Thursday, January 30, 2014

Macskafogó (Cat City) Béla Ternovszky,1986

Here's one of the rare Hungarian animated features that I actually recall being released in the United States, although it was very limited and poorly publicized.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hófehér (Slow White) József Nepp, 1984

OK, someone posted a some Hungarian features with English subs and I am really unreasonably excited about this.
This one is a wry take on Snow White.

Monday, January 27, 2014

János Vitéz (John the Valiant) Marcell Jankovics, 1973

The tale of the Hungarian folk hero John the Valiant, as animated by Marcell Jankovics. You might recall he is the director of the stunning visual feast that is Fehérlófia: this is not quite as bonkers, but bears a lot of the same stylistic flourish.

This is a feature, so get comfy.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Szaffi, Attila Dargay, 1984

OOH It's a FEATURE. From Hungary!

Don't worry, though, it's got English subtitles. Unlike what I usually do to you.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Transfigured, Stephen Arthur, 1998

An homage to Canadian artist Jack Shadbolt--the late "eminence gris" of West Coast modernism--made entirely of 80 of his paintings animated as interacting entities in a contiguous environment. Transformation. Surrealism. Symbolic abstraction. Fine art animation. Filmmaker Stephen Arthur took 3 years, working full time, to create the 5-minute film (released in 1998).

Monday, January 13, 2014

Junk Head 1, Yamiken Hori, 2013

If you would like to see a sequel to this fantastic short, you can contribute to here

Via Metafilter

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Long Day of Timbre, Mirai Mizue, 2011

Timbre is a series wherein animator Mirai Mizue uploaded a brief abstract film every day for 26 consecutive days, one for each letter of the alphabet.

BONUS: here is Letter A