Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bumble Ardy, Maurice Sendak and Jim Henson, 1970

Maurice Sendak? Jim Henson? Ken Nordine?

That isn't bad. In fact, it's fine.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Idea Man, Jim Henson, 196?

How about another Jim Henson short?

Like the earlier post, this is from the "early 1960s." If anyone knows an exact year, feel free to tell me.

Cat and Mouse, Jim Henson, 196?

Today would have been the great, great, great Jim Henson's 75th birthday. He's not known for his animation, but he did animate -

Caught in the act!

In observance, I present a stylish early animated short Cat and Mouse.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Severed Stream, Chris Mars, 2005

Question why a villain is villainized, a victim martyred. Ask why a group is demonized, and the motives for control. See for yourself what the truth looks like in your hands. Dig it up and hold it for a while. This work you see, it’s my Truth. But please don’t take my word for it.

- Chris Mars, 2005

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gena the Crocodile, Roman Kachanov, 1969

First of the much beloved Cheburashka cartoons.

If you don't see the subtitles, mouse over the window and click CC.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Юбилей (Jubilee) Vladimir Tarasov, 1983

A brief history of Soviet animation, told by great Soviet animator Vladimir Tarasov.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

La Linea #157: Sexilinea, Osvaldo Cavandoli, 1978

La Linea was a long running series of short cartoons, made for TV, by cartoonist Osvaldo Cavanoldi. They're spare, well conceived, and quite funny.

You might remember seeing them on The Great Space Coaster. If you're old like me.

Though this episode was made for TV, it's still NSFW, due to assorted bouncy bits.

Edited to close my tag. Apparently if I don't close the "i" tag it italicizes everything.

Maybe it's because this is Italian.