Cartoon Brew speaks with the Brothers Quay about Christopher Nolan’s documentary, their exhaustive Blu-ray collection, and the challenges of finding funding for new projects.
One of the most original voices in contemporary stop motion talks about his work with us.
Ranging from the technical to the quirky to the essential, these holiday electives make great presents for animation pros and fans.
“Inception” director Christopher Nolan is helping people discover the animated films of the Quay brothers.
“Animated cinema is the demiurgic art par excellence: matter comes to life and is transformed in the hands and imaginations of the creators. They, more than anybody, know about the secret life of objects.” This description, comes from the exhibition “Metamorphosis: Fantasy Visions in Starewitch, Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers,” now playing at the Centre de Cultura Contemporanea (CCCB) in Barcelona, Spain, and it’s a good summary of the work of these four visionary animators.
The Brothers Quay, the legendary team of identical twin stop motion animators, will be appearing tonight in Chicago at DePaul University for a screening and conversation about their work.