The human desire to animate drawings may stretch further back (much further back) than a couple hundred years.
Animation can provide a fascinating window into the past. In the 1950s and 60s, cars became a daily part of life and animation reflected the new automobile culture.
There’s some ugly stuff to be found in the dusty bins of animation history. Case in point: this wildy inappropriate ad promoting Krazy Kat theatrical animated shorts.
Bruno Bozzetto – who has produced a remarkably solid body of work, ripe for rediscovery.
Leonard Maltin shared with me this recent find: an Artie Shaw record album with cover art by George Pal!
The Museum of Modern Art is presenting a retrospective of work by legendary computer animator Lillian Schwartz at 7pm.
Someone on ebay is selling brand new cylinder records – for those who still have working Edison Amberola phonograph machines…