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Champagne and the Talking Eggs

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Champagne and the Talking Eggs

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Animation, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it an A

No, this is not a cooking video. It is, however, a feast for the eyes, as animator Michael Sporn renders two kids’ stories — one magical, one all too real — in delicious colors and textures. In The Talking Eggs, adapted from a Creole folktale (and narrated, rather robotically, by Danny Glover), well-meaning yet unappreciated Selina does a good deed for a mysterious old lady, who helps her achieve a new self-respect. The second entry, Champagne, is also a story of self-respect, but this one is no fantasy: Fourteen-year-old Champagne Saltes narrates a brief yet powerful docudrama about her life, in which she describes her childhood neglect, her mother’s drug abuse and life in jail, her life in a convent school for prisoners’ daughters — and her optimistic plans for the future. This Champagne certainly deserves a toast — if not a medal. A