Rate a 5
Note:there is spoken audio which is somewhat rare given the age of production.
Both introduction and conclusion were either rushed in or cut short. Going back to the days of bed time i prefer to be ease in to what is happening rather than being told. Maybe it is because i overthink things. For being eased in allows the listen or viewer to relax. You don't wish much else for the viewer to feel depending on the genre it is based on. For example if you watched a horror movie and the first think you see and hear is a ghost saying boo
will that scare you? Or will you start asking why? Why a ghost? I just got here and you want me gone? Slightly unrealistic on the last part but the point is on point. Slow and steady wins the race. Similar notes could be stated on a short ending but you get the idea, i hope.
As for the message. This story reflects on need. Can't say what life was in the early 1900's or before but here in the 2000 era we as humans feel entitled to about everything. Whether it is a job or a parking spot. Yes, a parking spot. A small publicly owned piece of dirty flat land. Need is show by actions that lead to our goal we have in mind. At first we know our day will be busy so we try a low energy approach, begging. Generally, that tends to fail so as we fall deeper into a barrel of our emotions we go for costly energy approaches to suit our need want. Like complaining or fighting. Having given you a taste on my line of thinking let's reflect on how need works into the story.
Need here failed. While it did work in some regard the story failed to teach the viewer. Rather than showing how a try and try again approach for the goal they should have gone for a match up comparison. What i mean is going back to the need approach in relation to energy input if we really thought on our first action we took at problems we would not need to waste that extra time. This is why they drill in efficiency at work. With match up comparison you take in all the factors or most of them. What is at stake? How it came to be? what is the worth? You know really become strategical about this. Then when enough information is pooled go with the verdict even if means just walking away.
-black and white
-characters and background are drawn well
-Although the characters voices were off track slight or clearly at times the voice work was a nice touch and did bring some connection to the story. For the acting job was decent.
-A nice touch of animation sound effects
I know what you might be thinking older is not 'hip' or 'meh' for there are plenty of more cooler things now. While that is true, you are also wrong. Think of it this way, you understand how you were born hopefully... think in the same regard to cellphones and radios and so forth. Something had to start the change of success. Seeing a similar message or an even greater one when it was harder to show given the time means so much more. That is partially why people say our parents old stuff is worth money generally.