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The Surprise Demise of Francis Cooper's Mother (2008)

Director: Felix Massie

Tagline: A story about death

Three different characters related their experiences about death after accidents and misfortune affect them all. One has just had his mother die and draws his own death timeline, another accidentally hit a pedestrian in her car and can't talk about it and another had one of his cats end up in the dryer by mistake and seems unfussed.

Narrated by Alexi Sayle this short has a great flat animation style that looks very grungy, but suits the storyline and you can still relate to the characters. I would not recommend this short to cat lovers, but it is still a funny story and has the moral that you shouldn't obsess over death as it is a natural part of life.

Rating: 8/10


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