Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mystery title animations, Edward Gorey and Derek Lamb, 1980 +more!

Everyone remembers the wonderful intros for WGBH Boston's series Mystery Gorey himself did the drawings, and Derek Lamb (of Sesame Street and The National Film Board of Canada) directed the animation. In an article for Animation World magazine, Lamb recounts the experience of meeting Gorey.

Gorey has captured the imaginations of many. A few people have taken it upon themselves to make animated versions of his stories.

The Tuning Fork, Sara Hasz, 2006
A very nicely done student project.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Matt Duplessie, 2007
The artwork of Edward Gorey, put through the stop motion treatment. The animation and sound is reminiscient Terry Gilliam.


  1. The GASHLY is too flip and jokey and the actual animation looks too Flash, rather than being hand-animated cut-outs a la Gilliam. I particularly disliek the Photoshop blurs. I like THE TUNING FORK much better. But thanks for posting these, and special thanks for the Lamb article. I'm glad I know his name now.

  2. Yeah, IIRC, the Gashlycrumb Tinies was made using the poster. The use of sound more than anything was what reminded me of Terry Gilliam. But it made me chuckle. And for an amateur Youtube thing, it's fine.

    The Tuning Fork was made using Aftereffects, which is a more sophisticated program, better suited for the task.