short film The Hole © Brandon Films / Storyboard Inc
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The Hole

In this Oscar winning Cold War short by John and Faith Hubley, two construction workers at the bottom of a pit improvise dialog, discussing nuclear war, and other more trivial subjects, while a crane overhead occaisionally looms into sight, threatening to drop a huge load of steel on them.

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Ex-Disney animator John Hubley, later with his wife Faith, was a radical filmaker. They had already won an Oscar in the late 50's for the completely un-scripted 'Moonbird', in which...
Created by: Brandon Films, Storyboard Inc
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Dizzy Gillespie ... Worker 1
George Matthews ... Worker 2
Directed by: John Hubley
Produced by: Faith Hubley, John Hubley and Pat Byron
Writing Credits: Faith Hubley and John Hubley
Animated by: Bill Littlejohn and Gary Mooney

short film The Hole © Brandon Films / Storyboard IncOscar winner, best animated short subject - 1962.

Note: I don't know of any specific Hubley compilations which contain this film, so the ebay search is deliberately open-ended. For example, I found it on a public domain disc for $2, but Hubley's Everybody Ride the Carousel starts at $150 used on Amazon. It is not on either of the first two volumes of the three volume John and Faith Hubley collection, and I don't know what's on three. The search also doesn't include the phrase 'the hole' since this was a major 2003 movie, but once you get there you can tweak the search.

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'Independent Spirits' - PBS article on Hubleys -- View section of 'The Hole' online (scroll down a little: link is in left column). Also an excellant site in general, giving good background on the Hubleys.
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