Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Alarm, Moo-hyun Jang, 2009

Independent Korean animation from Team MESAI regarding one man's war with, well, time.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thud and Blunder in Knock Off Time, Bill Sewell, 1964

Thud and Blunder was a series produced by The National Coal Board to educate workers in on the job safety. The cartoons chronicled the misadventures of a pair of careless coal miners.

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Short Vision, Peter and Joan Foldes, 1956

Powerful, bleak vision of nuclear war from the 1950s.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Spirit of Christmas, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, 1992

The short 8mm film that launched an empire. Lots of swears.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Great, Bob Godfrey, 1975

Oscar winning animated musical about the ambitious British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Thing What Lurked in the Tub, David Wasson, 1988

Some of you may remember this from Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival. Others may remember this from Night Flight.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Excerpt from Werner- Beinhart!, Gerhard Hahn and Michael Schaack,1990

A segment entitled Werner's Football Game, in which out protagonist throws a ball into the market...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cheapo Cartoon Man, 1979

Parody of the crappily animated cartoons of our childhood. Sure, they're "classics" but admit it. Even when you were a kid, you knew they sucked.

Heh, "Hannah-Barbarian." *snert*

From the TV show End of Part One - thus the laughing.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Out of the Inkwell - Modeling, Max Fleischer,1921

"Why doncha use fresh ink when ya draw me? I've got no more pep than a snail under ether!" demands Koko the Clown in this early Fleischer short.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Simon's Cat - TV Dinner, Simon Tofield, 2008

Another in the very well observed Simon's Cat series.

If you have a cat, or know a cat, this has happened to you.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing, George Herriman and International Film services, 1916

Between 1916-1929, there was a series of very basically animated cartoons loosely based on Geoge Herriman's Krazy Kat. While they aren't nearly as visually rich as Herriman's strips, they do retain some of the linguistic charm via the dialogue, which is written in word balloons.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Full Moon Party, Sugimoto Kousuke, 2006

Long, long ago, on a certain night, three apes were enjoying the moonlight...

Mind asploding goodness from independent Japanese animator Sugimoto Kousuke

Via Metafilter

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Inspirace (Inspiration), Karel Zeman, 1948

Incredible stop-motion animation made with glass figures.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Teaser and the Firecat, Errol Lecain, 1972

Major childhood memory, made by Tricklefilm Studios to accompany Cat Stevens' song Moonshadow. Narrated by the utterly delightful Spike Milligan.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Esperanza, Ivan Andonov, 1967

Groovy experimental film from 1960s Bulgaria. Reminds me of Stan Vanderbeek.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Silent E, Clark Gist (Produced by Tony Benedict), 1971, plus the film excerpt that ate my day yesterday

Classic Electric Company short, with music by Tom Lehrer.

Directed by Clark Gist, and produced by Tony Benedict, who we will discuss more after this brief interlude:

Now, more on Tony Benedict.

Yesterday Ian (you may remember Ian as the dirty person who sent me this) sent a short to me, asking if I knew anything about it. It's animation to Donovan's musical version of Jabberwocky.

This is that piece:

Now, as I have said before, I am not really an expert on animation, just an enthusiast. I had never seen it before, never heard of it. Donovan Leitch's IMDB turned up nothing. I eventually had to follow a trail from a picture on Google Image Search to find out that it was from a 1971 film called Old Fashioned Picture Book that featured animation interspersed with live action. Here's a clip with more context:

But I still couldn't find out who directed it, and it was absolutely driving me NUTS.

Finally, after literally hours of searching, I found an obscure movie site and an archived newspaper clip that had the answer; Tony Benedict. And lo and behold right here on Mr. Benedict's website is a little slideshow and presentation on the making of the film.

As you can see, the guy has had quite a career; Disney, UPA, Hannah-Barbara, his own production company. I wouldn't have guessed it at all. Watching some of his other work even put me off the trail a bit, because it's very, very different.

And the moral of the story is that I probably had other things I had to do yesterday, but I will drop everything to find out who directed what. And Ian knows this.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Balance of Fear, Eduard Nazarov, 1973

I am going to trust Youtube poster pavlovich74 on the translation.
(Her channel is absolutely wonderful, by the way - essential subscription for fans of Russian animation.)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tom Turkey and his Harmonica Humdingers, Hugh Harman,1940

Today, let us give thanks for Cartoons.
If you're from the United States, because it's the holiday.
If you're from somewhere else, because cartoons are the best.

SEE? You see what they would do if we didn't eat them?

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Strings, Ivan Maximov, 1996

I was so excited about the fiftieth anniversary of Rocky and Bullwinkle of Thursday that I neglected to notice that Novmber 19th is IVAN MAXIMOV'S BIRTHDAY.

Here is your present for his belated birthday:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Snow Man, Mannie Davis, 1940

A Terrytoons fable concerning building an idol to your demon god, Winter.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Routing of the Tengu, Noburō Ōfuji,1934

The tengu are yōkai(demons) that resemble birds, and are believed to be harbingers of war or unrest.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Be A Nose, Lars Edwards with Art Spiegelman, 2009

A short animated promotional piece for Pulitzer Prize winning comic artist Art Spiegelman's series of fully reproduced sketchbooks, which you can purchase from McSweeney's.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Now here's something we hope you'll really like!

I had no idea, but today is the 50th aniversary of the TV debut of Rocky and Bullwinkle! OMG!

Here's a link to the first episode on Hulu.

Via Metafilter

ETA: I also discovered that today is Ivan Maximov's birthday. I have pretty much decided today is a holiday.

Black and White, Ivan Ivanov-Vano, 1932

Powerful and disturbing Soviet propoganda film from 1932, condemning racism (in the US, I think. )

Ivan Ivanov-Vano is considered by some to be the patriarch of Soviet animation.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bathtime in Clerkenwell, Alex Budovsky, 2002

CAUTION: This music is extremely catchy. As is the multi-award-winning animation by Alex Budovsky.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Make Me Psychic, Sally Cruikshank, 1978

A short by the ever delightful Sally Cruikshank.

You simply must purchase her DVD this very instant.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Black Hula, Marv Newland, 1988

From the man who brought youBambi Meets Godzilla comes.... civilization!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Felix the Cat Woos Whoopie, Pat Sullivan, 1930

Felix the Cat gets all wasted and parties 'til after 3:00.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bi-Centennial, Vincent Collins, 1975

Produced by the US Information agency for the 1976 bicentennial.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Private Snafu - Booby Traps, Bob Clampett, 1944

Private Snafu was a series of instructional cartoons created for the U.S. military during WWII.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Omodaka, Teppei Maki, 2007

Music video for Kokiriko Bushi. (My cat hates this music.)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Freedom River, Sam Weiss, 1971

Narrated by Orson Welles.

Screenwriter Joseph C. Cavella tells this tale:
Freedom River is getting more attention now than it did in 1971 when I wrote the screenplay. Here's the genesis of the film: For several years, Bosustow Productions, a small studio for which I wrote several films, had asked Orson Welles, then living in Paris, to narrate one of their films. He never responded. When I finished the Freedom River script, we sent it to him together with a portable reel to reel tape recorder and a sizable check and crossed our fingers. He was either desperate for money or (I would rather believe) something in it touched him because two weeks later we got the reel back with the narration word for word and we were on our way. IMDB

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How a Bill Becomes a Law, Tom Warburton, 1975

They make the entire process look so peaceful. Bill looks sufficiently beleaguered, but his optimism seems poigniant and tragic in light of the terrible fate that surely awaits.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Skeleton Frolic, Ub Iwerks, 1937

In 1929, Ub Iwerks worked on Disney's classic Skeleton Dance. Eight years later, he made this cartoon for Columbia productions.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mystery title animations, Edward Gorey and Derek Lamb, 1980 +more!

Everyone remembers the wonderful intros for WGBH Boston's series Mystery Gorey himself did the drawings, and Derek Lamb (of Sesame Street and The National Film Board of Canada) directed the animation. In an article for Animation World magazine, Lamb recounts the experience of meeting Gorey.

Gorey has captured the imaginations of many. A few people have taken it upon themselves to make animated versions of his stories.

The Tuning Fork, Sara Hasz, 2006
A very nicely done student project.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Matt Duplessie, 2007
The artwork of Edward Gorey, put through the stop motion treatment. The animation and sound is reminiscient Terry Gilliam.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Vincent, Tim Burton, 1982

Remember when Tim Burton used to be kind of cool?

Narrated by Vincent Price, who was always cool.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Swing You Sinners, Max Fleischer, 1930

This one is dark and bizarre, even for Fleischer, which is saying a lot.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Time Out, Pritt Pärn, 1987

Concerning the adventures of a stripedy critter with an impressive tail.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

My First Crush, Julia Pott, 2007

This charming final student film from Julia Pott is narrated by regular people talking about their first crushes. Those people are represented in the film by adorable animals.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Introduction, Rinat Gazizov, 1992

More strangeness and excellence from Russia's Pilot studios.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sun Flight, Gerald McDermott, 1966

Lovely, stylized version of the tale of Icarus.

Note that Joseph Campbell was an adviser on this film.

Friday, October 23, 2009

T-R-I-P, Cliff Roberts, 1970s

An alligator pours various Erlenmeyer flasks into a machine so he can go on a "T-R-I-P."

This was produced for the Electric Company. I'm trying not to read too much into this, cause it's for a kids' show, but dammit, you people are making it hard for me.

(I'm pretty sure this segment was directed by Cliff Roberts. If anyone out there in cartoonland knows differently, let me know.)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I Would Die (For a Piece of Your Pie) John and Faith Hubley, 1970s

Well, pie is pretty delicious.

From John and Faith Hubley's Storyboard films, for The Electric Company

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Round and Round, Jam Handy Organization , 1939

A rather incomplete primer in economics, from the old days of the widget factory. Back when they used cotton and wood in the widgets, instead of polyester fiber and PVC, and before the Widget factory moved to Cambodia. They suffered a major PR disaster when they got busted using child labor in 1994, but bounced back after aggressive rebranding.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ta Ta Tosy TiT, Yoshihiro Haku and Sachiko Hiraoka, 2009

Influenced by Stan Vanderbeek and Harry Smith, powered by METAL!

Collage animation from Japan.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Frank Film, Frank Mouris, 1973

Winner of the 1974 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Gallopin' Gals, William Hannah and Joseph Barbara, 1940

MGM presents this cartoon, featuring a herd of racing fillies as a klatch of vain, gossiping biddies. And just in case you were missing it among all the quaint sexism of yore, there's a little racism thrown in for good measure at 5:46.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Moschops, Jim Trainor, 2000

A dire life story, told from the point of view of a long extinct creature.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Malice in Wonderland, Vince Collins, 1982

Here's some totally normal animation from Vince Collins, who clearly doesn't have issues of any sort.

Might be NSFW.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello, Anthony Lucas, 2004

Oscar nominated, multi-award winning steampunky featurette (26 minutes and change) showcasing a unique style of silhouette animation.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Sunshine Makers,Ted Eshbaugh,1935

Strange and wonderful short from Van Bueren Studios featuring the little beardy mens that make sunshine and the pointy nosed grumps who oppose this sunshine business.

Originally commissioned by Borden's as a theatrical advertisement for milk.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Jot, Ruth Byers, 1965

Strange, stylish Christian cartoon, in which a dot lies and is tormented by his conscience in a gnarly psychedelic fashion.

"JOT was produced by the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission (RATC) as a Baptist version of Davey and Goliath.
JOT's name may be a reference to Matthew 5:18, "For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Betty Boop, MD, Max Fleischer, 1932

More complete and utter insanity from Fleischer Studios.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Name is Potato, Guido Manuli, 1977

A mix of live action and animation, featuring Rita Pavone declaring that her name is Potato. Whatever you say, lady.

Via Metafilter

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hitchhiker's Choice, Kristofer Ström, 2006

Videos on Youtube become popular for many reasons. Sometimes it is because they kick ass.

Kristofer Ström's very popular short whiteboard animation, made for Minilogue. There is a longer version available on the 2008 DVD Animals.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Robotic Mutation, Cyriak Harris, 1998

I've featured Cyriak's computer animation previously. Here's a stop motion student film.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Who Am I, Faith Hubley, 1988

Commissioned for the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Heaven and Earth Magic (excerpt) Harry Smith, 1957-1962

An excerpt of the beginning of Harry Smith's mindblowing experimental film.

Now available for purchase at this site, you lucky bastards. For the longest time, I couldn't find it anywhere.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Le Pas, Piotr Kamler, 1975

Beautiful surreal piece, with music by Bernard Parmegiani.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Slow Bistro,Ivan Maximov, 2002

The awesome, amazing, and totally wonderful Ivan Maximov, with something I think we can all relate to.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gerald McBoingBoing, Robert Canon, 1950

UPA short, based on a story by Dr. Seuss. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, 1950.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sneezing Song, Paul Fierlinger, 197os

Please pay attention to the message of this song. I do not want what you've caught.

Friday, September 25, 2009

COMBO, Blu and David Ellis, 2009

"BLU and David Ellis have been working like crazy on this animation for a full week against moskitos, rain, bored assistants. "
Created at Fame Festival 2009 by Blu and David Ellis.

Via Metafilter

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I Love to Sing-a, Tex Avery, 1936

...about the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a...

The tale of young Owl Jolson.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ο Ντούτσε αφηγείται (Il Duce narrates) Stamatis Polenakis, 1942

The first animated cartoon ever made in Greece, this satirical short lampoons Mussolini haughtily narrating his "great deeds" to a biographer.

Youtube poster petr79 translates the introduction:
The introductory credits mention: "This short "Mickey Mouse type" movie is the first in its kind that was filmed in Greece. For that reason we ask the audience to judge this movie with clemency"

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Danny and Me, Jan Vankeerberghen, 2006

The story of a pair of perfectly normal brothers who happen to share a body.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Street Musique, Ryan Larkin, 1972

Don't be afraid of those disheveled young men you see. It all soon gives way to a lovely improvised fantasy by the brilliant Ryan Larkin, enabled by the National Film Board of Canada.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cup o Noodle commercials, Kim Blanchette, 1992

In 1992, animator Kim Blanchette created a profoundly awesome series of stop motion commercials for Nissin's Cup'o'Noodle brand instant soup. Here are several of them.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Cybernetic Grandma, Jiri Trnka, 1962

Wonderful science fiction from puppet animation master Jiri Trnka.
Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bad Luck Blackie, Tex Avery, 1948

Now this is what cartoons are all about. Cats and dogs beating the shit out of each other.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Marvin Digs, Ralph Bakshi, 1967

Psychedelic short for Paramount, concerning the adventures of a furry little hippie.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Really Rosie - Chicken Soup with Rice, Maurice Sendak, 1975

1975 classic, with vocals by Carole King.

I remember when I was a kid, I thought that being showered with chicken soup would be really gross. Some things never change. I still think it would be gross.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Big Underground Ball, Stanislav Sokolov, 1987

Incredible puppet animation, based on two Hans Christian Andersen stories, "The Marsh King's Daughter" and "Hill of the Elves."

Part One:

Part two:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Jazz Numbers- #2, Sesame Street, 1969

The first to air in the popular Jazz Numbers (or "Jazzy Spies") series of counting cartoons. Featuring vocals by Grace Slick.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Le Canard á L'Orange, Patrick Bokanowski, 2002

This French cooking show is entertaining, but very hard to follow.

Monday, August 31, 2009

How to Cope with Death, Ignacio Ferreras, 2002

Apparently, you cope with death by being totally awesome.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Green Crocodile, Vadim Kurchevsky,1966

Regarding a crocodile who likes to sniff flowers, play the violin, read poetry and wear scarves.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Special Delivery, John Weldon and Eunice Macaulay, 1985

Before the winter comes... a cautionary tale.

Oscar winner for Best Animated Short Film, 1986

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Midnight Games, Rinat Gazizov,1991

What body parts get up while you are sleeping. Also explains why you feel that way when you wake up.
From Russia's Pilot Studio.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tidy Monster, Tim Marchant, 2007


Chilling video of a room as seen by an unseen character descending into madness.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Badgered, Sharon Coleman, 2007

I identify with this badger, except for instead of crows, it's that effing weed whacker.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mr. Frog Went A-Courtin', Evelyn Lambart, 1974

Yes, I know, I think of it as "Froggy Went A Courtin'" too. But deal.

Sung by formidable animator and NFBC executive producer Derek Lamb.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

How Wings Are Attached to the Backs of Angels, Craig Welch, 1996

A beautiful surreal film from Craig Welch and the always incredible National Film Board of Canada.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Genre, Don Hertzfeldt, 1996

Don Hertzfeldt, being a total dick to a cartoon rabbit.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sueños, Isaac Sandoval, 2007

Strange dreams from Mexican animator Isaac Sandoval.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Manifestations, Giles Timms, 2009

Concerning the adventures of one Mr. Chip, who is looking for love in all the wrong places.

Animation by UCLA MFA student Giles Timms. Music by Ceri Frost.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saadia, a Moroccan Woman in the Resistance, Tarik Cherkaoui, 1999

The tale of Saadia Bouhaddou, a woman who was involved in the Morrocan resistance against the occupying French. Rendered in paint on glass.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

N+2, Ivan Maximov, 1993


So you know what that means? Ivan Maximov time!

N+2 contains two stories, Waiting for the Balloon and The Perfect Hole.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Skinner's Hell Dream, Jim Dirschberger and Skinner, 2009

Today's cartoon is brought to you courtesy of METAL and AWESOME.

Artwork and music by Skinner. Animated by Jim Dirschberger of Eighty-Four Films.

First seen on Aeron Alfrey's Fantastic Animation blog. You may know Aeron from THE BEST BLOG IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Box, Fred Wolf, 1967

Oscar winning short about a dude and his box and the adventures they have sitting at a bar.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ferdinand the Bull, Dick Rickard,1938

All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together...

Disney's Oscar winning short film based on the popular children's book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Animaniacs - Yakko's Nations of the World, Tom Ruegger, 1993

Chances are, if you are a product of the US education system, you suck at geography. Let Yakko help you*.

*He won't help you too much; the song is missing Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Grenada, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Moldova, Nauru, Northern Ireland, Federated States of Micronesia,San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,Tonga, Tuvalu, Vatican City, Vanuatu, Wales,and Samoa. There are also several countries that have changed names or split since this was made, so you also need: The Democratic Republic of Congo (instead of Zaire), The Czech Republic and Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (for Yugoslavia)and all the countries of the former USSR (referred to as Russia in the song)- Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. More exclusions and irregularities are detailed in the wiki.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bruno Bozzetto, Baby Story, 1978

Answering the age-old question, "Where do babies come from?"

One of my very favorite Bruno Bozzetto cartoons.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Juke Bar, Martin Barry, 1989

What do you think the roaches do when you shut down your filthy little weiner joint for the night?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vykrutasy, Garri Bardin, 1988

A parable about possession and fear, rendered in wire.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

TV of Tommorrow, Tex Avery, 1953

The future as envisioned by the past. It's 2009, and my TV does none of these things. I want my money back.

I mean, yeah, it's in color and stuff. and I can hook it up to my computer, but its anti-aircraft armaments are definitely sub-par.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Rooty Toot Toot, John Hubley, 1952

Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts, and then some s$%^* went down. Sing it to the judge.

Directed by John Hubley for UPA.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Kosmodrome 1999, Frantisek Vystreil, 1968

The future of space travel, as imagined 'round the beginning of space travel.

Yeah, didn't work out like that.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

L'Araignelephant ( The Spiderelephant) Piotr Kamler,1967

Now, I know there are lots of people who think combining spiders and elephants would be pretty much the worst idea ever.

After seeing this charming early Piotr Kamler piece, I kind of want one. Fortunately for the more squeamish of you, he does only go in one direction, so it's very easy to stay out of his way, once you understand that.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Helpers, Josef Kluge, 1968

Awesomely freaky stop-motion paper and puppet animation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Chest of Secrets(?),Valary Ugarov,1976

I'm depending on Google to translate for me, so I hope that's a somewhat accurate interpretation of the title of this cartoon, which is very clearly influenced by George Dunning's work in Yellow Submarine.