voice)
Carl Doonan Carl Doonan ... Clerk (voice)
Boris Hiestand ... Lars (voice)
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After their home is destroyed, Boxhead & Roundhead must head to the big city to battle red tape, rent, rats and the rat race to get it back. Art and industry, friendship and foul play are all in the mix in this, the first feature length Boxhead & Roundhead stressful adventure. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Romania | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2014 (Romania) See more »

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Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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A Handcrafted Alternative to 3D Sheen
23 July 2016 | by Petman88See all my reviews

I was given a chance to get a sneak peak at this movie in return for my honest opinion, which I'm happy to deliver here. As a fan of Cowan's previous work I'd been looking forward to this movie for years, and I am happy to say that I walked away from my viewing satisfied.

This film warms my animation-loving heart. I respect and appreciate all styles and techniques, but I'll always have a spot in my soul for the kind of 2D animation I grew up. This film might be made using the latest computer software but the art-style and fundamentals are rooted in the traditional work of Warner Brothers, UPA, and Hanna Barbera.

In Boxhead & Roundhead the titular friends and/or brothers are forced to leave their rural home when a mysterious object shot out of a nearby factory crushes it. They travel through a literal jungle to the urban jungle, where they are faced with the most horrifying force of all: bureaucracy.

The story isn't the most complicated in the world but as the story progressed I was pleasantly surprised to find it builds to something bigger than I'd expected. The start is a little slow but it ends in a frantic, funny, and satisfying conclusion.

I fully recommend Boxhead & Roundhead to anyone looking for a funny, handcrafted, and visually interesting piece of 2D art in a world of mega-million dollar 3D movie. This movie isn't perfect but most of its flaws are to be expected given the movie's minuscule budget. Some scenes feel a little dragged out and the audio recording isn't the best. If those sound like big deals to you then knock a few points off my score.

My 10/10 is for fans of independent animation, who understand the struggle animators go through to produce truly unique and independent work.


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