1. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    I really loved it. And I don’t do animation much. The style grated on me a bit when it first changed from sepia b/c I’m not used to modern anime conventions (and b/c I love sepia), but my reluctance was solidly overcome by a great little film.

    I’m not sure how I feel about the narration at the end. More words earlier or no words at all might have been better, from my perspective, but it’s still a great film.

  2. MetzO'Magic says

    What Inaji said. The many unintended (well, mostly) consequences of mankind’s intrusion into the habitats of Earth’s indigenous wildlife.

  3. Adam Yates says

    Cheer up Rich! Just a little. For although many species were tragically lost from Lord Howe Island the film’s subject, the Lord Howe Island stick insect, lives on. A tiny population of just a few individuals was found clinging to a single bush growing on Ball’s Pyramid, a rocky islet near Lord Howe. Ball’s Pyramid actually features in the film – its in the background of the British explorer ship scene – before they make landfall on Lord Howe.
    These precious few individuals have been taken into captivity and are breeding prolifically, so much so there are now plans to re-introduce the insect to the main island – but they’ll have to get rid of all the rats first.
    A nice good news story in an otherwise very depressing subject.

  4. ll11 says

    I’m a little disappointed with the visual metaphor of the ‘souls’ of the extinct animals drifting away, because I know my Christian friends are going to look at that and say, ‘those animals still exist with God, and he can restore them after the rapture.’