The Box (1967)

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The Box is a 1967 Oscar-winning animated short film directed by Fred Wolf.

An old bearded man wearing a raincoat walks into a bar and sits down, placing a mysterious box next to him. The other patrons try, with varying success, to find out what’s inside. That is the premise here and it is quite interesting. It is the kind of old-fashioned cartoon that works well today as it did for its time and it is fun and charming.

It has a couple of good gags that rely on fun facial expressions and the animation is solid as the character designs are particularly memorable. But The Box is still not that worthy of an Oscar winner in my opinion as it isn’t as funny as it should have been, it is overly short and I did not get the point of its titular box at all.

The Box definitely has its amusing moments, but it is too short, too simplistic and not as funny as it could have been.

My Rating – 3.7

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