One Night Only [Matt Bissett-Johnson, Australia, 2018]

In this surreal and often quite funny animation, animator Matt Bissett-Johnson presents the short but memorable tale of the amazing Pigly, a pig like creature who puts on the show of a lifetime to a crowd. Pigly appears to die on stage and the audience are informed of the circus’ no refunds policy.

The animation is both somewhat minimalist and delightfully strange, often putting this reviewer in mind of The Ren and Stimpy Show [John Kricfalusi, USA, 1991-1993] with its demented characters. The scratchy and faded colouring evokes an old-fashioned look similar to a Victorian