Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mahagiri, Kireet Khurana, 1994

Charming animation from India about an elephant with a hand on its trunk. Sorry, no subtitles.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wind Along the Coast, Ivan Maximov, 2003

Innocent, lovely surrealism from the always wonderful Ivan Maximov. Music by Chick Corea.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Passion, Jozsef Nepp, 1961

Hungarian short regarding a man exiled from Flavor Country.

Note the amazing Marcell Jankovics is one of the animators.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fallen Art, Tomek Baginski, 2005

A genuinely disturbing piece from Polish director Tomek Baginski.

Fallen Art

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ah L'Amour, Don Hertzfeldt, 1995

For Valentine's Day, an appropriate cartoon from the always cheery Don Hertzfeldt.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Battleground, Mikhail Titov, 1985

Stylish interpretation of a short story by Stephen King, from Ukranian studio Kievnauchfilm.

Friday, February 12, 2010

About Crayfish, Valentin Olshvang, 2003

If you are the sort that watches cartoons while you are at work (and I bet you are, you naughty person) be advised that this animation contains nudity.

Lovely, painterly nudity, but I wouldn't count on your HR department to make that distinction.

Part one:

Part two:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Riki-Tiki-Tavi, Chuck Jones, 1975

One more and I'll stop.

Another childhood favorite, despite the fact that I love snakes. Based on a story by Rudyard Kipling.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

High Note, Chuck Jones, 1960

A more traditional Warner Brothers cartoon that still shows off his visual talent.

Jones was an incredibly versatile visual director. The cleverness of his characterizations is so compelling that you don't often hear about how absolutely great his cartoons looked, which is something I'm a bit enamored of at present.

In case you couldn't tell.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Peter and the Wolf, Suzie Templeton, 2006

Oscar winner for Best Animated Short Film, 2008

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

(Thanks, Betsy!)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Agonie, Benedict Rugar, 2009

Perfectly normal black and white short by Benedict Rugar.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

La Prisonnière, Rene Laloux and Phillipe Caza, 1988

this lovely short was meant to be a sketch in preparation for a feature that was ultimately never produced.