A unique and delightful three-minute sound poem. With the use of “typewriter animation,” Primiti Too Taa comes alive on the screen as words and letters pop on and off, swirling and dancing in a rhythmic beat with the spoken soundtrack. This short film was adapted from “Ursonate” (Sonata in Primitive Sounds), a longer poem written by the late German dadaist Kurt Schwitters.

Length: 3:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1988
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  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: <20
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

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  • Producer: Ed Ackerman, Colin Morton
  • Director:  Ed Ackerman, Colin Morton
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  • Writer:  Kurt Schwitters (poem)
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  • Visual Effects: Animation by Ed Ackerman
  • Music/Score:  Sound performance by Colin Morton
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  • Animation
  • Short



Best Animated Short, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (Genie Awards), 1989.

Film Facts

Included in the “Extra-Large Shorts” presentation produced by Ingrid Lae of the Omnimax Theatre at Telus World of Science in Vancouver