868. Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty – Nicky Phelan

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SUMMARY: A sadistic old woman tells her granddaughter a terrifying, didactic bedtime story.

WHY IT’S HERE: Based on a character created by Irish comedian Kathleen O’Rourke, who writes and narrates this film, ‘Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty’ is a very funny CG film which combines a 3D framing device with 2D story as the titular Granny scares the bejesus out of her granddaughter with a terrifying bedtime story. Well directed by Nicky Phelan, ‘Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty’ really belongs to O’Rourke whose performance and script are both terrific and are likely the main reason this charmingly sadistic little short received an Oscar nomination. Phelan would go on to work prominently on the popular children’s series ‘Octonauts’, although I for one would love to see her return to work with O’Rourke on more Granny O’Grimm shorts.

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