Monday, May 31, 2010

Shooting Range, Vladimir Tarasov, 1979

I'm really enjoying Vladimir Tarasov right now, so here's one more.

Wherein our beleaguered protagonist, desperate for employment, takes a job as a human target.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Forward March Time! Vladimir Tarasov, 1977

Soviet animation based on the work of Russian Futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky

Part one:

Part two:

Friday, May 28, 2010

Contract, Vladimir Tarasov. 1985

This one is based on a Robert Silverberg story, "An Honest Deal."

No subtitles, but copious amounts of awesomeness.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Here There Be Tigers, Vladimir Samsonov,1989

Another Russian animated short based on a story by Ray Bradbury.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pan-Tele-Tron, Digby Turpin, 1957

An animated history of telecommunications, commissioned by Phillips Electrical.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Banquet, Gary Bardin, 1986

No subtitles, but it isn't too hard to figure out what's happening.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Museum of Dreams, Gregory Godhard, 2003

I couldn't resist posting one more film from Gregory Godhard.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kiss Me Cat, Chuck Jones, 1953

Featuring the incredibly adorable Pussyfoot and Marc Antony.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Flebus, Ernest Pinthoff, 1957

"He took my flower, and he wouldn't be my friend."

All voices by the incredibly talented Allen Swift, who passed away in March of this year.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Broken Down Film, Osamu Tezuka, 1985

Clever short from Japanese anime legend Osamu Tezuka.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mind's Eye, Gregory Godhard, 1998

Generally, I do try not to post works by the same animator on two consecutive days. However, this is a)completely different from the piece I posted yesterday, and therefore not redundant b)fully awesome, and c) my blog.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Room with Askew, Gregory Godhard, 2006

Wonderful, inspired stop motion from Australian animator Gregory Godhard.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tin Toy, John Lasseter and William Reeves ,1987

The film that launched Pixar looks a little primitive by todays standards, but was pretty mindblowing at the time.

Yes, the baby looks really scary.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Critic, Ernest Pinthoff and Mel Brooks, 1963

"What da Hell is this? Must be a cartoon. Shhhh."

Ernest Pinthoff's stylish abstactions meet Mel Brooks' irascible curmudgeon.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Tender Game, John and Faith Hubley, 1958

Featuring Ella Fitzgerald and teh Oscar Peterson Trio.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Brotherhood of Man, Robert Cannon,1946

A cartoon from 1946 on the essentential similarities between the races. Based on a pamphlet called 'RACES OF MANKIND' by Ruth Benedict and Gene Weltfish.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Sand Castle, Co Hoedeman, 1977

Ok, I will now step halfway out of Canada with masterful DUTCH-canadian animator Co Hoedeman's Oscar winning 1977 film.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Uncle, Adam Calfee, 2008

Powerful work from animator Adam Calfee.

Music by Ill Bill.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Cowboy Roy Shows a Shoe How to Tie Itself, Kari Jo Skogquist, 2010

As you may or may not know I am posting from Minneapolis. I'm gonna be a homer and post a cartoon by Twin Cities stop motion animator Kari Jo Skogquist. Not just because she's "from here," but because this is awesome. I certainly could have used this when I was learning to tie my shoes.

Check it out - there is even testimonial in the comments that it works. Yes, actual children have actually learned how to tie their actual shoes from Cowboy Roy.

This is an entrant in the 4th Aniboom Awards, sponsored by Sesame Street . The rankings are determined by view count and ratings, so if you have an Aniboom account, or want an Aniboom account, you can help bump this worthy short up the ranks. There is also a Facebook event listing in case you do that thing.


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