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.