The 10-minutes cartoon film THE SAUSAGE RUN tells the tragic story of a little lamb with the help of multiple Zoetropes, loosely based on the well-known Grimm’s fairy tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.
On the subject of bribery, desire for meat and the ruthless treatment of animals, the fairy tale, inspired by Wilhelm Busch's vicious narrative style, is told in a completely new and humorous way with the help of Zoetropes.
Zoetropes are historical optical and rather primitive devices that display sequences of drawn images in motion. It’s an invention from 1834 and a forerunner of film technology.
The roles of the humans and animals are exchanged. The human characters in the film are depicted as anthropomorphous animals. The animal in the story, the big bad wolf, is here a human being.
The family of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ consists of the mother sheep, the lamb as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and a grandfather sheep. The forester and his wife are dogs with a soft spot for sausages. The wolf, a butcher, is a man with a serious problem - he has run out of sausages.
Greed, venality, false trust, meat consumption, inconsiderate behavior towards animals.
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Additional to the film I offer a Zoetrope craft-set which includes animation strips from the film.
DVD or download for an individual teacher (private purchase) in the classroom or church congregations for community events with the right to non-commercial public screening within the facility (please note outdoor advertising ban), without lending rights. License duration of the DVD: Printlife
DVD or download for schools in the classroom or church congregations for community events with the right to non-commercial public screening within the facility (please note outdoor advertising ban), without lending rights. License duration of the DVD: Printlife
DVD or film-file for non-commercial public presentations as a media library, image center, denominational media library, media library of a deanery or church district, religious education office or institute or as a media library of a department, with the right to borrow. License duration of the DVD: Printlife
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