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.