Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Couch gag from The Simpsons episode 553, "Clown in the Dumps," Don Hertzfeldt, 2014

You are probably already aware that The Simpsons has had guest directors and animators making the infamous "couch gag."

You have probably already seen this.

If not, you must watch it immediately, because it might just be the BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED.

Swing of Change, Harmony Bouchard, Andy Le Cocq, Joakim Riedinger, Raphael Cenzi, 2011

Monday, September 22, 2014

Spring Melodies, Dmitry Babichenko, 1946

The Key, Lev Atamanov, 1961

Translated by the ever-gracious Niffiwan. NIFFIWAN!

If you love Russian animation, you might know that name.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Perspektive I-V, Radovan Ivančević, 1972

Croatian series that teaches perspective. No subtitles, unfortunately, but fun to look at nonetheless.

I mean, fun for me, at least.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Heaven's Countryland, David O'Reilly, 2014

Parts 1 - 4 of a series O'Reilly produced for Adult Swim.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

House of Hashimoto, Connie Rasinski, 1960

Hashimoto-san was an animated Japanese mouse created by the Japanese-born animator Bob Kuwahara for the Terrytoons animation company. Hashimoto was a judo instructor living in Japan with his wife Hanako, son Saburo, and daughter Yuriko.

Since it was common to portray Japanese and other Asians as houseboys or manservants (or worse) in American cartoons prior to the Hashimoto series, Hashimoto the Mouse is today regarded as having perhaps been the first positive characterization of an Asian character in American animation. Some episodes contained scenes whose artwork reflected Japan's traditional ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

- Wikipedia

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What is Animation? Martin Pickles, 2014

Martin Pickles animated interpretation of an interview with legendary animator Bob Godfrey.

Thursday, September 4, 2014