Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

French Windows, Ian Emes, 1971

Animation for Pink Floyd's song One Of These Days.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cabbit, Soogie, 2012

'Cabbit' is a handmade animation by Montana based artist, Soogie.
Animated frame-by-frame using paper, a sharpie and a scanner, 'Cabbit' has been a passion project which has been in production for 4 years with contributions from artists in the United States, Australia and France.

Original hand drawn artwork from the film is available here


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Island, Fyodor Khitruk, 1973 and The Story of One Crime, 1962

R.I.P. Great Russian animator Fyodor Khitruk (1917-2012)who brought us the ever-delightful Vinni Puh

as well as Film, Film, Film

The Man in The Frame.

Cartoon Brew obituary


The Story of One Crime

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mr. Hare and the Abstract, Mattijn Franssen, 2009

Mattijn Fransen also composed the music. If you like it you can purchase his album here.


Take five.

R.I.P. Dave Brubeck.

(5/4 by van Maximov. I've posted it before, but.)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Weary Willies, Isadore Freleng, 1929

Directed by the inimitable Friz Freleng in 1929. This was a sound cartoon, but I'm not aware of any surviving sound prints (though I'd love to be surprised). The music you're presently hearing on the "soundtrack" was chosen by Pietro Shakarian. via Youtube user Biryanifan

Monday, November 26, 2012

From Beyond, Michael Granberry, 2006

Based on the short story by H.P Lovecraft.

These are the quivering monstrosities that float about you and this is how they steal your television.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Asperger's Syndrome, Simon Collins, David Bunting + various, 2009

A film made by several young people with Asperger Syndrome.

The list appears to be in alphabetical order of the creators, so I am not sure who made what piece.

Harry Dawson
Chloe Evans
Alex Hugill
Niki Hutchinson
Alex Irvin
Gerant J.C. Thomas
Helen Walmsley

Jellyfish Girl, Mike Caracappa, 2010

Second-year Cal Arts film.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I Wish That, Jayden Dowler, 2012

OH YOU GUYS I JUST REALIZED THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN AUTOPLAYING. I am so sorry, that is incredibly annoying.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Down With the Dawn, Run Wrake, 2011

Run Wrake -

For three weeks in November 2011 I underwent a series of tests that resulted in a diagnosis of cancer. That period inspired this film. Music by Howie B.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nightmare, Takashi Nakamura, 1987

Another short from the anthology Robot Carnival.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cloud, Mao Lamdo, 1987

From the 1987 anime anthology Robot Carnival

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Running Man, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1987

The second segment of 1987's Neo Tokyo, directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Labyrinth Labyrinthos, Rintaro, 1987

The first segment of 1987's Neo Tokyo, wherein three animators adapt three short stories by Taku Mayumura.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cashocracy, Mark Fiore, 2010

I wanted something political for today, and found this bit by Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist"Mark Fiore to be ....nauseatingly appropriate.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Various animations for Arabic Sesame Street, Tee Collins, 1983

Tee Collins was the first African-American animator to establish a studio in New York, where he made animation fro commercials and for Sesame Street, including these, for international versions of the show.

Via Youtube user bkdurham

Here is some animation from Tee Collins that came from a defunct film lab - the title on the can was 'Sesame Street Arab.' The film lab paperwork is dated 1983. It's silent, unfortunately.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Grass Roots pilot and Phineas Gets Animated, Dave Borthwick, 2006, 2010

I am sad to report that another great animator, Dave Borthwick, half of the Bolex Brothers, director of The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb passed away last week (Cartoon Brew)

Borthwick had been working on a feature based on the adventures of Gilbert Shelton's Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.

This "screen test" of Phineas made me laugh pretty hard.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

¡Viva Calaca! 2. Pink Elephants on Parade, Ritxi Ostáriz, 2010

A Dia de los Muertes tribute to a certain song from a certain movie that SCARED THE SHIT out of certain small children who may or may not have been me.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Control Master, Run Wrake, 2008

As promised yesterday, here is some more work from Run Wrake.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

R.I.P. Run Wrake (1965 - 2012)

I was deeply saddened this morning to hear of the passing of animator, artist and teacher Run Wrake. His wife posted this today on his Facebook page:

It is with incredible sadness that I have to let you know that our darling Run passed away very suddenly at 5am on Sunday morning as an end result of his cancer. He had spent a beautiful Saturday with his two children Florence and Joe, his sister Fiona and myself. We left him at 7pm doing what he loved best- drawing and animating with peg bar and paper. I was with him for his last moments. We love you Run. Lisa Wrake.

My deepest sympathies to his loved ones.

He was brilliant and inspiring, and his tremendous talent and originality will be missed.

I'll post more of his work tomorrow.

I've already posted these, but watch them again with me.

Rabbit 2005

Jukebox, 1994

Anyway, 1990

The Gloaming, NOBRAIN, 2010

NOBRAIN are three directors working as one. Saii, Charles and Niko met while they were working for post-production houses in Paris. Saii was a compositing artist, Charles a CG artist and Niko a post- production supervisor.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mysteries of Vernacular: Pants, Jessica Oreck, 2012

In its final form, Mysteries of Vernacular will contain 26 etymological installments, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each episode takes more than 80 hours to create between the research, construction of the book, and animation. If you find yourself charmed, please consider making a donation.

Of course, we here at YOUR DAILY CARTOON have ...feelings about pants.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

La Revolution Des Crabes, Arthur de Pins, 2003


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Captain Pronin, Mikhail Zaytsev, 1992-93

1: Captain Pronin, Superstar!

2: Captain Pronin in the USA

3: Captain Pronin in Space

4: Captain Pronin at the Opera

Via which is via

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Yellow Bridges, Cyriak Harris, 2012

*SPOILER ALERT* Nothing horrible happens. You will not have any nightmares at all. Unless you are a tree. Then it will probably disturb you deeply.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Me Voy, Carlos Lopez Estrada, 2011

This video for the song Me Voy by Jesse & Joy has been nominated for a Latin Grammy, and I would think it was cool even if Charles Pieper wasn't the lead animator (which he totally was.) Excellent work!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Advent of Light, Sándor Reisenbüchler, 2002

Apparently, Sandor Reisenbuchler was fond of Monty Python. DIDN'T SEE THAT ONE COMING. NOPE.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Variations on a Dragon (excerpt) Attila Dargay. 1967

i wish I could find the whole thing - this little bit is great fun.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Aspects de la fausse vie, Alexandre Fatta, 2012

Fantastic new work from Alexandre Fatta,just emailed to me last night.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Kung Fu Farting, Tom Priestly and Bill Flowers, 2010

Brooding, philosophically challenging art film from Tasmania's Off Planet Films.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Robot Rabbit, Isadore Freleng, 1953


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Dream Walking, Dave Fleischer, 1934

No, as a matter of fact, I haven't posted it yet, T. Laurel Sulfate.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Kuro Nyago (Black Cat) Noburô Ôfuji, 1929

ETA: T. Laurel Sulfate directed me to a subtitled version at The Crunchy Roll.

Now I want sushi. So bad.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Firebird, Vladimir Samsanov, 1984

Once again, apologies for the lack of subitles.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

When the Wind Blows, Jimmy Murikami and Raymond Briggs,1986

This is one of the films inspired by the Protect and Survive series that I posted about yesterday.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Protect and Survive, Richard Taylor, 1976

The Protect and Survive series was part of a larger British civil defense program in the 1970s and 1980s that also included pamphlets and radio programs.

The series was considered classified material that was intended for transmission on all television channels only if the government determined that nuclear attack was likely within 72 hours, although recordings were leaked to organisations like CND and press organisations like the BBC, who broadcast it on Panorama as a discussion of public affairs. (Wikipedia)

Fortunately, their efficacy was never put to the test, but they did capture the nation's imagination, and by that I mean they SCARED THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF EVERYONE. They were thus influential in popular culture.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Pikadon, Renzo Kinoshita, 1978

On August 6th, 1945, Little Boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Little Johnny Jet, Tex Avery, 1953

This seems to be a popular destination cartoon. Unfortunately, the version I had originally posted was taken down. This version shall serve as a watchable placeholder until I can do better.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Goddamn George Liquor Program: Babysitting the Idiot, John Kricfalusi, 1997

This is an episode of a Flash series Kricfalusi made back in the 1990s, when dinosaurs roamed the internet.

Now he would like your assistance making a much more awesome George Q. Liquor cartoon, Cans Without Labels.


You can give him money and get stuff, and then he will take all the money and make a cartoon out of it!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Salt, Jankovics Marcell and Elek Lisziák, 1977

The first episode of Magyar népmesék , this time with English subtitles.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Nyelvlecke (Language Lesson) Vajda Béla, 1968

Somewhat ironically, this film about a language lesson has no subtitles.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Princess Iron Fan, Wan Guchan and Wan Laiming, 1941

Princess Iron Fan is the first animated feature film made in China.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Who Will Tell A Fable, Robert Sahakyants, 1982

Here's a somewhat higher quality video, without subtitles:

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Meeting Harry Smith, Drew Christie, 2011

John Cohen talks about ... well, meeting Harry Smith.

I am very jealous of John Cohen.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Rubik's Cube, Aleksandr Tatarskiy, Igor Kovalev, Vladen Barbe, and A. Fedulov, 1985

Brought to us via the ever-gracious Niffiwan:
This is a collection of three films from 1985 by people who would later form "Pilot Animation Studio". 1) The Box of Pencil Crayons 2) Did You See the Hare? 3) Rubik's Cube: Clownery. My favourite is "The Box of Pencil Crayons", for the enchanting, dynamic animation. It was a real pain to translate, too... (actually, I recommend reading the song lyrics first and not reading the subtitles while you watch it)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fox Woman, Priit Tender, 2002

The first time I saw this it was 4:30 in the morning and I couldn't find any information about it whatsoever.

Seems like an appropriate way to watch it.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Having Soul, Riho Unt, 2002

This is a somewhat talky film from Estonian puppet animation studio Nukufilm, and I couldn't find a version with subtitles.
The synopsis from Nukufilm's site:

Based on the short story “Living Dolls” by estonian writer Anton Hansen Tammsaare.
“Having Soul” is the story of a little boy and his big dream – toy soldiers with souls, who would close their eyes, when dying.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Out of Play, Ivan Maximov, 2012

Brand spankin' new Ivan Maximov, just born earlier this month. Squee.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I'm OK

Mostly. I accidentally marked the date on Saturday's post for June 1st and misdated today's post as well. Then I freaked out and posted tomorrow's cartoon today for a few minutes, until Cavin told me what I did with yesterday's cartoon. anyway, I fixed it, everything is back to mostly normal. As you were.

This is A Recorded Message, Jean-Thomas Bedard, 1973

Thursday, June 14, 2012

King Brian the Wild, Terry Gilliam, 1996

Animation of a scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail which was never filmed. This was used for the CD ROM game Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Goodnight Kiwi, Sam Harvey, 1980

This version of the much-beloved character (and his cat) put New Zealand Television to bed from 1980-1994.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Andong Agimat: Kanya ang Kalye, Arnold Arre, 2011

Filipino graphic novelist Arnold Arre wanted to see his superhero Andong Agimat come to life.

As a graphic novelist, I've always been frustrated with the limitations of the static comic book page. I wanted to see my drawings in motion and have the luxury to set them to sound and particularly music. Armed with experience from the many flip books I made as a kid, I managed to make my very first animated film, Andong Agimat: Kanya ang Kalye ("The Streets are His").. It's only 4 minutes long but it took around two weeks to make. I really had fun working on this and I hope you'll enjoy watching it. :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dancing, Yuval and Merav Nathan, 2009

Video for the song Dancing by The Walking Man (Gilad Kahana.)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Like Ike, Roy Disney, 1952

This would all be so much less unpleasant if campaign ads still looked like this, eh?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

El Tímido Almiquí (The Timid alchemist) Hernán Henríquez, 1976

Cuban animator Hernán Henriquez created this for The Cuban Institute of the Art and Industry of Cinema (ICAIC).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Where The Wild Things Are and In The Night Kitchen, Gene Deitch and Maurice Sendak, 1987

“I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”

― Maurice Sendak

I am deeply, deeply saddened to hear of the passing yesterday of Maurice Sendak.

He was an inspiration to me, and to so many. He wrote books for children, but he understood that children were people, with complex inner lives that were sometimes strange and frightening. He never talked down to them - to us, after all, we were some of those children. He was wild and brave and honest and we loved him for it.

Here are animated versions of his classic tales Where the Wild Things Are and In The Night Kitchen, books we loved and thoroughly mauled.

Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak. And thank you, thank you so much.

Where the Wild Things Are

In the Night Kitchen

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Because, Cyriak Harris, 2012

cyriak harris @cyriakharris 24 Apr Working on a new video, not sure what the hell its about but it made after effects crash, which I see as a good thing.

When After Effects crashes on me,it generally takes little pieces of my soul/ about 3 hours off my life. But that cheerful Cyriak is always accentuating the positive.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Welcome To Your Future, Thomas Berkley, 2012

I got a lovely email from Thomas Berkley letting me know he'd finished another short.

I love it when y'all just send me your animation. You are so talented, and it makes my job so much easier.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Das Blaue Wunder, Hans Fischerkosen, 1935

1935 advertisement for Muratti cigarettes.