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Icarus

Anyone familiar with the art of sandpaintings will appreciate this 1996 animated short from Hungary. Géza M. Tóth, founder of the KEDD Animation Studio, paints in the sand at a seashore to retell the ancient myth of Icarus and his yearning to fly. The concept is brilliant, as well as the use of all the detritus that washes ashore — for instance, driftwood and seashells. Tóth is perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated short Maestro, but Icarus is just as original and imaginative.

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