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June 11, 2009 7:06 AM   Subscribe

Trying to find an animated short film about opera that aired on PBS in [approximately] the late '90s.

A friend of mine asked for some help locating something he remembers watching ages ago -- we seem to have stumped Google, but now it's nagging at me, too. He writes:

I'm trying to remember the name of a short film shown as filler on my local PBS station about ten years ago... It's in Monty-Python-like cutout animation, and features a Daria-like deadpan female narrator summarizing the plots of famous operas. Every time someone dies, a bell rings, and a counter at the bottom of the screen goes up by one. I don't know enough about it to find it on IMDB, but it's definitely worth finding. And it really made me want to see Don Giovanni when I heard about the statue dragging him down to hell.

If it helps, 'local' for him would be near Harrisburg, PA.

posted by alynnk to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Sounds like All the Great Operas in 10 Minutes.
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:22 AM on June 11, 2009 [5 favorites]

Response by poster: Damn, that was fast. That appears to be it, thank you!
posted by alynnk at 7:30 AM on June 11, 2009

Glad to be of help. I first saw it on YouTube a few years ago and laughed my head off. I could have sworn that I was led to it from a Metafilter link, but I can't find any evidence of that now.
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:39 AM on June 11, 2009

Can't wait to watch this when I'm not at work.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:09 AM on June 11, 2009

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