“A Town Called Panic” was a total surprise when I saw it in the theater. I loved it, and still think it is a must see for animators. It is an excellent example of a film displaying “exuberance.” An unrestrained joyful energy. With the simplest of materials, they created a world of bizarre events that sustains itself with constant surprises. What the characters are saying is not nearly as important as the emphasis and voice quality. Also the pauses and spaces that contrast with the fast talking and give the impression of the characters thinking.
I must give it my highest praise. “I wish I made that.”
Here are some of the original TV shorts that led to the feature film: