Overall: 8
Story: 7
Animation: 6
Cinematography: 7
Sound: 7

The Pepperonis

Directed By: Philip Heinrich

Genre: Parody, Drama, Comedy
Length: 0:3:34
Released: August 5th, 2007

Director's Comments

This film tells the story of the Pepperoni family. Because all the pizza on earth can't change destiny. It would be very helpful to watch The Godfather in order to understand much of the humor in this film.

I made this in less than 24 hours for the third annual 24-Hour Animation Contest. It placed second over all, a pleasant surprise - this was my first time entering the competition, so it was an entirely new challenge for me. The theme announced at the start of the 24 hours for the competition was "What really happened."

Staff Review

Jonathan Vaughan:
This humorous parody of The Godfather is one of Sméagol's most clever and memorable films, and a standout considering it was made for THAC. Despite some less-than-perfect animation, it is surprisingly nice technically and impressive in length. If you're at least a little familiar with The Godfather, you may get some of the jokes, but to fully appreciate this you will have to have seen the movie or read the book. Highly recommended!

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