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what makes a great animated film…is it the plot development? the characters? the musical numbers? the animation itself? it’s a combination of all of these. truthfully, most animated features are pretty standard as far as their presentation; this statement cannot be applied to John Korty’s 1983 cult favorite Twice Upon A Time, because it is anything but mainstream. however, the lack of traditional screen fare and unusual style approach are by no means negative traits. despite its initial commercial disappointment, the film is regarded as a tour de force in animation and lauded by artists and fan alike. it is also incredibly difficult to track down, and has only been available in VHS and Laser-disc formats. but Korty confirmed at an extremely rare screening of the film in Brooklyn, NY that Warner Bros. will finally release Twice Upon A Time on DVD this year. this includes both the PG-rated family-friendly version, and the profanity-laced “adult” version made without Korty’s consent. after years of wondering and waiting, we can emerge out of the Murkworks!

 

 

 

(author’s note: the opening credit music, Bruce Hornsby’s “Heartbreak Town”, is insanely catchy)

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