Tales from the Far Side (1994)
Tales from the Far Side II (1997)
Gary Larson's Tales From the Far Side is an animated short film created
in 1994 by Gary Larson, based on his The Far Side comic strip. It was
first shown as a Halloween special on US television, and later was awarded
the Grand Prix at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
The film is loosely structured, jumping between several simple stories.
Many of these situations use staple cliches of horror films, such as
undead monsters and the dark and stormy night. The stories sometimes
turn macabre, but are presented in a lighthearted fashion. They are mainly
as those in the printed comic, including lots of background throwaway gags
from well-known panels.
The characters and settings are all common to Larson's work, such as aliens,
anthropomorphic animals and other objects, and cowboys in the Old West.
The art style is essentially the same as that of The Far Side, though the
film necessarily adds animation and sound effects.
The animation was completely made in Vancouver, Canada at the now defunct
International Rocketship. It was directed by animator Marv Newland.
The film features an original music score by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell.
Some of the compositions from the soundtrack are included on his album Quartet.
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Video Codec: MPEG-4 Video
Video Resolution: 720 x 540
Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Frames Per Second: 29.971
Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
Audio Bitrate: 192 Kbps 48KHz
Audio Channels: 2
Framerate: 29.9 FPS
Number Of Parts: 2
Size:746 MB / 782,359,053 bytes