Posts filed under "Saturday Morning Cartoons"

The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian November 1, 2014 1 Comment 4001 views

Though it’s only 30 minutes long, The Wrong Trousers manages to pack in a laser-grid diamond heist, a high speed getaway aboard a runaway train and the most uncooperative pair of futuristic Techno-trousers.

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian August 9, 2014 0 Comment 3230 views

Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke is one of the craziest damn things we’ve ever seen.

The Sand Castle (1977)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian July 26, 2014 0 Comment 4264 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 3446 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 3580 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 4017 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 3113 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 3748 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 6130 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 9864 views

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

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