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Don Hertzfeldt plays the role of an angry, heartbroken animator in this clever, meta-satire of male fragility. A cartoon pick-up artist is violently torn to pieces by women, as seen through his one-sided, ridiculously melodramatic point of view. Despite this being Hertzfeldt's first student film, HBO named it "The World's Funniest Cartoon" in 1998.
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The first 16mm student animated short film was completed at the age of 18 at UC Santa Barbara. The short was produced for a beginning film class and went on to become a cult classic. "World's Funniest Cartoon" won the Grand Prize in 1998. The cartoon is a self-parody, told from the point of view of a "bitter filmmaker". In it, a crudely drawn male suitor is subjected to exaggerated bloody violence from all the unreasonably emotional and psychotic women he approaches, with each vignette closing as the paper physically crumples up the characters in a frustrated heap. The short is very hard to find due to the recent rarity of "Bitter Films: Volume One" and lack of other releases.
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