It would be very sad if this film was out of print. It makes the message of the film that much more poignant- that people depend on each other to keep themselves or their work going.
Hey Karl (Jarl? ) - a question, if you can remember. Did each character have a key permanently in their back, or was there a single key that they both used? For some reason I started to think maybe I had seen this film and it was called The Key, but my mind was probably just playing tricks on me. Plus a search for The Key hasn't turned anything likely up yet.
Mike- are you sure the title was English? There are a lot of clay animated films in Europe. That might make it harder to find.
Lol I don't think it's even a real memory to be honest!
And we worry about false memories being created during hypnosis! :P :D
Positive I've seen this. Going to look harder.
Now that you mention similar themes, wasn't there a scene in Return to Oz where Tik Tok (the wind up clockwork man) was running down and he was wise enough to oil the tin woodsman as his final act, and as soon as the woodsman could move again he wound up Tik Tok? Or something like that?
Nevermind - I don't think there even was a tin woodsman in Return to Oz!! Tik Tok needed both his brain and his action wound up, and I think he also needed to be oiled. I seem to vaguely remember something where he was winding down in a room with one other character who was also winding down in some fashion and they each took their last moments of functionality to get the other one going - but again, this could be my overactive imagination inventing things.
I can't say with any certainty, but there is a film about two boxers who literally pound the clay out of each other. If you can find that, you might find the artist was the same person who created the film about the wind-up characters. From what I can remember, the style was very similar. The animator-director on the boxing film was Hungarian, I believe.