Released 1988- Running time 3:08 minutes- Newt Street Pictures- Joe Murray Studio
The Chore was Joe Murray’s first film, completed in 1987 and released in 1988. It was done with felt pen on typing paper merely as an animation exercise for his college intro animation class. Once completed, it won a 1989 Student Academy Award, and a Focus Film award, was shown on NBC television and was picked up for distribution by both Spike and Mike and Expanded Entertainments Animation Celebration. It had a long festival run, screening at such festivals as Sundance, Annecy, Ottawa, Hiroshima and many others.