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Mr. Plastimime is an animated short film by Daniel Greaves.

The film follows a mime by the name of Graeme, who's craft he finds is going unappreciated by his audiences. One day after an act, though, he finds himself drawn to a woman he lays eyes on.

The film was funded on Kickstarter on April 26th 2013, and can be watched here.

Mr. Plastimime contains examples of:

  • Art Shift: When Graeme and Betsy are dancing in their apartments, the art changes to a complete flat, black and white picture of them dancing together.
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  • Deliberately Monochrome: Pretty much everything in the film except Betsy's lips, the balloon Graeme blows up, and and the flames when Betsy's apartment catches fire is all done in black and white.
  • Everyone Hates Mimes: Graeme's act doesn't draw in very big crowds. And what few people do show up seem to walk out during his act. This is subverted with Betsy, who stays to the end of his most recent show, and then by everyone else when Graeme saves Betsy's life from the fire.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: Graeme sports a fedora, and climbs the side of the apartment building to save Betsy from the fire that broke out in her apartment.
  • Medium Blending: The characters are animated in Claymation, their faces are 2D, and the backgrounds are all CG.
  • Short Film: It's about nine minutes and forty-four seconds long.
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  • Walking Out on the Show: Most of Graeme's audience does this during his show at the beginning. Only Betsy stays to the end.


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