They’ve seen the family farm become a factory farm. They’ve learned the truth about industrial dairy facilities. And now they’re trying to escape the perils of a meatpacking plant. They are Leo, Moopheus, and Chickity, the animated stars of a series of short films by Free Range Studios and nonprof Sustainable Table.
Interestingly, that same weekend, Saw III, a horror flick I had referenced in describing the surprising level of gore in Fast Food Nation, made $2.8 million, more than seven times as much as moola as FFN. (Get it? Ha ha, moo-la. Ahem.) I guess that’s the difference between having a major marketing firm pushing your film and leaving it to a cow in dark glasses.
Below the fold, The Meatrix II½ via YouTube, a lower-quality version for those of you too lazy to click this link.