Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Alarm, Moo-hyun Jang, 2009

Independent Korean animation from Team MESAI regarding one man's war with, well, time.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thud and Blunder in Knock Off Time, Bill Sewell, 1964

Thud and Blunder was a series produced by The National Coal Board to educate workers in on the job safety. The cartoons chronicled the misadventures of a pair of careless coal miners.

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Short Vision, Peter and Joan Foldes, 1956

Powerful, bleak vision of nuclear war from the 1950s.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Spirit of Christmas, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, 1992

The short 8mm film that launched an empire. Lots of swears.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Great, Bob Godfrey, 1975

Oscar winning animated musical about the ambitious British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Thing What Lurked in the Tub, David Wasson, 1988

Some of you may remember this from Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival. Others may remember this from Night Flight.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Excerpt from Werner- Beinhart!, Gerhard Hahn and Michael Schaack,1990

A segment entitled Werner's Football Game, in which out protagonist throws a ball into the market...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cheapo Cartoon Man, 1979

Parody of the crappily animated cartoons of our childhood. Sure, they're "classics" but admit it. Even when you were a kid, you knew they sucked.

Heh, "Hannah-Barbarian." *snert*

From the TV show End of Part One - thus the laughing.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Out of the Inkwell - Modeling, Max Fleischer,1921

"Why doncha use fresh ink when ya draw me? I've got no more pep than a snail under ether!" demands Koko the Clown in this early Fleischer short.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Simon's Cat - TV Dinner, Simon Tofield, 2008

Another in the very well observed Simon's Cat series.

If you have a cat, or know a cat, this has happened to you.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing, George Herriman and International Film services, 1916

Between 1916-1929, there was a series of very basically animated cartoons loosely based on Geoge Herriman's Krazy Kat. While they aren't nearly as visually rich as Herriman's strips, they do retain some of the linguistic charm via the dialogue, which is written in word balloons.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Full Moon Party, Sugimoto Kousuke, 2006

Long, long ago, on a certain night, three apes were enjoying the moonlight...

Mind asploding goodness from independent Japanese animator Sugimoto Kousuke

Via Metafilter

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Inspirace (Inspiration), Karel Zeman, 1948

Incredible stop-motion animation made with glass figures.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Teaser and the Firecat, Errol Lecain, 1972

Major childhood memory, made by Tricklefilm Studios to accompany Cat Stevens' song Moonshadow. Narrated by the utterly delightful Spike Milligan.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Esperanza, Ivan Andonov, 1967

Groovy experimental film from 1960s Bulgaria. Reminds me of Stan Vanderbeek.