This short animation features Budd Hopkins in live action as well as voice over. The punk rock singer Helen Wheels is featured near the beginning. She speaks about the alien telepathy at the 00:30 time count. Linda Cortile (featured in Budd's book Witnessed) speaks at about the 1:45 time-count.
This video has been on youtube in one form or another for about a decade, but sadly the quality was very poor. The good news is that the version above is excellent.
I contacted the film-maker, Paul Vester, and asked about the production. It was made for BBC Channel 4 TV UK in 1994. The genesis of the project was the actual drawings done by the abductees themselves, these are shown as slides on a light-box in the film. Budd was very supportive of the project and would show the video to his subjects, and they liked it.
I was illustrator and animator in New York in the 1980s though the early 90s, and I could have easily worked on a something like this. So I feel a kinship of sorts to the production.
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ONE MORE NOTE: We had a plumber at the house as I was finishing up this post. He said he saw a big owl in the bushes near the front door—this would have been about the time I posted the cartoon owl image above. I went out in the hopes of seeing the owl, but it wasn't there. I walked around the house and saw a large owl fly off and into the woods. I only saw it flying away from me, but the plumber was right, it was big! By the coloring and size, I am assuming it was a barred owl.