528. The Fly – Ferenc Rofusz

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SUMMARY: A day in the life of a fly, from the fly’s own perspective.

WHY IT’S HERE: Hungarian animator Ferenc Rofusz walked away with 1980 Oscar for Best Animated Short for his fascinating 3 minute look at the world from a fly’s perspective. Despite technological advances which have made images like those seen here easier to produce, ‘The Fly’ still looks remarkable today, even more so for having been hand-drawn. The experience of watching ‘The Fly’ feels uncannily like being a fly yourself, resulting in a remarkable and slightly nauseating experience. While there is obviously not much to speak of in the way of plot, ‘The Fly’ is an artistic landmark in 80s animation quite different from any of the other Oscar winners of that decade.

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