One baaad apple
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from fictional history, it’s to be careful of apples. There was that one in the Garden of Eden that began all the trouble for starters. That’s something to bear in mind when you watch Danny Sangra’s new animated film DOWNSTREAM. It shows Danny expanding on his recent experiments with animation to start creating animated characters. They’re voiced by friends and 6-year-old nieces, and may be the beginning of a fertile new string to Danny’s bow, as if reproductive string is a thing.
DOWNSTREAM also features a magic hand, points out that a good story needs an erupting volcano, and acknowledges the wonder of the solid chocolate Kit-Kat, as well as introducing the aforementioned muscular space apple. All will become clear when you watch DOWNSTREAM. As Neil deGrasse Tyson (who may also appear in DOWNSTREAM if you squint hard at just the right moment) has said ‘The good thing about science is that it’s true whether you believe in it or not.’ And DOWNSTREAM is definitely science. But is it true?