Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, The (2005, AUS) C-26m. n/r D: Anthony Lucas. Starring (the voices of) Joel Edgerton, Helmut Bakaitis, Jude Beaumont, Tommy Dysart. Oscar-nominated animated short subject about a navigator who travels around in his airship looking for a cure for viral disease that is wiping out humanity. By chance they stumble upon island in the sky with strange creatures. Beautifully designed, intriguing science-fiction, although it does have an industrial, gothic touch recalling the early 20th century. Reminiscent of the bizarre worlds of Tim Burton and Henry Selick, warmly recommended to genre fans.

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