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2-Year Machine, The

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

David Alexovich

Description:

"University of Illinois Chicago (UICC) animated student film about being drafted to the Vietnam War." Chicago Film Archives


Adventures of Herman, The

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

R. Abbott

D. Willmott

Description:

"The Adventures of Herman are not unlike those of Mickey Mouse, for although Herman may be of the same species, he is a bit bigger - just enough bigger to irritate the owner of the house in which he resides. Herman is about ten inches tall, and his movements, through single frame animation, are inter-cut with live action" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 36.


Amentü Gemisi Nasıl Yürüdü? [How Was the Amentü Ship Steered?]

Date produced: 1969

Filmmaker(s):

Sezer Tansuğ

Tonguç Yaşar

Description:

“The question ‘How was the mentü ship Steered’ bears two meanings: as inference in the sense of ‘faith,’ as well as the relation between the notions of ‘imagery, logos, and action.’ The answer is ‘divine love,’ regardless of the form of the question: the Amentü ship is navigated by the love of God. ” Zeynep Gemuhluoglu, tsa.org: https://www.tsa.org.tr/en/yazi/yazidetay/67/%EF%BF%BD%EF%BF%BDmentu-gemisi-nasil-yurudu (16 Oct 2019).


Animals In Motion

Date produced: 1968

Filmmaker(s):

John Straiton

Description:

"Between 1877 and 1885, an English photographer, Eadweard Muybridge, conducted detailed experiments analyzing human and animal motion using rapid photography. In 1968, John Straiton took the published works of Muybridge and created from them a fascinating and hilarious film. A tribute to the serious maker of the first nudie before the invention of movies." Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre.


Average is a Tiger Named Clyde

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

Don Goff

Description:

"Average Is a Tiger Named Clyde is a clever animated film which pokes fun through its satire on many events and customs common to us all" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 34.


Ballerina

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

Alise Ziverts

Description:

"Ballerina is easily the most unusual film to be entered in the Competition in many years. Alise Ziverts the maker, has scratched the images on a piece of opaque 16mm film. Though the technique is not new, her masterful effort of depicting a man and a woman dancer with no more than a sharp needle is little less than amazing. With a screen time of one minute at 16 frames per second, this amounts to approximately 1000 separate drawings Miss Ziverts was required to make on the small frame area" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 35.


Battle of Wangaphore

Date produced: 1957

Description:

"An English satire on army life at an outpost, by the Grasshopper Group, is a clever bit of cartoon work in color. There are soldiers and officers to line them up for drill and a mischievous little girl to upset the decorum. The enemy has charged, the battle is on, with the silly antics of a comic. Finally, the enemy is defeated and rolled up in a caricature polo fashion. A delightful cartoon, interesting and entertaining." PSA Journal, Nov. 1957, 32.


Breakfast in Bed

Date produced: 1947

Filmmaker(s):

Clifford Bach

Description:

"Animated figures have seldom been presented with such meticulous technique and in such clever situations as are executed by Clifford Bach in Breakfast in Bed. A perfectionist to the last twitch of an eyebrow, Mr. Bach has achieved exceptional realism in the movements of his small figures by painstaking frame by frame exposure and expressive camera viewpoints. His story follows the efforts of a cocky little cockatoo, Windy, to prepare breakfast for his master, Professor Whiffle. Windy's ingenuity overcomes all obstacles in a series of neatly motivated and genuinely amusing "gags." Mr. Bach's persistence and eye for design indicate a bright future in the field of animated movies." Movie Makers, Dec. 1947, 536.


Button Ballet

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Albert Noble

Description:

"Button Ballet is a nifty little piece of animation. A number of buttons do a ballet set to Brahms music in one of the most masterfully executed animation films ever seen in this competition" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 36.


Camera Makes Whoopee

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

Norman McLaren

Violet Anderson

William J. MacLean

Description:

"The Annual Fancy Dress Ball at Glasgow School of Art: 'Something New Under the Sun'. Includes two ballets, 'Hungarian' and 'Machine Age' and animated sequences." National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.


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