Aaron's Magic Village | Chicago Reader

Aaron's Magic Village

A 1995 animated musical based on stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer, this tale takes place in a village where the wise men make bad puns, the craftsmen rationalize shoddy work in repetitive solos, and a golem conjured by an evil sorcerer threatens the bumblingly righteous populace with mindless destruction. The animation's no great shakes, and the songs are terrible. The story, which begins when Aaron, an orphan, travels to Chelm with his pet goat, has some scary moments, but mostly it tries desperately and unsuccessfully to be cute and clever and to exploit an existential conundrum—the original title was The Real Shlemiel, a reference to Aaron's uncle, who becomes confused about his own identity. Written by Jacqueline Galia Benousilio and director Albert Hanan Kaminski.

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