Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

The more I thought about the cuddly critter after I'd watched this funny and heart warming short, the more I liked him.

Badger is aiming for a big sleep, but try as he might he can't seem to get his head down. The neighbours are noisy and humans don't care what they put beneath his burrow.

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Sharon Colman's Oscar-nominated animation is charming, reminiscent of Quentin Blake, but with a style of its own. She has the sense to keep things simple, while still making a point. Although there is slapstick here, there is also a message - about our abuse of the countryside.

Special mention must be made of Rupert Degas's vocal talents (snoring and cawing) and Peter Gosling's perfect woodwind score.

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2006
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A badger with the bedtime blues.

Director: Sharon Colman

Writer: Sharon Colman

Year: 2005

Runtime: 6 minutes

Country: UK


Resfest 2006

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