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Moonbird

USA, 1959 (MIFF 1960, Programme 15)

Director: John Hubley

A colour cartoon on the fantasy of childhood. Two small boys, armed with rope, cage and bait, embark upon a nighttime expedition to capture the nocturnal bird. A bird does finally appear. Making friends, the boys persuade the bird to go home with them. A first prize at Venice.

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