This beautifully animated film was directed by Jean-François Laguionie at his studio, La Fabrique, in France. The title translates as Gwen, the Book of Sand. It was awarded the Critics Prize at Annecy ’85. The is part one of four parts.
An amusing story told with pencil animation animation and sound effects. A fussy zoo keeper upsets the animals but he gets his comeuppance. It won won a gold award for animation at the student Oscars 2008.
This movie demonstrates that puppet animation can show an adult theme in a sensitive yet challenging way. The stress of the Trojan War puts the complex relationship between Achilles and Patroclus under strain.
This is a great example of storytelling through action rather than words from a master of puppet animation. William Shakespeare gives a quick run through of all his plays in an audition.
It won an Academy Award in 1936 for Best Animated Short Film. The film was produced by Walt Disney, directed by Wilfred Jackson, and animated by Art Babbitt and Les Clark.
Flowers and Trees was the first commercially released film to be produced in the full-color three-strip Technicolor process. Disney’s exclusive contract with Technicolor forced other animators such as Max Fleischer to use Technicolor’s inferior two-color process.
This is the first of seven Tom and Jerry cartoons to receive an Academy Award. The short features Tom and Jerry chasing each other in a pseudo-warfare style, making numerous references to World War II technology such as jeeps and dive bombers.
The first animated cartoon to be filmed and released in widescreen CinemaScope, Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom won the 1954 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons). In 1994, it was voted #29 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.
When Magoo Flew by Stephen Bosustow won an Academy Award in 1954. Near sighted Mr. Magoo goes to see a movie but instead mistakes the airport across the street for the theater and takes a seat on a departing airplane.
The Sand Castle is a 1977 stop motion animated short by Co Hoedeman. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 50th Academy Awards. Co Hoedeman’s short animated film is about the sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand.