Okay, this may not in fact be ALL of the classic movie references in animated films from Pixar, but it's a whole lot of 'em.
What an absolutely stunning piece this is. One of my new year's resolutions is to watch the entire series, start to finish, in one big binge.
[Laughing Squid, animation stills via elliot-lim.com]
From 1966, René Jodoin's beautiful minimalist animation of a geometric ballet, "Notes on a Triangle." Jodoin, who died earlier this year, was founder of the National Film Board of Canada's animation studio. "Note on a Triangle" was only one of several films meant as an introduction to geometric forms. See more here.
Screen Novelties' Witch Doctor kickstarter is looking to raise $60,000 to finish a gorgeous-looking, tiki-themed stop-motion black-light movie inspired by classic dark rides. Read the rest
The high priestess of soul in an interview with Lilian Terry from July 1968.
The amazing animated video to The Jezabels' "Come Alive" features a swirly, timeless impasto style. All smoke and fire and light, every frame's literally a stark, beautiful painting.
It was directed by Darcy Prendergast & Xin Li from Oh Yeah Wow, using oil paint on glass. It might seem grim for a monday morning, but stick with it! The Jezebels are on tour in early 2016 and their second album, The Brink, is out now.
In this [NSFW] totally non-phallic animated cartoon from 1968 about Lyndon B. Johnson’s escalation of the Vietnam war, we see the orgasmic annihilation of the American Dream in a montage of cigarette boxes, Coke bottles, hotdogs, TV dinners, breasts, apple pie, Doris Day, Lassie, John Wayne, Superman, Aunt Jemimah, Detroit autos, and deodorant soap. It's called Escalation, and it was made by Disney animation pioneer Ward Kimball.
Bryan Thomas at Night Flight has more:
[In] 1968, an national election year coming a few years after Walt Disney’s death (in 1966), [Kimball] was venturing out on his own, and so Escalation should be seen as a personal and private Kimball film project, and not as a Disney short. It’s actually credited with being the only film made independently by one of Disney’s Nine Old Men. Kimball personally gave 16mm copies to friends and liberal-minded fans.
We first came across this short film online a few years back, and it was said at the time that Kimball’s granddaughter, Laurey Kimball Boedoe, and other relatives of Kimball’s, had decided to put Escalation online, making it free for everyone to see, saying in an email to friends, “Our family thought it was time to put this short film out there for everyone to see since there are a lot of similarities to what is going on now.”
Charles Darwin´s first impressions, when he first saw a carnivorous plant in 1875, were the inspiration for this 1-minute animated video by Francisco Sanchez de Cañete.
I’m a spanish berlin based Art Director and 3D artist.
I started exploring digital media after my degree in Fine Arts
and since then I haven’t stopped dedicating myself to it.
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I’m a spanish berlin based Art Director and 3D artist. I started exploring digital media after my degree in Fine Arts and since then I haven’t stopped dedicating myself to it.
Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny's long-lost, long-eared ancestor has been discovered in the National archive of the British Film Institute.
The languid, pulsing beauty of Hideki Inaba's retro-style animation is the perfect way to becalm your Tuesday morning. An organic landscape set to the music of BEATSOFREEN's "Slowly Rising," it flows and grows into a glorious profusion of color and movement.
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"Slowly Rising" suggested to me the image of the sun. A seed was born beneath the sun, the source of all existence. The seed absorbed the light. It created more seeds like itself, gradually increasing in number.
Time passed, but still their numbers slowly continued to rise, and before long they were quietly swallowed up by their own shadows. After everything that had lived had perished, nothing but an empty world remained.
There, once again, an environment where the next living things could grow silently began to spread.