Neighbours (1952 IMDb)


Live action and glorious stop motion (8 minutes). Tongue-in-cheek morality play.


An intoxicating flower appears between the property of two men. Not content to share it, they go to war. “Douhou ni shinsetsu nare”.


In line with the explicit moral message from the Christian Bible, the imagery is brutal, including hitting defenseless women with planks and kicking a baby in the head.

Norman McLaren animation movie