baxterfilms:

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Animator/cartoon historian/film preservationist Steve Stanchfield is working on a DVD/BluRay of the Complete Flip the Frog (along with the Willie Whoppers for a good bonus), restored from the original 35mm nitrate film elements, held in UCLA. Compared to the copies that are on the Cartoons that Time Forgot DVDs, these new versions will look far superior.

So, be on the lookout, and make sure to buy his other DVDs, with many rare cartoons to own!

shortanimation:

The 2014 Academy Award Nominees for Best Short Film: Animated

FeralGet a Horse!Mr HublotPossessionsRoom on the Broom

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erikkwakkel:

Gifs before gifs
We all love gifs - those highly entertaining movable feasts that are so popular on Tumblr. Here is one, but it is one with a history that predates the internet. You are looking at a gif of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau. Dancing figures, jumping monkeys, acrobats, and figures jumping into the mouths of lions: Plateau’s stroboscopic disks produced highly entertaining mini-movies, like our modern gifs, be it over a century and a half before animation movies were first made. When we look at a gif on Tumblr, let’s remember that the technique of producing such moving images made up from a small batch of individual pictures dates back to a pre-digital world - to the days before movies, photography and digital cameras.
Gif: this is the source of the 21st-century gif of a 19th-century phenakistiscope presented above. Check out some (real moving) examples here, here, here and here.

erikkwakkel:

Gifs before gifs

We all love gifs - those highly entertaining movable feasts that are so popular on Tumblr. Here is one, but it is one with a history that predates the internet. You are looking at a gif of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau. Dancing figures, jumping monkeys, acrobats, and figures jumping into the mouths of lions: Plateau’s stroboscopic disks produced highly entertaining mini-movies, like our modern gifs, be it over a century and a half before animation movies were first made. When we look at a gif on Tumblr, let’s remember that the technique of producing such moving images made up from a small batch of individual pictures dates back to a pre-digital world - to the days before movies, photography and digital cameras.

Gif: this is the source of the 21st-century gif of a 19th-century phenakistiscope presented above. Check out some (real moving) examples hereherehere and here.

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cookiecarnival:

Silly Symphony - The Skeleton Dance (1929)
Directed by Walt Disney

Happy Halloween!

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wannabeanimator:

The Making of Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels (2012)

Directed by Timothy Reckart

The full short can be seen here.

gameraboy:

Title cards

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Giant Steps (2007) (Recorded 1959, released 1960)

Music by John Coltrane

This isn’t necessarily a cartoon, but watch it.  It’s pretty awesome.  If you’re into music and jazz, you will love this.  The band consists of John Coltrane (tenor sax), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Art Taylor (drums).

Lonesome Lenny (1946)

Directed by Tex Avery

In the final Screwy Squirrel cartoon, Lenny the big dumb dog gets a new friend from the pet store.  The voice of Lenny is provided by Tex Avery himself.