What if aliens mistook cars for the dominant life form on Earth?
If an extraterrestrial were to spy on certain corners of the Earth, might it decide that the automobile was top dog on our planet? The 1966 short film What on Earth! pokes fun at car culture by imagining a misunderstanding Martian report on Earth's dominate species: the car.
What on Earth! was directed by Les Drew and Kaj Pindal for the National Film Board of Canada. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film—which it richly deserves, not just for its concept, but also for all those dancing cars.
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