Quix Picks: My Life as a Zucchini

In my last post I asked you to share your best punch line. Thanks for the submissions! Here are two that got us laughing:

“The chicken’s going to a gig!”

Best read with a yeti accent: ”Ah, but when you rub it, it becomes an attaché case!”

My Life as a Zucchini

A French claymation film about the trauma of losing your parents as a child and living in a foster home. Are you still with me? You should be!

This wondrous movie taps directly into childhood wonder, joy, sadness, loneliness, anger, love. The sheer depth of emotion rings true – I still remember – to our experience as children.

I recently wrote how much I loved the movie Kubo, also a claymation movie. They are both Oscar-nominated, both about ‘hard’ subjects (Kubo is about death) but the claymation is worlds apart. Kubo was smooth, slick. ‘Zucchini’ has more of a Gumby/Davey & Goliath feel. It wears its homespun clay molding, like its raw emotion, on its sleeve. And I love that.

And for those of you that are sub-title gun-shy, it’s actually voiced by an American cast (including Will Arnett, Ellen Page, Amy Sedaris) for U.S. release.

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