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26 October 2020

Real-Life Nightmares

by Syd Briscoe

Greenpeace: “There's a Monster in My Kitchen” - 2 mins 12s

Greenpeace attempt to recapture the storybook magic of 2018's 'Rang-Tan' in their latest animated outing. Still concerned with the issue of deforestation, this film focuses on the impact of the industrial meat industry on the environment, as it razes endangered habitats to the ground in favour of the mass production of animal feed.

While the film's painterly animation creates a hand-crafted feel, and actor Wagner Moura (Narcos) provides a well-considered voiceover, this instalment doesn't quite capture the same vibe as its widely-acclaimed predecessor. Perhaps it's the more sinister soundtrack, or the emphasis on personal choice when a child's diet isn't the planet's greatest concern.

Regardless, this is a lovey piece of work which suggests that we can still have an impact on world-threatening issues - however small that may feel. Characterful design work on the jaguar really ups the film's poignancy and emotional impact, too.

Creative Agency: Mother Ⓟ Ⓦ
Senior Creative: Maria Pareja
Director: Tomm Moore / Fabian Erlinghäuser
Editor: Alan Slattery
Post Production: Coffee & TV Ⓟ Ⓦ
Compositor: Serge Ume / Morgan Fontana / Benjamin Zurstassen
Sound Designer: Mark Hellaby Ⓦ @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ
Composer: Bruno Coulais
Voiceover: Wagner Moura

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