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Bob's Birthday

Canada, 1993 (MIFF 1994, Animation Focus)

Director: Alison Snowden, David Fine

Surprise birthday parties can be risky. Especially when the guest of honour is turning forty. Poor Bob! It's tough turning forty! Midlife crisis and all, poor dear!

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