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Animation Essentials

The Essentials: Classic Reading, Classic Viewing

 

Great Aussie animators, starting with: Max Bannah

 

Bruce Petty - Leisure [1976].  Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated)

 

Denis Tupicoff - Five animated films: Trailer

 

Sarah Watt - Catch of the Day [1995]

 

Adam Elliot - Harvie Krumpet  [2003]

 

Anthony Lucas - The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello [2005]

 

Embedded below for your viewing pleasure - 133 years of Innovative animation:

 

Eadweard Muybridge (English/American) - Galloping Horse [1887]

 

Émile Cohl (French) - Fantasmagorie [1908]

 

Winsor McCay (American) - Gertie the Dinosaur [1914]

 

Lotte Reiniger (German) - The Adventures of Prince Achmed [1926]

 

Walt Disney (American) - Steamboat Willie [1928]

 

Norman McLaren (Scottish/Canadian) - Begone Dull Care [1949]

Yuri Norstein (Russian) - Hedgehog in the Fog [1975]

 

Caroline Leaf (Canadian/american) - The Street [1976]

 

Yuri Norstein - Tale of Tales [1979]

 

Jan Švankmajer (Czech) - Dimensions of Dialogue [1982]

 

Brothers Quay (American) - Epic of Ghilgamesh [1985]

 

Nicole Van Goethem (Belgian) - A Greek tragedy [1986]

 

Joanna Quinn (English) - Girls Night Out [1986]

 

Brothers Quay (American) - Street of Crocodiles [1986]

 

Frédéric Back (Canadian) - The Man Who Planted Trees [1987]

 

Nick Park/Aardman Animations (English) - Creature Comforts [1989-2011]

 

PIXAR (American) - Toy Story [1995]

 

Aleksandr Petrov [Russian] - The Old Man and the Sea [1999]

 

Suzie Templeton & Marianela Maldonado (Polish/British/Norwegian/Mexican/Swiss) - Peter and the Wolf [2007]

 

Dorota Kobiela (Polish) - Loving Vincent [2017]

 

Valve (American) - Half Life: Alyx Trailer [2020]

Embedded below for your viewing pleasure - Where animated music videos began:

 

Accidents Will Happen [1979] - Elvis Costello and the Attractions

 

Take on Me [1985] - A-Ha

 

Money for Nothing [1985] - Dire Straits

 

Sledgehammer [1986] - Peter Gabriel

 

I Miss You [1995] - Björk

 

Clint Eastwood [2001] - Gorillaz