Neighbours (1952 IMDb)

Categorization

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

Subject

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

Commentary

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