Posts filed under "Saturday Morning Cartoons"

Bambi meets Godzilla (1969)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian May 17, 2014 0 Comment 23537 views

This weekend many of us will once again indulge in the anarchic pleasure of seeing a giant lizard lay waste to densely populated areas on the big screen. Since the release of Ishiro Honda’s quintessential creature feature Gojira (1954), the King of the Monsters has appeared in nearly 30 officially licenced films and also inspired an […]

Dimensions of Dialogue (1982)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian May 10, 2014 0 Comment 7048 views

Jan Svankmajer’s Dimensions of Dialogue creates a visual experience which is simultaneously mesmerizing and repellent.

Lupo The Butcher (1987)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian May 3, 2014 0 Comment 5382 views

Before Ren & Stimpy and South Park, there was the delightfully profane Lupo the Butcher.

Floyd Gottfredson’s Newsprint Mickey

Posted by Bennett O'Brian March 29, 2014 0 Comment 5744 views

Few of us know the gun-toting Mickey Mouse who almost lost girlfriend Minnie to a city slicker rat and made several unsuccessful attempts at suicide before winning her back.

Franz Kafka (1992)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian March 22, 2014 1 Comment 4441 views

The colour black dominates every aspect of Piotr Dumala’s animated short Franz Kafka; A dense all-encompassing shade of black upon which white lines only appear as shallow scratches on the surface. From beginning to end, this inescapable darkness appears to be as much of a character in the film as the author from which it […]

Mr. Hublot (2013)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian March 15, 2014 0 Comment 4329 views

Mr. Hublot is an 11-minute animated film about a clockwork man who lives a solitary existence in a clockwork city.

Three Orphan Kittens (1935)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian March 1, 2014 0 Comment 5592 views

In terms of Oscar nominations, it’s extremely rare for a performer or filmmaker to be nominated twice in the same category within the same year. In 1939, Michael Curtiz was nominated twice for directing Angels with Dirty Faces and Four Daughters but lost the trophy to Frank Capra. During the first decade of the animated […]

The Tortoise and the Hare (1934)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian February 15, 2014 0 Comment 5594 views

Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony The Tortoise and the Hare took home the Oscar in 1934 – and it also inadvertently helped their biggest competition create Bugs Bunny.

Three Little Pigs (1933)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian February 8, 2014 0 Comment 8193 views

The 1933 Oscar winning Disney ‘toon Three Little Pigs has a surprising flexible – and political – history.

Jirí Trnka’s The Hand (1965)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian February 1, 2014 0 Comment 12754 views

The subtext to Jiří Trnka’s The Hand was considered to be so subversive that it was banned in his native Czechoslovakia for 20 years.

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