Film: Rainbow War
A film created for the Vancouver World's fair in 1986, Rainbow War is a light-hearted, cartoony little short that as the underlying Aesop of tolerance and love. Largely in Pantomime, the film tells the story of three kingdoms of color: The fearful Red, The arrogant Blue, and the dominating Yellow. While each kingdom hates the other for their differences, life is peaceful because there is no way to travel between kingdoms. This peace is shattered when a young Yellow inventor creates a flying contraption and crashes into the Red leader's daughter.What follows is, of course, a war of colorful paint between the three kingdoms.The film can be found here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1a3e8_rainbow-war_shortfilms
This film contains examples of:
- Always Save the Girl: The ceasefire begins when everyone spots the Red leader's daughter dangling off a cliff.
- An Aesop: The underlying message is that all of our differences can combine to make a beautiful rainbow. Aww.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. Both women end up covered in gobs of paint just like the men.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience
- Cool Shades: The leader of Yellow has them.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Red is Germany or Russia, Blue is French, Yellow is America.
- Iron Lady: The Yellow Kingdom's queen sports the Power Hair and Cool Shades to go with it.
- Visual Pun: A lot, as well as audio puns. The Yellow leader has the cry of a red-tailed hawk (that everyone will likely mistake for the cry of a bald eagle)