Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray

On a small planet lived a girl and a cow.

The narrative voice is telling a fairy story, except there are no fairies here, only a girl with a cold, a cow that jumps over the moon and a bad tempered hornet.

The cow and the hornet are stuck on the moon, which is the size of a large cheese, and the little girl watches, helplessly, from her sneezy room.

The animation is inspired, unique, inventive, based on pop-up book illustrations, except no one pops, they scramble, with their heads dangling, as if from a pin.

Even this does not do justice to the exquisite childish wonder of a radical nursery rhyme (that doesn't rhyme).

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2004
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On a small planet lived a girl and a cow.

Director: Leigh Hodgkinson

Writer: Leigh Hodgkinson

Starring: Tom Hillenbrand, Robert Llewellyn, Matt Lucas

Year: 2003

Runtime: 3 minutes

Country: UK


Sundance 2005

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