Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Family That Dwelt Apart, Yvon Mallette, 1973

Someday, I am going to marry the National Film Board of Canada. Not just for citizenship, either. (My mother approves of this, by the way.)

Based on a story by E.B. White. Narrated by same.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Czarny kapturek (Little Black Riding Hood) Piotr Dumala, 1983

Kinda NSFW, if you are one of the dedicated souls who watches cartoons at work.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Galaxy, Sabin Balasa, 1973

Lovely film by Romanian Cosmic Romantic painter Sabin Balasa

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Face, Herbert Kosower, 1967

Featuring engravings by by Piero Fornasetti and the various things that one can do with them.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Spate, Ivan Maximov, 2004

I still love Ivan Maximov. In case you were wondering.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jollity Farm, Dave Stone, 1991

Everybody makes a row.

Song by the Bonzo Dog Doo Da Band.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Superman: The Mechanical Monsters, Dave Fleischer, 1941

Second in the extraordinary Superman series. These cartoons were not only beautifully animated, but were, among other things, responsible for the character Superman's ability to fly.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bagpuss: The Hamish, Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate, 1974

Bagpuss was a short lived but well loved and remembered show by Smallfilms, the same studio that made Clangers. Narrated by the delightful Oliver Postgate.

Part One

Part Two

Monday, June 7, 2010

Private Snafu: Spies, Chick Jones, 1943

Loose lips something something.

More of the misadventures of our bumbling Private.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

In My Merry Oldsmobile, Max Fleischer, 1932

Ribald promotional short by Fleischer studios.

With bouncing ball sing-along!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Giving Tree, Charlie Hayward,1973

The animated version of the classic book, voiced by Shel Silverstein himself.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Breakfast, Parra, 2010

I've been holding off on posting this.

On one hand, I love Parra's drawing style. I love his bird-faced characters, the way he renders bodies, and his typography.

And I do confess a certain fondness for cannibalism, as a satirical theme.

On the other, even though I know this is supposed to be tongue in cheek and funny... it's a little bit misogynist. Just a touch. Uncomfortable.

It reminds me why I don't do the whole... look, if you were to ask me if I wanted to go "clubbing" my response would be "Oh, I didn't realize you had seals around here!"

So, this looks really cool, but you've been warned. Oh, and it's NSFW.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Blitz Wolf, Tex Avery, 1942


It's Tex Avery. You like Tex Avery.