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Web Animation / Doll Face

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Doll Face is a short animation about a robot attempting to imitate the human faces it sees on a TV screen. It's chilling and beautiful, and can be found here:

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  • And I Must Scream: Maybe. We aren't sure whether the machine is still conscious by the end or not. But it did blink...
  • Cute Machines: The robot, if for no other reason than how much of a woobie she is.
  • Downer Ending: The robot's attempts to become beautiful end with her being unable to reach the television screen. When she desperately attempts to reach it, her mechanisms break and she dies.
    • Shoot the Shaggy Dog
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: The poor robot.
  • Visual Pun: A very, very dark example toward the end; true beauty is unreachable.
  • When She Smiles: The machine only smiles once, when she finishes her first beauty task and believes she's succeeded. Trust us, you'll appreciate that smile after you see the ending.


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