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.