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In The White Suit is the well-tailored gent of the title a maverick research chemist played by Alec Guinness who conducts unofficial experiments to perfect an ideal fabric which never gets dirty or worn out. Guinness is spectacular in the role. exploiting his trademark quiet smarrniness to great effect as he fends off advances from all sections of society.

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Fast on the iluiiy tail oi FernCully’s coo-animation, Once Upon A Forest aims itseii more directly at a younger audience. The Hanna-Barbara style is

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television material, but rather recalls classic storybook illustration. Kids will iall tor the cute young animals who all have a cartoonish coming-oi-

age experience when toxic waste Guinness is hounded and threatens the liie Oi one of their eventually broken by an lllOllllS. unholy alliance of bosses

and workers, both of whose livelihoods are threatened by his invention. In a superbly controlled finale. Mackendrick has Guinness literally engulfed by darkness, with only his shining suit acting as some kind of fatal beacon for his pursuers. What is so unsettling about the film, though. is the glimpse it gives of a vanished world

Uniortunately, the songs aren’t up to ; the standard oi composer James liorner and animator David Klrschner’s previous outing, An American 'l’ail. But, hey, it’s Britain’s Michael Clawiord swapping his Frank Spencer beret and Phantom oi the Opera cloak tor the vocal role oi the youngsters’ mentor, Cornelius the badger - a career move to rival Condornlan. All in all, it’s unlikely to enter the upper realms oi children's animation, but it will keep a pre-schooi audience quiet tor a while

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