Other movements were made by cutting off heads so that they would nod or move from side to side or up and down on long necks.
The first ANIMA Festival, held in September, was considered to be a big success and plans are already being made for next year’s festival.
The afternoon film show opened with THE SPIDER IN THE BATH by Tony Salmon. This is an amusing cartoon film set to the well known song of the title.
Background information on this exciting new film from Animation City for Channel 4.
Being a hunting society it is likely that their huts would be constructed from the remains of the vast Skywhales that they kill.
The music for Skywhales was created by Dirk Higgins. He has tried to suit the music to the environment in which the film is set.
High above the mist shrouded planet of Perle drift the floating cities of the Perlians.
Hours later, after much strenuous labour, the beast has been cut up to provide the food and other products which the city needs and Nilbul is clearing up ready to go home.
The main feature of most of the films shown at Annecy festivals is their very personal nature. Few have straight forward narrative story lines in the manner of TV animation and most contain a political social or personal statement, sometimes obscure, sometimes clearly expressed.
Although films could be entered in the festival in a number of categories, no distinction was made when they were shown in the cinema. Thus a children’s film could be shown alongside an avant-garde experimental production.