Two Balloons

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12th September 2018
    

Stop Motion Animation At Its Complete Best

Two Balloons tells the tale of two lemurs on an adventure high in the clouds, living nice peaceful lives, until fate and bad weather thrusts them together.

It’s been five years since we last had anything from writer and director Mark C. Smith, that being A House, A Home in 2012 with Denmark coming prior to that in 2011.

What he’s been up to since then is anyone’s guess, but mine would be that he’s been honing his craft in stop motion animation. If this is true, it was well worth the wait.

Two Balloons is a beautiful, mesmerising short film. The level of detail with the models and sets are mind-blowing. You could watch this any number of times and still see things you missed first time round.

The story, which sees two lemurs in homemade hot air balloons, come across each other mid-sky right before a storm disrupts their genteel ways, is silent but stunningly, beautifully told.

Two Balloons is right up there with Wes Anderson and Aardman for it’s story-telling and look and feel and, what it lacks in the humour of those two, it more than makes up for with heart.

THE QUICK SELL
Two Balloons will lift your spirits and make you marvel at the wonders of stop motion animation

DIRECTED BY
Mark C. Smith

WRITTEN BY
Mark C. Smith

Running Time:
9min

CAST & CREW
Mark C. Smith

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UK Box Office

#Title
1

Joker

2

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

Judy

9

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10

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US Box Office

#Title
1

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

2

Joker

3

The Addams Family

4

Zombieland: Double Tap

5

Countdown

6

Black and Blue

7

Gemini Man

8

The Lighthouse

9

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10

Abominable

UK Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

Joker

£5,489,7163682£40,302,422
2

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

£3,300,0001610£3,300,000
3

Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

£1,305,5111584£1,305,511
4

Zombieland: Double Tap

£1,242,3521446£1,242,352
5

Abominable

£999,3512575£3,716,273
6

Gemini Man

£711,9252511£3,203,383
7

Official Secrets

£537,9901379£537,990
8

Judy

£520,9323574£6,277,344
9

Downton Abbey

£420,1356511£26,659,286
10

Hustlers

£173,6996230£7,253,643

US Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

£19,369,87723790£66,245,035
2

Joker

£19,248,03543936£277,931,557
3

The Addams Family

£12,006,00734102£73,101,705
4

Zombieland: Double Tap

£11,817,48723468£47,217,760
5

Countdown

£8,865,08212675£8,865,082
6

Black and Blue

£8,376,84612062£8,376,846
7

Gemini Man

£4,065,50233008£43,407,915
8

The Lighthouse

£3,029,9592586£3,610,446
9

The Current War: Directors Cut

£2,633,71711022£2,633,717
10

Abominable

£2,085,22552196£56,904,720