Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cracks, attributed to Cosmo Anzilotti, 1975

On Thursday 31 December, 1975, during Sesame Street Episode #818, aired, for the first time, a 1:29 short involving a girl seeing patterns in the cracks on her walls, from a camel, a monkey, a hen, and, most significantly, the eerie Crack Master that appears. The short is narrated (and partially sung) by a woman.

It was rumoured to have been created by animator Cosmo Anzilotti, though when dycaite contacted him regarding it, he simply had no memory of ever working on the short, and suggested that it had been credited to him by mistake...

This short was said to be very frightening, as many people recount seeing it as children, and have posted their terrifying experiences on numerous forums. It aired a total of only 11 times over the course of 3 and a half years, with its final airing taking place on May 2, 1980.

Via the Lost Media Wiki.

If anyone can provide any information about who directed this short, please let me know, and definitely swing by and tell the lostmedia folks, as I am sure they would be thrilled.

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