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    Post a piece of animation you love.

    Tell us why you love it.

    Go.
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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010 edited
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    Baseball Bugs. Made by Warner Bros and released in 1946. The animators' understanding of caricature, sight gags and the subtle physics of bodily movement made these old short cartoons enduring classics. What's more, they had to hand render every single frame.

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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2010 edited
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    Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence. Mamoru Oshii's beautiful, obsessive vision of the world of 2032 reaches its peak with this extended flight over the city and the subsequent parade scene.

    Ghost In The Shell 2
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2010
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    Ramona Falls "I Say Fever" - brilliant Victorian etching mash-up animation perfectly built around a great song. I keep watching this over and over. The subtle menace in the woman's face is mesmerizing!
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    That's creepy and amazing in equal measures.
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      CommentAuthorkahavi
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2010
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    A clip from the first episode of Mononoke. It's a spin-off from a ghost story anime called Ayakashi (not to be mistaken with the horrid magical girl anime of the same name). The art is gorgeous, and the animation has a really interesting paper-doll / disjointed quality to it.
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      CommentAuthorPupato
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2010 edited
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    Ghost in the Shell 2 is amazing! like a music long play you can watch it again & again... & again...

    hereĀ“s Jan SvankmajerĀ“s "FOOD" : )

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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2010
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    Oooh ooh ooh!!!

    I am SO PUMPED that this exists. I keep coming across LOVELY shorts in my RSS feeds.



    This is just one. I'll come back later with other things, I'm sure.
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    This has haunted me for years. I love it because every so often it turns up again in my inbox unannounced and because the first time I saw it I was tripping.

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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2010 edited
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    The Sandman is a super bit of stop motion (and wonderfully scary!)

    Feed the Kitty. Nothing else to say.

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      CommentAuthorAlberto
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2010
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    Truckers Delight. It's so wrong... yet I can't stop watching.
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    @TF - the Warner Bros animators had mirrors at their desks so they could make faces in them as reference for the hilarious facial expressions featured in cartoons like this one.
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    Tale of Tales

    Just gorgeous.

    Toujin Kit

    One of the most succesful blends of 2D and 3D animation I've ever seen. Also my favourite animator.
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    The gigantic monster at the end of The Mist. Possibly the best example of CGI animation in recent film history.

    The Mist
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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2010 edited
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    Tom And Jerry - The Invisible Mouse.

    Back before they were churning out low-budget crap like The Flintstones, Hanna and Barbera were responsible for some gorgeous work. In particular, check out the high quality of the backgrounds, with beautifully carved wooden furniture and a vibrant palette. Appliances, walls and carpeting, ornaments and sundry items are all rendered with artistry rather than roughly sketched in as filler.

    Tom and Jerry
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2010
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    @ Greasemonkey I love how , even now with all the wondrous tech and software, this very complicated art form starts with someone looking at themselves in a mirror!
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      CommentAuthorPupato
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2010 edited
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    "Back before they were churning out low-budget crap like The Flintstones, Hanna and Barbera were responsible for some gorgeous work."

    I would argue that even though the H&B stuff was lower budget, the first two seasons of the Flintstones were awesome. you can usually tell if an episode is from the first few seasons by the color of the interior of the Flintstone's house (blue instead of beige) and Barney's nose (pointy and long, not short and squat like Fred's nose). I still love some of the old H&B stuff like the Herculiods (a cool revamp of that would be something I would love to work on), Space Ghost and Johnny Quest. all of which sport beautiful character designs by the late, great Alex Toth. limited animation yes, but well designed.


    I love this Buckethead video that used Hermanus Busch imagery done a few years ago:



    and Jason Forrest's "War Photographer" video by Joel Thrussell:



    anything by Jiri Barta is worth watching at least once:



    and of coarse the Quay Bros.:

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    "I would argue that even though the H&B stuff was lower budget, the first two seasons of the Flintstones were awesome. you can usually tell if an episode is from the first few seasons by the color of the interior of the Flintstone's house (blue instead of beige) and Barney's nose (pointy and long, not short and squat like Fred's nose)."


    I've only seen those terrible beige-interior Flintstones episodes, where usually the only background is an armchair roughly sketched in black and not coloured in. The Herculoids weren't bad, but IMO none of the later HB cartoons were a patch on their earlier Tom & Jerry work.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2010 edited
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    i am too tired to figure out why i don't know how to post videos. so never mind.