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Sunday March 22nd @ The Glass Onion
|Posted: 16 March 2009 at 15:38 | IP Logged
A night for the coming of spring in which we celebrate the magical
bringing to life of inanimate objects through the marvellous process of
stop motion animation!
This ain't no chick flick!
animation made this triumphant leap from TV specials to the silver
screen nearly 10 years ago now and it was heralded as one of the best
British films of its time. The genius imaginations behind Wallace and
Gromit plus an all star cast including Mel Gibson make this perfect
(2000 ~ dir.Peter Lord & Nick Park ~ rated U ~ 81mins)
Czech master director Jan Svankmajer is hailed as one of the greatest animators of all time and it isn't very hard to see why.
twisted and dark adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND is probably his best
known film and its mixture of live action and macabre animation of
everything from old socks to animal skeletons is utterly mesmerizing.
(1988 ~ dir.Jan Svankmajer ~rated PG~ 81 mins)
PETER AND THE WOLF
of Best Animated Short Film at the Oscars last year, this half hour
picture is a beautiful and exquisitely animated piece that will
captivate you whatever your age.
(2007 ~ dir.Suzie Templeton ~ rated U ~ 32mins)
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
on Kenneth Graham's classic children book, this film was later adapted
into an award winning TV show that ran for several years furthering the
adventures of Toad, Ratty, Moley and Badger. Many film and TV
adaptations of Wind in the Willows exist but this is by far the
(1983 ~ dir.Mark Hall ~ rated U ~ 74 mins)
THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED
most believe Snow White to be the first feature length animated film of
all time, that's history through the Disney-tinted specs, because Lotte
Reiniger's 1926 film 'Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed' got there first
(there are believed to be even earlier animated films, but sadly they
It's style is reminiscent of shadow puppetry but the
puppets were in fact animated frame by frame. Based on the famous
stories of 'Arabian Nights'
(1926 ~ dir.Lotte Reiniger ~ rated PG ~ 65mins)
WALLACE & GROMIT
They need no introduction, the original and best. No christmas Day would be complete without their antics and adventures.
~ A Grand Day Out (1989)
~ The Wroing Trousers (1993)
~ A Close Shave (1995)
(Aardman Animation ~ Rated U ~ 96 mins total)
Plus Short films!
Tim Burton's wonky short film "VINCENT", Svankmajer's totally odd
"DARKNESS LIGHT DARKNESS" and Bjork's award winning music video
"WANDERLUST" by Ecyclopedia Pictura.
PLUS ~ Keep your eyes peeld for even more stop motion magic in the future...
Edited by dayglowjoe on 16 March 2009 at 15:38