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Skywhales (1983)

A race of aliens living on a floating island prepares to hunt the giant Skywhales whose origins are slowly unveiled.

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Phil Austin, Derek W. Hayes (as Derek Hayes)

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Phil Austin, Derek W. Hayes (as Derek Hayes)
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Robert Llewellyn ... Voices (voice)
Bernie Evans Bernie Evans ... Voices (voice)
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A race of aliens living on a floating island prepares to hunt the giant Skywhales whose origins are slowly unveiled.

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UK

Release Date:

19 August 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Luftvalar See more »

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A wild and weird world
9 October 2000 | by pmcollectorboySee all my reviews

Skywhales is a strange but very deep animated short. It opens on an unknown alien world and in a tribal village floating high in the sky. During the hunting season, many of the village's males go out in airships to hunt the massive skywhales. The father figure of the film's central family is one such hunter. But hunting the massive creatures carries many risks, including a strange curse that turns a random hunter into a ghastly white zombie.

Despite the film's shortness and the characters' alien language, Skywhales has a certain depth to it. You can see and feel the world surrounding the film. The people seen in this film seem to have a living culture and a real language, and despite not being able to understand them, you can still feel and see their emotions. If you ever find a tape of the first international tournee of animation, you should check this short out. It is very deep and very cool.


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