Monday, February 10, 2014

The Last Unicorn, Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass, 1982

I am sometimes known as someone who loudly and publicly proclaims a dislike of unicorns.

That doesn't mean I did not watch this movie eleven billionty times when I was a kid and I still actually choke up a little when I hear the theme song.


Also (as with anything else you see here) if you like this you should buy it since I suspect this will not last.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Smokey Bear Show, Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass, 1969

Hey, it's Smokey Bear! He kept us from burning shit up in the 70s!

Don't be idiots with fireworks kids! Don't play with matches!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cavern, Michael Sporn (1946-2014) 1983

OK, change of plans.

I just learned that animator Michael Sporn passed away on January 19th.

Animation Scoop

Cartoon Brew

Not only was he a great animator known for his deep artistic integrity, his Splog is really fascinating and educational.

I might be interspersing the Arthur Rankin with some of Sporn's wonderful work, most likely some of Sesame Street shorts.

Here is his video for Liquid Liquid's Cavern.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Chimpnology, Cyriak Harris, 2014

Not to take anything away from the previous post, but new Cyriak guys.

Willy McBean and his Magic Machine, Arthur Rankin (1924 - 2014) and Jules Bass, 1965

On January 30th, the world lost legendary animation director and producer Arthur Rankin. (via Animationscoop.

If you were a kid that was even near a TV for the last, oh, fifty years or so, you know the name.

The output of he and his partner, Jules Bass, was impressive and far reaching.

I'll be posting some of their work for the next... oh, until I stop.

Here is one of their early stop motion features.

Ghost Burger, Lee Hardcastle, 2013

The sequel to T is for Toilet.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

T is for Toilet, Lee Hardcastle, 2012

Yesterday I posted something from The ABCs of Death 2 (which is also part of the ABCs of Death 1.5 collection) Today, I post Lee Hardcastle's winning submission to the first anthology.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

M is for Meat, Wolf Matzl, 2013

Originally made for The ABCs of Murder 2 competition where it scored far, far too low.

(Thanks for the correction from Mr. Cavin, see comments)