Hot Stuff (1971)

16 Dec
Director  Zlatko Grgic
Producer  Dominion Fire Commissioner, Dept. of Public Works, Ottawa. Made and released by National Film Board of Canada.
Contributors  Producers, Robert Verrall, Wolf Koenig; story, Don Arioli; music, Bill Brooks; animation camera, Simon Leblanc; voices, Don Arioli, Gerald Budner, John Howe
Length  9 min
B&W/Color  color
UO Library Catalog description:  An animated film which warns of the dangers of fire that is allowed to get out of control.
Call # FILM Ma211
Genre  instructional
Rare  yes
Online  no
Copyright status  protected
Physical condition  fair
Oregon-related  no


Actually begins with gods creating the world, then uses the story of a caveman and his snake friend (or Adam and the serpent?) to demonstrate fire safety before moving on to a hateful couple who destroy everything they touch with fire. A horrifying film on pretty much every possible level. Eva Szasz, director of Cosmic Zoom, is credited onscreen as being part of the animation team.

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