Hundreds of Beavers – Fantasia 2023

Hundreds of Beavers
From the team behind 2019’s Lake Michigan Monster comes a highly entertaining silent comedy that plays off like a live action Looney Tunes cartoon.

Hundreds of Beavers – Fantasia 2023

Runtime: 01:48
In this 19th century, supernatural winter epic, a drunken applejack salesman must go from zero to hero and become North America’s greatest fur trapper by defeating hundreds of beavers.

A drunken applejack salesman has to rebuild his fortune by becoming the world's greatest fur trapper in . Jack Kayak () is an applejack salesman who finds his business destroyed by invading swarms of beavers. Left freezing in the wilderness, Jack has to build himself back up and catch various woodland creatures to sell to The Furrier () and her grumpy father ().

Hundreds of Beavers Synopsis

Hundreds of Beavers is a silent comedy from the writing and directing team of Mike Cheslik and Ryland Brickson Cole Tews (Lake Michigan Monster). The latter stars in the film as Jack Kayak, who is aiming to become the world's greatest fur trapper and win the hand of The Furrier by killing hundreds of beavers. Travelling across his trapline, Jack has to make use of his increasing arsenal of tools to catch, raccoons, rabbits, wolves, and of course beavers.

My Thoughts on Hundreds of Beavers

With all the animals played by actors in giant mascot costumes, Hundreds of Beavers comes across like a live-action Looney Tunes cartoon mixed with the survival video game Don't Starve. The film even utilizes a scoreboard for all the animals Jack successfully kills, which are cashed in at the trading post for new tools and weapons. Even without a single line of dialogue, Hundreds of Beavers is an incredibly entertaining homage to the silent comedies of old.

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Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly is a freelance film critic and blogger based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.