Posts filed under "Saturday Morning Cartoons"

The Sand Castle (1977)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian July 26, 2014 0 Comment 314 views

The first time the National Film Board of Canada was awarded an Oscar in the category of Best Animated Short Film it was for Co Hoedeman’s imaginative short The Sand Castle (1977). 25 years earlier, Norman McLaren’s NFB stop-motion short Neighbours (1952) won the Academy Award – But, for some reason, McLaren’s scripted anti-war comedy […]

Neighbours (1952)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian July 19, 2014 0 Comment 415 views

The NFB’s many accomplishments in animation can be traced back to Norman McLaren and his innovative and enduring short Neighbours (1952).

The Pied Piper (1985)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian July 12, 2014 0 Comment 461 views

Jiří Barta’s The Pied Piper shocks the eye with its intricately whittled cubist design.

Prometheus’ Garden (1988)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian June 28, 2014 0 Comment 531 views

To his great credit, rock musician Frank Zappa liked to think he could do anything. In his lifelong pursuit of strangeness for the sake of being strange, Zappa quickly branched out from avant-garde rock albums into making independently financed and intentionally incoherent feature films such as 200 Motels and Uncle Meat. Zappa’s highest achievement as […]

Rejected (2000)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian June 21, 2014 0 Comment 660 views

For your viewing pleasure, Don Hertzfeldt’s anti-corporate cartoon Rejected.

The Early Works of Terry Gilliam

Posted by Bennett O'Brian June 14, 2014 0 Comment 788 views

If you like Terry Gilliam, you’re gonna love these early animated works.

Les Jeux des Anges (1964)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian June 7, 2014 0 Comment 3149 views

The abstract visual style of Les Jeux des Anges (The Game of Angels) is more consistent and evolved compared to sporadic, cut-together sensibility of Walerian Borowczyk’s early films.

Street of Crocodiles (1986)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian May 31, 2014 0 Comment 7191 views

Street of Crocodiles – 21 minutes of terrifying, stop-motion dolls.

Bambi meets Godzilla (1969)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian May 17, 2014 0 Comment 19176 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 3552 views

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

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