Thursday, July 29, 2010

A WIld Hare,Tex Avery , 1940

I would like to wish a belated happy 70th birthday to both Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, who first appeared on July 27th, 1940, in this cartoon:

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Monday, July 26, 2010

I Think I Was An Alcoholic, John Callahan, 1993

On July 24th, the world lost the great cartoonist John Callahan.

Callahan had the most incredible, deepest, darkest sense of humor.

I recall seeing this piece at a festival (I don't remember which one, there were so many, they're all a blur) and being struck by not only by its unflinching, harsh honesty, but also its genuine humor.

Rest in peace.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fast Film, Virgil Widrich, 2003

An astonishing short that animates bits of classic film to illustrate a chase scene.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

How Do You Feel? Paul Basset Davies, 2000

Produced by Bolex Brothers. Assistant director - Chris Hopewell.

Not safe for work, and possibly a risk to your psyche as well, just like all the very best things.

Friday, July 9, 2010

One Froggy Evening, Chuck Jones, 1955

Interjections, Phil Kimmelman,1974

Interjections! Show excitement! Or emotion!

Generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point, or by a comma when the feeling's not as strong.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lambert the Sheepish Lion, Jack Hannah, 1952

Classic Disney short voiced by the wonderful Sterling Holloway.