Ain't No Fish

by Tom Gasek and Miki Cash

Musicale | Regno Unito | 2013 | altro | 4 min.italian subtitles by EMM

Date saturday 5 july

Location Teatro Filodrammatici - ESTE (PD), via Calle della Musica, 13

Fish shot 1
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Ain't No Fish is a short stop motion animated film that is set to the music and lyrics of Sigman and Russell and performed by Hoagy Carmichael. It's an 'easy-go-lucky' song about fishing and why 'Some Days There Just Ain't No Fish'. Animated seals in the Arctic sing the show tune and it's slowly revealed in the background why there 'Ain't No Fish.' Despite the upbeat attitude of the seals the garbage and oil industry that pervades the sea provides the answer. The film is capped with an appropriate quote from the great explore and oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau.


Tom Gasek has over 30 years of award winning professional stop motion animation experience as an animator and director. He worked with directors Will Vinton, Art Clokey and Henry Selick. At Aardman Animations he contributed animation to Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit short, “The Wrong Trousers”. He wrote a book in 2011 for Focal Press called “Frame by Frame Stop Motion.” Tom teaches in the School of Film & Animation at R.I.T. His work can be viewed at Short Biography With over twenty years in the animation industry, Michael Cash has spent most of his time freelancing in the US, France, Spain and Denmark as well at Aardman Animations, where he animated on projects including Creature Comforts, Chicken Run, TV commercials and short films. He co-founded the illustration and animation studio WÖNKY in 2007 where he oversees the animation and design teams and directs the majority of WÖNKY’s commercial and broadcast work.

Tom Gasek and Miki Cash
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