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Spinnolio ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB525290
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Wolf Koenig, Derek Lamb
Directors:  John Weldon
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Social Issues
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1977
Running Time:  9:51

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Traditional folklore takes a wry turn in this animated tale about a carved wooden puppet who lacks mobility and human consciousness. Noted for his "cool head" and unruffled personality, the inanimate Spinnolio makes a totally passive, though quite successful go at life, until his employer decides to replace him with a computer. A modern-day fairy tale that smacks of the sardonic and has philosophical implications about the nature of consciousness, the work ethic, interpersonal relationships, and the citizen in society.

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