Monday, December 27, 2010

Excerpts from The Great Rock n' Rol Swindle, Julien Temple,1980

Animated excerpts from Malcolm McLaren's tale of the Sex Pistols, The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle.

I listed the director as Julien Temple, because there wasn't a distinction in the animation department itself. These are the animators:Phil Austin, Derek W. Hayes,Bill Mather, Gil Potter, and Andy Walker.


Interview with Johnny Rotten:

End Credits (Friggin' in the Riggin')

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Dental Hygeine Dilemma (excerpt from 200 Motels) Cal Schenken, 1971

Now you are relaxing in your post holiday refractory period, you know what you need?

You need to see a dude roll up and smoke a hotel bath mat. Yes. And some of Zappa's Comedy Music.

What the Hell, I'm still feeling generous. Here's a 1974 promo for Zappa's Apostrophe, also by Schenken.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Christmas Dream,Hermína Týrlová and Karel Zeman, 1946

I think I'm going to post two versions here, because I can't seem to find the longer Czech version in high quality. It's lovely, and I wish I could find the full version at a higher resolution.

Here's the Castle Films edit:

And here's the original:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Card 2010, 39 Degrees North, 2010

A festive short by Beijing studio 39 Degrees North, inspired by a poem by Neil Gaiman.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Walks of Life, Cyriak Harris, 2010

Another one of the series of Short Stories commissioned by Showtime.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Visdüm Tooten, Don Hertzfeldt, 2010

So yeah, here's a new Don Hertzfeldt cartoon. Pretty exciting, right?

But check it out, THERE'S MOAR!

Then you can go here and buy presents for me!
Via Metafilter, and also via James, who technically told me about The Meaning of Life thing first so of course I must give him props as well.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Profesor Balthazar: For Heaven's Cake, Zlatko Grgić, Boris Kolar, Ante Zaninović,1971

No subs, sorry.

Here's a different episode of Professor Balthazar than the one I posted earlier. No snoot playing virtuosos in this one, unfortunately, but it's still very charming, and the link works.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Temple Rider, Miles Cheng , 2010

No subtitles, but I'm sure you won't mind.

Thanks to Cavin for sending this to me.

(I'm having a deuce of a time finding the director's name. If anyone has it, let me know.

UPDATE: Thanks, Matthew!)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gustavus and Alienation, Marcell Jankovicz, 1965

Gustav was a very popular Hungarian cartoon series from the 60s and 70s, created by József Nepp, Attila Dargay and Marcell Jankovics.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Monsters Do Have Their Place, (Anti-cable TV PSA) 1969

A theatrical cartoon warning against the "monster" of "pay TV," made long before anyone had to spend 45 minutes on the phone with Comcast.

ETA a much higher quality clip and title.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Yuck Mouth, Isadore Freleng,1973

1970s "Bod Squad" PSA.Produced by Depatie-Freleng Enterprises for ABC. Voiced by Scatman Crothers.

Another member of the Bod Squad was the mystifying Time for Timer. I still don't know what he is, and I still find this disturbing.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Shop-Vac, Jarrett Heather, 2010

I haven't featured any kinetic typography animation thus far, but this is so perfectly done, regardless of what you think about Jonathan Coulton's music. The use of type and design enhances the song, and highlights the loneliness of the modern culture of homogeneous convenience and isolation.

Via Metafilter

Thursday, December 2, 2010