Monday Morning Inspiration: MUNRO and ERSATZ

Animation fan Kenny Bullard has recently been posting some terrific, difficult-to-find independent animation on YouTube, including Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner’s CLOSED MONDAYS (1974), Borge Ring’s ANNA AND BELLA (1984), Osamu Tezuka’s JUMPING (1984), Bill Kroyer’s TECHNOLOGICAL THREAT (1988), and Henry Selick’s SLOW BOB IN THE LOWER DIMENSIONS (1990).

Best of all, Kenny has posted two rare Oscar winners from 1960 and 1961: Gene Deitch’s adaptation of Jules Feiffer’s illustrated story MUNRO, and Dušan Vukotić’s ERSATZ, which was the first foreign film to win the animated short Oscar. If this isn’t an excellent use of YouTube, then I don’t know what is.

MUNRO (1960)

ERSATZ (1961)