80s/90s animated short

Hi Guys and Gals.

Theres an animation that traumatised me when I was younger and I was hoping someone would remember it and be able to name it so I could confront it in adulthood.

The story revolves around a young man and has several different settings. One of the most memorable for me was a scene where the guy is on dodgems (bumper cars) at a fair and the car develops machine guns and his friends sprout wings and become demons.

The final scene shows that the guy is actually on a ward in a hospital. The camera shows the doors to the ward as the burst open and a doctors comes flying out backwards landing on his back. The doctor is then attacked and killed by the guys demon and the guy walks out of the ward over the doctors body with a smirk on his face as his hallucinations follow him.

i believe this was supposed to represent ptsd and the guy was an ex soldier. I also think there was live action footage of soldiers on lsd attached to the end of the animation.

please help, I’ve been searching for years.


5 thoughts on “80s/90s animated short

    1. Thanks for your quick response. I found Jacobs Ladder online a while ago and scanned through it and didn’t find an animation sequence in it unfortunately. Another suggestion was Akira but it wasn’t that either.
      It was colour animation best described as European Anime I guess, if I saw the animation style again I would instantly recognise it. The attached live footage was at the end and was black and white (I’ve subsequently found this footage on YouTube so I’m guessing it’s stock footage of stoned soldiers).
      If you’re from Britain I can say I saw it on Channel 4 which was known at the time for showing arty programmes and things like “the cat came back”
      Thank you again for your suggestion (links to “the cat came back” and the stoned soldiers are above)

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