Animation: Edmond was a Donkey

Published On June 11, 2014 | By Joe Gordon | Animation, Film TV & Theatre

Franck Dion’s Edmond Was a Donkey is an intriguing short animated film, that manages to capture that happy-sad contrasting combination of emotions, as we see the quiet, little Edmond, picked on at work, always the target for practical jokes. One day two mean co-workers deftly place a papier mache hat on his head that resembles donkey’s ears and he doesn’t notice for most of the day, but far from being upset when he finds out, he realises something about his own identity, something unusual that others will not understand. Is he mentally ill, aberrant? And even if he is, if he’s happier this way, is it really wrong? Dion, you may recall, was also behind the very unusual Monsieur Cok animation I blogged about several months back. (warning, couple of mildly NSFW scenes):

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Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk’s chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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