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.
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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.