Journey to the Center of the Earth is an American science fiction animated television series, consisting of 17 episodes, each running 30 minutes. Produced by Filmation in association with 20th Century Fox, it aired from September 9, 1967 to September 6, 1969 on ABC Saturday Morning. This is episode 1…
Benjamin Renner’s A Mouse’s Tale takes Aesop’s fable of The Lion and the Mouse and embellishes it with a machiavelian twist, imagining how the story might have panned out had the mouse possessed a little more cunning and nous. Benjamin’s reductive character design and simple textural backgrounds give the animation just the right amount of pathos, developing the villain/victim relationship between lion and mouse beyond stereotypical traditions. Adding to this is a perfectly paced score from Christophe Héral that finishes the film beautifully. Absolutely worth a four minute break from your daily grind. via itsnicethat
“The Girl and the Fox”, a magnificent little animation written and directed by Tyler J. Kupferer.
Ilona is a nine-year-old girl who lives in the wilderness with her mother and father. Food is running low, and when a mysterious fox starts killing their livestock, she has no choice but to track down the strange creature in order to ensure the survival of her family.
This is a wonderful cut and paste animation from the master of collage… VanDerBeek studied art and architecture first at Cooper Union Collegein New York and then at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where he met architect Buckminster Fuller, composer John Cage, and choreographer Merce Cunningham. VanDerBeek began his career in the 1950s making independent art film while learning animation techniques and working painting scenery and set designs for the American TV show, Winky Dink and You. His earliest films, made between 1955 and 1965 mostly consist of animated paintings and collage films, combined in a form of organic development.
A Family Man, tells the story of John L. Black, Sr., who spent decades in the boiler rooms of the Cincinnati public school system to provide for his wife and 11 children.
After work, “he would fall down on the bed… he’d ask us to rub his feet,” recounts his son, Samuel. “We hated it — he’d been working 16-hour days. He’d take his socks off, he’d ask you to rub his feet — you hate to walk past his bedroom, because he’d call you in and ask you to do that.”