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101 Dalmations (Walt Disney Pictures, 1961)
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman. Voices: Rod Taylor, J. Pat O'Malley, Martha Wentworth, Ben Wright, Dave Frankham, Fred Worlock. In this musical, animated feature a charming London neighborhood is home to Roger and Anita, whose beloved dalmatians have become the proud parents of 15 puppies. But when Cruella DeVille and her henchmen appear, the pups soon disappear, along with every other Dalmatian puppy in town. Now Pongo and Perdita must rally their animal friends and use the power of the "Twilight bark" to find Cruella's secret hideaway and free the puppies. Based on the book by Dodie Smith. 79 min. DVD 128; VHS 999:2032
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Whelehan, Imelda. "'A Doggy Fairy Tale': The Film Metamorphoses of The Hundred and One Dalmatians." In: Adaptations : from text to screen, screen to text / edited by London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (MAIN: PN1997.85 .A32 1999)

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad(Walt Disney Pictures, 1949)
Directed by James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, et al. Voices (Wind in the willows): Eric Blore (Mr. Toad), Colin Campbell (Mole), Campbell Grant (Angus MacBadger), Claud Allister (Rat) The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame's story of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to fads, such as the newfangled motor car. This desire for the very latest lands him in much trouble with the wrong crowd, and it is up to his friends, Mole, Rat and Badger to save him from himself. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Retelling of Washington Irving's story set in a tiny New England town. Ichabod Crane, the new schoolmaster, falls for the town beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, and the town Bully Brom Bones decides that he is a little too successful and needs "convincing" that Katrina is not for him. Special features: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride destination trivia game, "Lonesome Ghost cartoon", "The Merrily Song" sing-along song, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" DVD storybook. DVD 7324
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Aladdin1992)
Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker. Walt Disney Pictures. An animated musical film set in the mythical city of Agrabah, the story follows a street-smart peasant, Aladdin, and his mischievous pet monkey, Abu, through magical adventures. Credits: produced and directed by John Musker, Ron Clements; co-producer, Donald W. Ernst; songs, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, Alan Menken and Tim Rice. Special DVD features: Deleted song "Proud of your boy" performed by Clay Aiken; filmmakers' audio commentary; animators' audio commentary; the art of 'Aladdin'; Alan Menken: musical renaissance man; pop-up fun facts; Disney song selection: sing-along to your favorite songs; "A whole new world" music videos; "A diamond in the rough: the making of 'Aladdin'"; deleted scenes; Disney's virtual DVD ride: Aladdin's Magic Carpet Adventure; Inside the Genie's lamp: never-before-seen 3-D tour; The Genie world tour: a hilarious trip around the world with the Genie; 3 Wishes Game: your fortune, revealed. 90 min. DVD 8430; vhs 999:1719
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Alice in Cartoonland
Contents: Alice, the toreador (1925, 9 min.) -- Alice's egg plant (1925, 9 min. Also on DVD 4779) -- Alice in the jungle (1925, 8 min.) -- Alice on the farm (1926, 9 min.) -- Alice rattled by rats (1925, 7 min.) -- Alice's orphan (1926, 7 min.) -- Alice the whaler (1927, 7 min. Also on DVD 4779).

It has been said that the Disney Studio was built on a mouse, but it all really began with a little girl named Alice. The basic concept of the "Alice films" by Walt Disney was to place a real girl in a cartoon world. This program represents Disney's earliest experiences as a young cartoon producer when he was 20 years old and reveals his development as a director and storyteller. Video/C 7168

Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Pictures, 1951)
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske. Bonus materials: "One hour in Wonderland", Walt Disney's one hour special promoting Alice in Wonderland. Complete storyboards for two unproduced feature-length versions of Alice in Wonderland from 1939 and 1943. "Operation Wonderland" (1951), a short promotional film on the making of Alice in Wonderland. Archival artwork including conceptual drawings, character designs and preliminary concepts. 1951 radio broadcast with Walt Disney and Kathryn Beaumont (voice of Alice). Demos of deleted songs and songs that were used. Rarely seen 1923 silent short, "Alice's Wonderland", by Walt Disney. Original publicity material including posters, lobby cards and press book. DVD 2366; DVD 248; Video Disc 128; VHS 999:2606
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Animation, the Beginning (1906-1927)
An anthology of animated films dating from 1906 to 1927. Contents: Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, J. Stuart Blackton (4 min.); La Ratelier; Fantasmagoria; Mobiliu Fedele, Emil Cohl (8 min.); Little Nemo, Winsor McCay (8 min.); Revenge of the Kinematograph Cameraman, Ladis Starevich (9 min.); Professor Bonehead is Shipwrecked, Emil Cohl (5 min.); Gertie the Dinosaur, Winsor McCay (8 min.); Dinosaur and the Missing Link, Willis O'Brien (6 min.); Sinking of the Lusitannia, Winsor McCay (6 min.); Bobby Bumps puts a Beanery on the Bum, John Bray, Earl Hurd Bray (5 min.); Out of the Inkwell: Perpetual Motion, Max Fleischer (5 min.); Modelling, Koko the Clown, Bubbles, Max Fleischer (12 min.); Laugh-o-Grams, Puss-n-Boots, Walt Disney (11 min.); Alice on the Farm, Walt Disney (7 min.); Small Town Sheriff, Paul Terry (5 min.); Felix in Hollywood, Pat Sullivan (7 min.); Oswald and the Mechanical Cow, Walt Disney (6 min.) 109 min. 999:518

Bambi (Walt Disney Pictures,1942)
Director, David Hand. Voices: Hardie Albright, Tim Davis, Sam Edwards, Bobette Audrey, Thelma Boardman, Stan Alexander, Donnie Dunagan, Sterling Holloway, John Sutherland, Paula Winslowe, Cammie King, Ann Gillis, Thelma Hubbard, Mary Lansing, Fred Shields, Will Wright. In this classic animated film Bambi, a young deer, is hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, in particular a rabbit named Thumper and a skunk named Flower. He learns the skills needed to survive, and he even finds love. One day, however, the human hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety. Special features: Walt's annotated 'Bambi'; never-before-seen deleted sequences; Forest Adventure game; DisneyPedia: Bambi's forest friends; Disney's storytime: Thumper goes exploring; the original circle of life: the making-of 'Bambi' legacy; sneak peak of the all-new movie, 'Bambi II'. 69 min. DVD 3826; 999:1361
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Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Pictures, 1991)
Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. The spell of an enchantress opens this animated musical fairy tale, turning a cruel prince into a hideous beast. Belle, the heroine, is a book-loving young lady trapped by the beast when she comes looking for her father. To break the spell, the beast must win Belle's love before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. DVD Special features: Disc 1: three versions of the film (special ed.; theatrical ed. and in-progress ed.); audio commentary; sing-along track; Maurice's invention workshop game -- Disc 2: "The story behind the story" featurette; "A tale as old as time" making of featurette; character profile game; Enchanted environments virtual reality; the Broadway musical; animation featurettes; "Break the spell" adventure game; music featurettes; poster & ad design; trailers and TV spots. 90 min. DVD 1387; also on VHS 999:2169
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Before Mickey: Animation Anthology (1900-1928)
Directed by Donald Crafton. A collection of twenty-five silent animated short films made between 1900 and 1928, with piano accompaniment, occasional subtitles. Contents: Enchanted Drawing, J. Blackton; Animated Painting, E. Porter; Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, J. Blackton; Lightning Sketches, J. Blackton; Princess Nictotine; or, A Smoke Fairy, J. Blackton; Fantasmagorie, E. Cohl; Clair de Lune Espagnol = The Man in the Moon, E. Cohl; Little Nemo, W. McCay; Gertie, W. McCCay; Colonel Heeza Liar at Bat, J. Bray; Bobby Bumps, Before and After, E. Hurd; Farmer Al Falfa's Revenge, P. Terry; Out of the Inkwell: Perpetual Motion, M. Fleischer; 'Twas but a Dream, R. Barre; Mutt and Jeff in the Flood, R. Barre; The Gumps in Taking a Ride, W. Carlson; Le Garde-meuble = The Automatic Moving Company, R. Bosetti; Mest' kinematograficeskogo operatura, L. Starevitch; Kapten Grogg bland andra konstiga kroppa, V. Bergdahl; The Lost World, W. O'Brien; Alice's Mysterious Mystery, W. Disney; Alice Rattled by Rats, W. Disney; The Lunch Hound, W. Lantz; Felix the Cat in The Oily Bird, P. Sullivan and O. Messmer; Felix the Cat Dines and Pines, P. Sullivan and O. Messmer. 120 min. 999:608

Behind the Scenes at the Walt Disney Studio
Contents: Disc 1. A trip through the Walt Disney Studios -- The Reluctant dragon -- How Walt Disney cartoons are made -- Disc 2. The story of the animated drawing -- The Plausible impossible -- Tricks of our trade. Presents behind-the-scenes films and television shows highlighting the work of Walt Disney Studios. The centerpiece is the 1941 feature film "The reluctant dragon," in which humorist Robert Benchley introduces the major steps in cartoon production. Walt himself hosts three installments of the Disneyland television show from the 1950s: "The story of the animated drawing, The plausible impossible, and Tricks of our trade," which together constitute a primer of the art of animation and a summation of the work accomplished by Walt and his gifted team of artists. Includes footage of Walt's original Hyperion plant filmed in 1937 and a newly created virtual tour of the Walt Disney Studio, including visionary architect Kem Weber's original plans. Videodisc release of films and television shows originally released between 1937 and 1957. Special features (Disc 1): Commentary by Leonard Maltin; "Leonard Maltin's studio tour"; Behind the boards on Baby Weems; The reluctant dragon gallery; Walt Disney Studios gallery. (Disc 2): "Tour of the Disney Studio" radio program; Kem Weber gallery. 2002. 240 min. DVD 1477

Best Pals Donald & Daisy (1930's)
A collection of classic Walt Disney cartoons featuring Donald and Daisy Duck. "With Huey, Dewey and Louie underfoor, Donald does his best to woo Daisy." Mr. Duck steps out (1940) / directed by Jack King ; written by Carl Barks -- Cured duck (1945) ; Donald's double trouble (1946) / directed by Jack King ; written by Roy Williams -- Sleepy time Donald (1947) / directed by Jack Kinney ; written by Roy Williams -- Crazy over Daisy (1950) / directed by Jack Hannah -- Donald's dream voice (1948) / directed by Jack King ; written by Roy Williams -- Donald's crime (1945) / directed by Jack King ; written by Ralph Wright -- Donald's diary (1954) / directed by Jack Kinney ; written by Brice Mack, Dick Kinney. DVD 7809

The Brave Little Toaster(1987)
Directed by Jerry Rees. Disney/Hyperion Pictures. Voices: Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Tim Stack, Deanna Oliver. In this animated feature film five electrical appliances find that their young owner has disappeared. The toaster takes charge, rounding up the vacuum cleaner, the electric blanket, bedside lamp and radio. Together they take off for the big city in search of their master. 90 min. DVD DVD 9101
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A Bug's Life (Pixar/Walt Disney Pictures, 1998)
Directed by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton. Voices of: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind. through this computer animated film, journey inside the miniature world of bugs where an ant named Flik hires warrior bugs to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers. Bonus features include the animated short Geri's game (Academy Award, Best Animated Short, 1997). Special features: "Bug's land" activity game; "Fishy facts" about Finding Nemo; browse character designs, concept art, and color scripts; view abandoned sequences; Geri's Game (Academy Award Winning Short from Pixar); hilarious outtakes; world's first DVD created directly from the digital source. 95 min. DVD 2559
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The Chronological Donald. 1942-1946(Walt Disney Pictures)
The adventures of the world's favorite fiery-tempered duck continue as we follow his solo-starring efforts from 1942 through 1946. Among Donald's featured escapades is the Academy Award-nominated Best Short, Donald's Crime from 1945. Disc 1. Bellboy Donald -- Village Smithy -- Donald's snow fight -- Donald's garden -- Donald's gold mine -- Donald's tire trouble-- Flying jalopy -- Donald gets drafted -- Vanishing private -- Sky trooper -- Der Fuehrer's face -- Fall out- Fall in -- Old Army game --Home defense -- Commando Duck. -- Disc 2. Trombone trouble -- Plastics inventor -- Donald's off day -- Donald Duck and the gorilla -- Contrary condor -- Eyes have it -- Donald's crime -- Duck pimples -- No sail -- Cured duck -- Clock watcher -- Old Sequoia -- Donald's double trouble -- Wet paint -- Dumb bell of the Yukon -- Lighthouse keeping -- Frank Duck brings 'em back alive -- Volunteer worker. 250 min. DVD 4780

Cinderella (Walt Disney Pictures, 1950)
Directors, Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, et al. Voices: Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, James MacDonald, William Phipps, Luis Van Rooten, Rhoda Williams, Ilene Woods, Don Barclay, Lucille Bliss, June Foray. The animated Disney tale of a slighted beauty who outshines her evil stepsisters at a royal ball, then returns to her grim existence before the handsome prince finds her again. Special features: Restored original theatrical soundtrack; House of Royalty; the Cinderella that almost was; deleted scenes; new music videos 76 min. DVD 7871
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Disney Rarities: Celebrated Shorts 1920s to 1960s
Disc 1. Alice's Wonderland (1923). Alice's wild West show (1924). Alice gets in dutch (1924). Alice's egg plant (1925). Alice in the jungle (1925). Alice's mysterious mystery (1926). Alice the whaler (1927). Ferdinand the bull (1938). Chicken Little (1943). The pelican and the snipe (1944). The brave engineer (1950). Morris, the midget moose (1950). Lambert the sheepish lion (1952). The little house (1952). Adventures in music: melody (1953). Football now and then (1953). Toot, whistle, plunk and boom (1953). Ben and me (1953). Bonus material: Alice's cartoon world: and interview with Virginia Davis; timeline of Disney's silent era, 1923-1928. -- Disc 2. Pigs is pigs (1954). Social lion (1954). Hooked bear (1956). Jack and old Mac (1956). In the bag (1956). A cowboy needs a horse (1956). The story of Anyburg, USA (1957). The truth about Mother Goose (1957). Paul Bunyan (1958). Noah's Ark (1959). Goliath II (1960). The saga of Windwagon Smith (1961). A symposium on popular songs (1962). Bonus cartoon: A feather in his collar. Bonus material: audio commentary for a 'Symposium on popular songs"; still frame galleries. From Walt's earliest work in the 1920s to some of his most sophisticated shorts of the 1950s and '60s, he captured the imaginations of millions, plus two Academy Award wins - including Ferdinand The Bull, Best Short Subject 1938 - and eight nominations. 330 min. DVD 4779

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Disneyland Anthology
Disney (1954-1957). Videodisc release of episodes from the Disneyland television series originally produced between 1954 and 1957. The Disneyland Story (10/27/54): Walt Disney gives a sneak peek at the then-under-construction park, a preview of some upcoming shows, and a celebration of Mickey Mouse; A Day in the Life of Donald Duck (2/1/56): With a little help from Walt Disney, Jimmie Dodd and the Mouseketeers, go behind the scenes for a look at one adventurous day for Donald Duck. Adventures in Fantasy (11/6/57): A journey into animation which reveals how ordinary things can be transformed into "living" characters. With non-animated features: Along the Oregon Trail (11/14/56); The Crisler Story/Prowlers of the Everglades (2/17/57); and Mars and Beyond (12/4/57). Video Disc 186

Dumbo. (1941)
Walt Disney Studios. Supervising director, Ben Sharpsteen. Voices of: Sterling Holloway, Herman Bing, Verna Felton In this animated musical film a baby elephant born with oversized ears is snubbed and ridiculed by all the circus animals. Finally, he is befriended by a mouse named Timothy, who, in a final triumph, helps Dumbo become the world's only flying elephant. 63 min. DVD 919; VHS 999:2134
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Fantasia (Walt Disney Pictures, 1940)
Directed by James Algar Samuel Armstrong, et al. This extraordinary blend of magnificent music and classic Disney animation is an exhilarating sight and sound experience that has emerged as a milestone in the history of motion pictures. Featuring a host of unforgettable images, including Mickey Mouse as The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Fantasia has captivated generations of moviegoers all over the world. Restored version of the original full-length film released in 1940.

Contents: Toccata and fugue in D minor / J. S. Bach. -- The nutcracker Suite / P. I. Tchaikovsky. -- The sorcerer's apprentice / P. Dukas. -- Rite of spring / I. Stravinsky. -- The Pastoral symphony (The sixth) / L. Beethoven -- Dance of the hours / A. Ponchielli. -- Night on Bald Mountain / M. Moussorgsky. -- Ave Maria / F. Schubert.

VHS 999:466 (Restored version; 120 min.)
DVD 396 (Remastered, restored version; 125 min.) DVD includes special features: Audio commentaries by Roy E. Disney, conductor James Levine and more; rare archival interviews with Walt Disney spanning 3 decades; "The making of Fantasia" featurette.
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Fantasia 2000 (Walt Disney Pictures, 2000)
Directed by Pixote Hunt, et al. Fulfilling Walt Disney's original vision of fusing sight and sound in a full-length motion picture, this updated version begins where its predecessor, Fantasia, left off, with seven completely new segments and the return of the popular "Sorcerer's apprentice." Breathtaking animated images coupled with classical music favorites, provide dazzling moments in one of the greatest Disney films ever. Special features include: Audio commentary by Roy E. Disney, James Levin and Don Ernst; audio commentary by segment directors and art directors; animated short "Melody;" animated short "Toot, whistle, plunk and boom;" showcase program feeaturing clips from Fantasia 2000.

Contents: Symphony no. 5 / Beethoven -- Pines of Rome / Respighi -- Rhapsody in blue / Gershwin -- Piano concerto no. 2 / Shostakovich -- Carnival of the animals finale / Saint-Saens -- The sorcerer's apprentice / Dukas -- Pomp and circumstance marches 1-4 / Elgar -- Firebird suite (1919 version) / Stravinsky. 74 min. DVD 397

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Fantasia Legacy (2000)
Slip down the corridors of the 60-year history of the magical, magnificent Fantasia and its sequel Fantasia 2000. Hear Walt Disney talk about the tricks of the trade and the story of the animation process, highlighted with extensive scenes from both features. Experience "The Fantasia that never was," segments that were never produced. Enjoy interviews with film historians and filmmakers of Fantasia 2000, witness production progression demonstrations and view the alternate versions of segments and deleted animation from these remarkable films. Welcome to the Fantasia Legacy!.

Special features (Fantasia): In-depth exploration of segments, including storyboards, concept art and character designs; special effects of Fantasia, still frame galleries: The art of Fantasia; publicity material (trailers/posters); pencil tests of unused animation; segments from "tricks of our trade," "The plausible impossible" and "The story of the animated drawing;" biographies of filmmakers; historical context of each musical piece; "The Fantasia that never was;" reconstructed full animation and story reels (with music) of abandoned ideas; still frame art; original theatrical trailer.

Special features (Fantasia 2000): Behind-the-scenes look at each segment including CGI, animation tests, storyboards, concept art, and character designs; interviews with the filmmakers; production progression deomonstrations; deleted animation; alternateversions; abandoned concepts; publicity material (trailers/posters); historical context for each musical piece; original theatrical trailer. 161 min. DVD 398

Ferdinand the Bull(Walt Disney Pictures, 1938)
Directed by Dick Rickard. "Little Ferdinand would much rather smell the flowers than butt heads with the other cows. When the men come to choose the bull for the fight, Ferdinand accidentally sits on a bumblebee. The men see him dash around madly, so they pick Ferdinand. Comes the bullfight, and all Ferdinand cares about is the bouquet of flowers a woman tossed to the matador." [Internet Movie Database] 8 min. DVD 4779

Finding Nemo (Pixar Studios/Walt Disney Pictures, 2003)
Directed by Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich. Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film. Voices: Albert Brooks, Ellen Degeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Elizabeth Perkins. In this computer animated feature the fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo become separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef. Nemo, a clown fish, is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly fish named Dory, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero. 100 min. DVD 2358
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Hercules (Walt Disney Pictures, 1997)
Directors, Ron Clements John Musker. Voices: Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods. Animated, musical adaptation of the story of Hercules. Taken from the gods as a newborn and adopted on earth, Hercules becomes an awkward, teenage pillar of strength. He discovers Zeus is his dad and home is on Mount Olympus. Hercules teams up with his pal Pegasus, the flying stallion, and Phil, a feisty personal trainer, as he matches wits with the comical hothead Hades. Special features: Includes The Making of Hercules. DVD 127
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Walt Disney Pictures, 1996)
Directors, Gary Trousdale Kirk Wise. Disney Pictures. Voices: Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Paul Kandel, Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough, Mary Wickes, David Ogden Stiers.In this animated musical film the gentle but deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame cathedral ventures for the first time from his tower on the Festival of Fools and is set upon by the crowd assembled there because of his ugliness. Rescued by a beautiful, young gypsy woman, he falls in love and later helps to save her and the city of Paris from an evil government official. Special DVD features: "Making of" featurette; Audio commentary by the producer and directors; Singalong song "Topsy turvy"; multi-language reel "A guy like you"; "Topsy turvy underground" game. 91 min. DVD X6; vhs 999:2603
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Grossman, Kathryn M. "From classic to pop icon: popularizing Hugo. (Victor Hugo's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame')(Critical Essay)" The French Review Feb 2001 v74 i3 p482(14)

The Incredibles (Pixar Studios/Disney Pictures, 2004)
Directed by Brad Bird. Voices: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Spencer Fox, Sarah Vowell, Elizabeth Pe~, Bud Luckey, Brad Bird, Kimberly Adair Clark, John Ratzenberger. In this animated feature Bob and his wife Helen used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. Special features (Disc 1): Filmmaker's audio commentary ; (Disc 2) "Jack-Jack attack" animated short ; Pixar Animation Studios short film "Boundin'"; Incredi-blunders bloopers and outtakes ; delted scenes and alternate opening ; top secret files on all the supers; "Making of" the Incredibles. 115 min. DVD 3662
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Jungle Book (Walt Disney Pictures, 1967)
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. Animated adventures of Mowgli, an orphan boy raised by wolves, who is encouraged to leave the jungle before the return of the fearsome man-eating tiger. With his loyal panther-friend Bangheera by his side, Mowgli sets out on a journey to the "man village." Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. 78 min. DVD 142; VHS 999:1849
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Ciha, Karen; Joseph, Janet; Martin, Terry J. "Racism in Walt Disney's The Jungle Book." Popular Culture Review (5:1) 1994, 23-35.
Miller, Susan; Rode, Greg. "The Movie You See, the Movie You Don't: How Disney Do's That Old Time Derision." In: From Mouse to Mermaid: The Politics of Film, Gender, and Culture, Elizabeth Bell, Lynda Haas, Laura Sells, editors. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1995. (UCB Main PN1999.W27 F76 1995)

Lady and the Tramp (Walt Disney Pictures, 1955)
Directors, Clyde Geronimi Wilfred Jackson, et al. Voices: Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson, Bill Baucon, Steve Freberg, Verna Felton, Alan Reed, George Givot, Dallas McKennon, Lee Millar. An animated musical about Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a jaunty freedom-loving mutt with a heart of gold, who share an enthralling romance and thrilling adventures.DVD 132; VHS 999:1958
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Lilo & Stitch (Walt Disney Pictures, 1994)
Directors, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. The result of an illegal experiment in genetic mutation, Experiment #626 is so horrifyingly hostile that it's been locked up by its inventors. It escapes to Earth where Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, mistakes it for a strange dog, adopts it, and renames it Stitch. As Stitch becomes part of Lilo's unusual family life, Lilo's innocence and the aloha spirit of the Islands confuse and ultimately civilize the creature. 85 min. DVD 3531
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The Lion King (Walt Disney Pictures, 1994)
Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. Voices: Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin. In this animated musical film Simba begins life as an honored prince, son of the powerful King Mufasa. The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle Scar murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne. Special features: 2 versions of the film, deleted scenes, new song "Morning Report", music videos, "experiential" features and games, Timon & Pumbaa's virtual safari, music journey, stage journey, animal journey, film journey, story journey ; 5 previews of other motion pictures. 88 min. DVD 1943
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The Little Mermaid (1989)
Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. Walt Disney Productions. Voices: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett. In this animated, musical film a headstrong, teenage mermaid named Ariel falls in love with a human prince and longs to become part of his magical world on land. DVD 143; VHS 999:1850
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Make Mine Music (Walt Disney Pictures, 1946)
Directors, Bob Cormack Clyde Geronimi, et al. A collection of nine Walt Disney musical animated shorts set to a 1940s soundtrack. Includes three bonus cartoons (The band concert, Farmyard symphony, Music land) following the feature. Contents: Blue bayou / Ken Darby Chorus -- All the cats join in / Benny Goodman and his orchestra -- Without you / Andy Russell -- Casey at the bat / Jerry Colonna -- Two silhouettes / Dinah Shore -- Peter and the wolf / Sterling Holloway -- After you've gone / The Benny Goodman Quartet -- Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet / Andrews Sisters -- The whale who wanted to sing at the Met / Nelson Eddy. 67 min. DVD 2888
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Meet the Robinsons (Walt Disney Pictures, 2007)
Director, Stephen Anderson. Voices: Angela Bassett, Daniel Hansen, Jordan Fry, Matthew Josten, John H.H. Ford, Dara McGarry, Tom Kenny, Laurie Metcalf, Don Hall, Paul Butcher, Tracey Miller-Zarneke, Wesley Singerman, Jessie Flower, Stephen John Anderson, Ethan Sandler, Harland Williams, Nathan Greno, Kellie M. Hoover, Adam West, Tom Selleck, Nicole Sullivan, Aurian Redson, Joe Mateo. Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. In the world of 2037, hip-hoppin' frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can't save it alone. He meets the wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself. Special features: Deleted scenes; Inventions that shaped the world; Music videos "Little wonders" by Rob Thomas, "Kids of the future" by Jonas Brothers; Family function 5000 game; Inventing the Robinsons; Audio commentary by director Stephen Anderson. 95 min. DVD X2
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Melody Time (Walt Disney Pictures, 1948)
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske. These animated, musical films present a wonderous showcase of seven classic Walt Disney cartoons. Donald Duck puts on a display of jazzy antics as the star of "Blame it on the samba." Music becomes a real adventure for a busy bumble bee in "Bumble Boogie." From the mischievous young tugboat in "Little Toot," to the heroes of legend in "Johnny Appleseed" and "Pecos Bill," this feast for the eyes and ears entertains with wit and charm. Contents: Once upon a wintertime -- Bumble Boogie -- Johnny Appleseed -- Trees -- Little Toot -- Blame it on the Samba -- Pecos Bill. 75 min. DVD 2357; vhs 999:2605

Mickey's Christmas Carol (Walt Disney Pictures, 1983)
Directed by Burny Mattinson. Mickey Mouse, Scrooge McDuck, Jiminy Cricket, Goofy and other Disney characters star in this adaptation of the Dickens classic. 25 min. 999:1517
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Mickey Mouse in Black and White. Volume One(1928-1935)
This collection presents every Mickey Mouse cartoon created between 1928 and 1935 in chronological progession, providing an ideal look at the development of the animation artform. The first shorts are jerky and episodic, while the last ones flow smoothly, with integrated gags and greater background detail. Desides their historical value, they are highly entertaining and represent the foundation upon which the Disney empire was built. Steamboat Willie -- The gallopin' gaucho -- Plane crazy -- The karnival kid -- Mickey's follies -- The fire fighters -- The chain gang -- The gorilla mystery -- Pioneer days -- The birthday party -- Mickey steps out -- Blue rhythm -- Mickey cuts up -- Mickey's orphans -- The duck hunt -- Mickey's revue -- Mickey's nightmare -- The whoopee party -- Touchdown Mickey -- The Klondike Kid -- Building a building -- The mad doctor -- Ye olden days -- The mail pilot -- Mickey's gala premiere --Puppy love -- The pet store -- Giantland -- Camping out -- Gulliver Mickey --Orphan's benefit -- The dognapper -- Two-gun Mickey -- Mickey's service station. Bonus features: (Disc 1) Frank and Ollie and Mickey ; story scripts ; story sketch sequences. (Disc 2) Pencil test: The mail pilot ; poster gallery with audio attachment ; story sketch sequences. 256 min. DVD 1523

Mickey Mouse in Black and White. Volume Two (Walt Disney Productions, 1928-1935)
In this final volume, the homage to Mickey's early career is completed with these shorts presented in chronological order. From 1928's "The Barn Dance" to his very last black-and-white short, 1935's "Mickey's Kangaroo," his colorful antics in a black-and-white world propelled him to super-stardom. Contents. Disc 1. Barn dance -- Opry house -- When the cat's away -- Banyard battle -- Plow boy -- Mickey's choo choo -- Jazz fool -- Jungle rhythm -- Wild waves -- Just Mickey -- Barnyard concert -- Cactus kid -- Shindig -- Picnic -- Traffic troubles -- Castaway -- Fishin' around -- Barnyard broadcast -- Beach party -- Mad dog -- Barnyard olympics. -- Disc 2. Musical farmer -- Trader Mickey -- Wayward canary -- Mickey's pal Pluto -- Mickey's mechanical man -- Playful Pluto -- Mickey's steam-roller -- Mickey plays Papa -- Mickey's kangaroo -- Haunted house -- Moose hunt -- Delivery boy -- Grocery boy --Mickey in Arabia -- Mickey's good deed -- Mickey's mellerdrammer -- Steeplechase -- Shanghaied -- Mickey's man Friday. 120 min. DVD 3287

Mickey Mouse in Living Color. Volume 1, A Collection of Color Adventures (Walt Disney Productions, 1935-1938)
A compilation of classic color Mickey Mouse cartoons first issued 1935 to 1938. Special features include an rough pencil animation and initial audio tracks. Browse the gallery to see original concept art and theatrical posters, enjoy an interview with the animators and vintage television clips of Walt Disney discussing the mouse that started it all. Includes Mickey's first color film "Parade of Award Nominees" originally created for the 1932 Academy Awards. Contents: Disc 1. Parade of award nominees (1935) -- Band concert -- Mickey's garden -- On ice -- Pluto's judgement day -- Mickey's fire brigade -- Thru the mirror -- Mickey's circus -- Mickey's elephant -- Mickey's grand opera -- Mickey's polo team -- Alpine climbers -- Moving day -- Mickey's rival -- Orphan's picnic -- Disc 2. Hawaiian holiday -- Moose hunters -- Worm turns -- Magician Mickey -- Mickey's amateurs -- Clock cleaners -- Lonesome ghosts -- Mickey's parrot -- Boat builders -- Whalers -- Mickey's trailer -- Brave little tailor. 217 min. DVD 946

Mickey Mouse in Living Color. Volume 2: 1939 - Today(Walt Disney Productions)
These twenty-one animated films celebrate Mickey's career in film from 1939 to the present. Also includes some never-before-seen original Mickey shorts. Contents: Disc 1: Society dog show (1939) -- Pointer (1939) -- Tugboat Mickey (1940) -- Pluto's dream house (1940) -- Mr. Mouse takes a trip (1940) -- Little whirlwind (1941) -- Nifty Nineties (1941) -- Orphans benefit (1941) -- Mickey's birthday party (1942) -- Symphony hour (1942) -- Mickey's delayed date (1947) -- Mickey down under (1948) -- Mickey and the seal (1948) -- Plutopia (1951) -- R'coon dawg (1951) -- Pluto's party (1952) -- Pluto's Christmas tree (1952) -- Simple things (1953) -- Bonus films: Sorcerer's apprentice -- Mickey and the beanstalk -- Disc 2. Mickey Mouse shorts: Mickey's Christmas carol --Prince and the pauper -- Runaway brain. 345 min. DVD 2733

Mickey Mouse Monopoly
Takes a close and critical look at the animated films produced by the Disney Company and the cultural values and assumptions propagated in terms of race, gender and class. Includes contributions from cultural critics, media scholars, child psychologists, educators and children. Contents: Disney's media dominance -- Disney's gender representations -- Disney's race representations -- Disney's commercialization of children's culture. c2001. 52 min. Video/C 7751

Monsters, Inc. (Pixar Studios/Walt Disney Pictures, 2001)
Directed by Pete Docter; co-directed by Lee Unkrich, David Silverman. In this computer animated film monsters James P. Sullivan (Sully) and his partner Mike Wazowski work for Monsters, Inc., a utility company that collects children's screams to generate energy for the city Monstropolis. One night, Sully, the top scream-generator, and Mike accidentally let a human girl through her closet door into Monstropolis. They work to return the little girl to her own world, while the CEO of Monsters, Inc. tries to capture her in order to collect more scream energy. Special features: Disc 1: audio commentary by the filmmakers (Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter). Disc 2: Animated shorts (including Mike's new car, For the birds and music video of song "If I didn't have you"), outtakes, Monsters, Inc. orientation, tour of Pixar studios, behind-the-scenes documentaries (storyboard, monsters, design, animation, music, sound design), premiere, trailers and TV spots, international inserts, multi-language clip reel, toys, and poster gallery. 92 min. DVD 1580
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Brookey, Robert Alan; Robert Westerfelhaus. "The digital auteur: branding identity on the Monsters, Inc." Western Journal of Communication April 2005 v69 i2 p109(20) (10616 words)

Mulan (Walt Disney Pictures, 1998)
Directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. When Mulan's aging father is drafted into the Imperial army to fight the invading Hun army, she disguises herself as a soldier and takes his place in this animated musical film. Mulan's hilarious guardian dragon and lucky cricket are not enough to help her defeat the ruthless Hun leader; only by staying true to herself will she bring victory to her country and honor to her family. 88 min.DVD 129; VHS 999:2018
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[The Adventures of] Oswald, the Lucky Rabbit
Before Mickey, there was Oswald, the floppy-eared star of Walt Disney's first cartoon series. Disney created a bounty of legendary and rarely seen Oswald cartoons between 1927 and 1928 presented in this definitive collection of shorts. Also includes documentary footage on the legendary animator Ub Iwerks. Disc One: The Shorts: 1927: Trolley troubles -- Oh, teacher -- The Mechanical cow -- Great guns! -- All wet -- The Ocean hop. --The shorts: 1928: Rival Romeos -- Bright lights -- Ozzie of the mounted -- Oh what a knight -- Sky scrappers -- The Fox chase -- Tall timber. Bonus material: Oswald comes home -- Audio commentaries: The Ocean hop / by Mark Kausler -- Oh, teacher / by Mark Kausler -- Oh what a knight / by Leonard Maltin & Mark Kausler -- Bright lights / by Leonard Maltin & Jerry Beck -- Ozzie of the mounted / by Jerry Beck -- The Fox chase / by Jerry Beck -- Sagebrush Sadie (fragment) -- Still frame galleries. -- Disc Two: Bonus materal: The hand behind the mouse: the Ub Iwerks story -- The Work of Ub Iwerks -- Before Oswald: Alice gets stung -- Alice in the wooly West -- Alice's balloon race. -- After Oswald: Plane crazy -- Steamboat Willie -- Skeleton dance. DVD 9465

Our Friend the Atom.(1958)
Directed by Hamilton Luske; Walt Disney Studios. "Our Friend The Atom...was produced by Disney in cooperation with the U.S. Navy and General Dynamics, builders of the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus. As a "Tomorrowland" segment of the Disneyland television show, Our Friend The Atom relates the history of atomic energy, beginning with a clip from the earlier film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which erroneously maintains that author Jules Verne predicted the use of atomic energy. The film then progresses to an animated fairy tale of a fisherman who finds a bronze bottle in his net. Opening the flask, the fisherman is confronted by a genie, who explains that after centuries of confinement, he has resolved to kill whomever opens the bottle. The fisherman feigns surprise that so large a being could fit into the bottle. The genie returns to the vessel to prove that it can be done, and the wily fisherman corks the bottle up. Finally, the genie relents and promises to grant the fisherman his wishes if the bottle is uncorked. Says the narrator, "The story of the atom is like this fable, come true through science. For centuries we have been casting our nets into the sea of the great unknown in search of knowledge. Finally, we found a vessel and, like the one in the fable, it contains the genie." In a combination of live-action and animation, Our Friend The Atom moves from this fairy tale premise to an international history of atomic energy that culminates in American control of the technology. To soothe public apprehension, atomic energy is explained in terms of common household items. An atomic reactor, the viewer is told, is just like a big furnace. An atomic chain reaction is likened to what happens when a stray ping-pong ball is thrown at a mass of mousetraps with ping-pong balls set on each one. The narrator relates that an atomic explosion might be like the angry genie, but with the nuclear reactor and the magic power to transmute ordinary materials into radioactive tools in science and medicine, "Here lies our chance to make the atomic genie our friend." The film ends with the prediction that "clean" nuclear reactors will replace grimy coal and oil power plants. Radiation will be used to produce better crops and livestock. People will zoom from place to place in atomic cars, trains, boats and planes. "Then, the atom will become truly our friend."" [From: Langer, Mark. "Disney's Atomic Fleet." Animation World Magazine, Issue 3.1, April 1998]

Included in the compilation Tomorrowland: Disney in space and beyond.DVD 3605

DelGaudio, Sybil. "If Truth Be Told, Can 'Toons Tell It? Documentary and Animation." Film History, Vol. 9, No. 2, Non-Fiction Film (1997), pp. 189-199 UC users only
Langer, Mark. "Why the atom is our friend: Disney, general dynamics and the USS 'Nautilus.'" Art History March 1995 v18 n1 p63(34)
Mechling, Elizabeth Walker; Jay Mechling. "The atom according to Disney." The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Nov 1995 v81 n4 p436(18)

Peter Pan (Walt Disney Pictures, 1953)
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske. This animated story begins when the hero of Wendy, John and Michael's bedtime stories--Peter Pan--returns to the nursery and invites them on a magical journey to Never Land. With the help of Tinker Bell, his feisty sidekick, and a dazzling shower of pixie dust, Peter Pan teaches them to fly. Off they soar to an enchanted island filled with wonder and adventure. Before they know it, they're knee-deep in a high-flying battle with swashbuckling pirates, led by Peter's arch enemy, Captain Hook--whose time is nearly up against a ticktocking crocodile. 76 min. DVD 136; VHS 999:220
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Pinocchio (Walt Disney Pictures, 1940)
Directors: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen. An animated musical version of Carlo Collodi's story of a little puppet who dreams of being a real boy. 87 min. DVD 122; vhs 999:727
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Pocahontas (Walt Disney Pictures, 1995)
Directors: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg. An animated, "sanitized-for-your-protection" musical version of Pocahontas, the young daughter of Chief Powhatan meets up with a shipful of English settlers led by their courageous captain John Smith. Their friendship leads to events that will change history as the native Americans and English settlers learn to live side by side. Includes behind-the-scenes documentary "The Making of Disney's Pocahontas" plus additional bonus material including early concept art and animation tests, background on the creation and development of characters, storyboards and story reels, abandoned concepts and characters, deleted musical sequences, deleted animation, trailers, publicity and promotions. 193 min. DVD 1417
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The Reluctant Dragon
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The Rescuers (Walt Disney Productions, 1977)
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery, Art Stevens. Voices: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Bernard Fox, Larry Clemmons. In this animated feature two brave mice try to rescue a kidnapped young orphan from the hilariously evil Madame Medusa, who is obsessed with getting her hands on the world's largest diamond! Special features: "Water birds" Disney true-life adventure; The rescuers scrapbook with behind-the-scenes secrets and never-before-seen animation art; "Under the hat villains"; "Three blind mouseketeers" Silly Symphony animated short; "Someone's waiting for you" sing along song; :The ultimate case" set-top detective game. 76 min. DVD X7

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Saludos Amigos (Walt Disney Pictures, 1942)
Directors: Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts. Narrator, Fred Shields. Combining live action and animation this is Walt Disney's version of a grand tour of South America, featuring Donald Duck, Goofy and Joe Carioca. Special features: South of the border with Disney featurette, theatrical trailer. 75 min. DVD 5149
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Adams, Dale. "Saludos Amigos: Hollywood and FDR's Good Neighbor Policy." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 24:3, 289-295 UC users only
Kaufman, J. B.. "Norm Ferguson and the Latin American Films of Walt Disney." In: A reader in animation studies / edited by Jayne Pilling. London : J. Libbey, c1997. (MAIN: TR897.5 .R43 1997)

Silly Symphonies (Walt Disney Productions)
This groundbreaking series of 35 uncensored cartoons, released between 1929 and 1939, provides an astonishing look inside the evolution of animation. Each boasting a unique cast of characters, these musical shorts served as Walt Disney's proving ground for emerging technology, new musical styles and experimental forms. Join composer Richard M. Sherman for an overview of the Silly Symphony series, and take a peek inside the Disney archives to view some rare and remarkable merchandise, conceptual art and theatrical posters.

Disc 1. Mother Goose melodies--Babes in the woods--Lullaby land--Tortoise and the hare (Academy Award (1934))--Flying mouse--Robber kitten--Golden touch--Country cousin--Elmer Elephant--Grasshopper and the ants--Who killed Cock Robin?--Water babies--Wynken, Blynken and Nod -- Three Little pigs (Academy Award (1932/3))--Big bad wolf--Three little wolves--Wise little hen--Toby Tortoise returns--Practical pig. -- Disc 2. Skeleton dance--China plate--Egyptian melodies--Flowers and trees (Academy Award (1931/2))--Cookie Carnival--Music land--Woodland cafe--Farmyard symphony--Birds of a feather--Busy beavers--Just dogs--Father Noah's ark--Funny little bunnies--Peculiar Penguins--Mother Pluto--Old Mill (Academy Award (1937))--Ugly Duckling (Academy Award (1939))DVD 947

The first animation in full three-color Technicolor. It produced Disney's first Academy Award, the first of Walt's 32 personal Academy Awards. Other early Disney animation to win Academy Awards:

Danks, Adrian. "Huffing and Puffing about Three Little Pigs." Senses of Cinema vol. 29, pp. (no pagination), November 2003.

More Silly Symphonies (Walt Disney Productions)
From the beginning, Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies series was a mecca for innovation and unabashed creativity. This second volume contains over a dozen never-before-released rare cartoons, including the original unedited Mother Goose goes Hollywood; the Academy Award winner Three orphan kittens (Academy Aware (1935)); and more. Disc 1. Hell's bells -- Springtime -- Arctic antics -- Autumn -- Frolicking fish -- Monkey melodies -- Night -- Playful pan -- Summer -- Winter -- The cat's out -- The clock store -- The fox hunt -- The spider and the fly -- The bears and the bees -- The bird store -- Bugs in love -- El terrible toreador -- The merry dwarfs -- Cannibal capers -- Cannibal capers (with original ending) -- Midnight in a toy shop -- Disc 2. Birds in the Spring -- The night before Christmas -- Old King Cole-- The pied piper -- The goddess of Spring-- Cock o' the walk -- Three blind mouseketeers -- Little Hiawatha -- Merbabies -- Moth and the flame -- King Neptune -- Santa's workshop -- The china shop -- Broken toys -- Three orphan kittens -- More kittens -- Mother Goose goes Hollywood. 316 min. DVD 6860

Sleeping Beauty (Walt Disney Pictures, 1959)
Director: Clyde Geronimi. An animated adaptation of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault, featuring Walt Disney's animation and Tchaikovsky's music. Destined to become Sleeping Beauty upon pricking her finger at the spinning wheel, Princess Aurora is brought to life again by the kiss of handsome Prince Phillip. 75 min. DVD 2220; vhs 999:1659
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Song of the South (Walt Disney Productions, 1946)
Directors: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson. On a long-ago Southern plantation, small children listen to the Brer Rabbit stories told by an elderly servant named Uncle Remus. Based on "Tales of Uncle Remus" by Joe Chandler Harris. 91 min. DVD 2767; vhs 999:2084
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Steamboat Willie(Walt Disney Productions, 1928)
Directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. "Steamboat Willie (released on November 18, 1928), is an animated cartoon featuring Mickey Mouse. Contrary to claims by some sources, it wasn't the first cartoon produced to feature Mickey (Mickey starring in Plane Crazy was released, but not produced before Steamboat Willie and The Gallopin' Gaucho, although the latter was not distributed until after Steamboat Willie), but it was the one that made Mickey Mouse famous. Steamboat Willie was also the first sound cartoon to attract widespread notice and popularity." The cartoon was written and directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks; the title is a parody of the Buster Keaton film Steamboat Bill Jr. Music for Steamboat Willie was put together by Wilfred Jackson, one of Disney's animators (and not, as sometimes reported, by Carl Stalling), and comprises popular melodies including "Steamboat Bill" and "Turkey in the Straw". [Wikipedia] Included on DVD 1523 and vhs 999:2825
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The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman.. Voices: Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Rickie Sorensen, Junius Matthew, Ginny Tyler, Martha Wentworth, Norman Alden, Alan Napier, Richard Reitherman, Robert Reitherman. The English king dies leaving no heir. In the churchyard of a cathedral in London, a sword appears imbedded in a stone. It is inscribed with a prophecy. Although many try, no one can budge the sword from the stone. Deep in the dark woods, Merlin the Magician begins to teach 11-year-old Arthur, who lives in the castle of Sir Ector where he's an apprentice squire to Sir Kay. When a great tournament is held in London to pick a new king Arthur, attending as Kay's squire, forgets Kay's sword, and runs back to the inn to get it, but the inn is locked. Arthur, seeing the sword in the stone, innocently, and easily, pulls it out. Based on the book by T.H. White. Special features: Merlin's Magical Academy game; bonus movie shorts; Disney song selection; Music and magic: the Sherman Brothers. 79 min. DVD X1
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Tarzan (Walt Disney Pictures, 2000)
Directors: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima. Voices: Tony Goldwyn (Tarzan), Minnie Driver (Jane), Glenn Close (Kala), Rosie O'Donnell (Terk). In this animated musical film set deep within the African jungle, a mama gorilla names an orphaned baby boy 'Tarzan' and adopts him as her own, even though the silverback leader Kerchak shuns the 'hairless wonder'. Growing up alongside his wisecracking ape buddy Terk and neurotic elephant pal Tantor, Tarzan develps all the instincts and prowess of a jungle animal, swinging through the trees at lightning speed. But with the sudden appearance of Tarzan's own kind, including the beautiful Jane, two worlds are about to become one. DVD special features: Backstage Disney: Deleted scenes including alternate opening ; filmmaker's audio commentary ; all-new music video featuring "Everlife" ; music videos featuring Phil Collins and N'Sync. 88 min. DVD 8316; vhs 999:2604
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Three Caballeros (Walt Disney Pictures, 1944)
Director: Norman Ferguson. Voices: Clarence Nash (Donald Duck); Joaquin Garay (Panchito ; Jose Olivera (Joe Carioco); featuring: Aurora Miranda, Dora Luz, Carmen Molina. When Donald receives a magical collection of gifts from his Latin American friends, they become his passport to a fantastic musical journey with Joe Carioca and Panchito, the charro rooster. With these experts to guide him, Donald and Goofy hop, skip and jump their way through every splash of local color. Special features: Don's fountain of youth cartoon; Pueblo Pluto cartoon; theatrical trailer. 72 min. DVD 5148
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Kaufman, J. B.. "Norm Ferguson and the Latin American Films of Walt Disney." In: A reader in animation studies / edited by Jayne Pilling. London : J. Libbey, c1997. (MAIN: TR897.5 .R43 1997)
Piedra, José. "The Three Caballeros: Pato Donald's gender ducking." Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, vol. 39, pp. 72-82, 112, 1994.
Telotte, J.P. "Crossing Borders and Opening Boxes: Disney and Hybrid Animation." Quarterly Review of Film and Video. 2007. Vol. 24, Iss. 2; p. 107 UC users only

Three Little Pigs(Walt Disney Productions_
Director: Burt Gillett, et al. Three little pigs -- The big bad wolf : with Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs and Grandma (c1934) -- Three little wolves (c1936). Voices: Pinto Colvig (Older brother pig), Billy Bletcher (Wolf) An animated version of the three little pigs. When a very hungry wolf huffs and puffs their house away, it's up to the big brother pig to save the day. Also includes the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and The three little wolves. 28 min. 999:3612
Danks, Adrian. "Huffing and Puffing about Three Little Pigs." Senses of Cinema vol. 29, pp. (no pagination), November 2003.

Toy Story ((Pixar Studios/Walt Disney Pictures, 1995)
Directed by John Lasseter. Voices: Tom Hanks (Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear), Don Rickles (Mr. Potato Head), Jim Varney (Slinky dog), Wallace Shawn (Rex), John Ratzenger (Ham). A boy's favorite toy feels threatened by the arrival of a new birthday present, a high-tech spaceman model advertised on TV. Clever, incredible-looking animated film, produced entirely on computer. A grownup story masquerading as a kid's film, this story of friendship, fickleness, and the need for acceptance features a colorful cast of characters led by Woody and his rival, Buzz Lightyear. 81 min. DVD 2557
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Toy Story 2 (Pixar Studios/Walt Disney Pictures, 1999)
Directed by John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich. Voices: Tom Hanks (Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear), Don Rickles (Mr. Potato Head), Jim Varney (Slinky dog), Wallace Shawn (Rex), John Ratzenger (Ham). In this computer animated film, while Andy is away at summer camp, Woody is toynapped by Al, a greedy collector. Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex and Slinky Dog spring into action in a thrilling and hilarious rescue mission. 95 min. DVD 2558
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Walt Disney on the Front Lines: the War Years
Between 1941 and 1945, The Disney Studio was taken over by the military as part of the war effort. This compilation includes never-before-seen Disney war effort productions, including exclusive declassified material, training, propaganda and educational films. Includes "Victory Through Air Power, "Disney's full length feature animated classic. Also includes first hand accounts of the work at Disney. Contents: [Disc 1] Donald gets drafted -- Army mascot -- Private Pluto -- Fall out, fall in -- Old Army game -- Home defense -- How to be a sailor -- Commando duck -- Vanishing private -- Sky trooper -- Victory vehicles -- Fuehrer's face -- Education for death -- Reason and emotion -- Thrifty pig -- Seven wise dwarfs -- Donald's decision -- All together -- New spirit -- Spirit of '43 -- Food will win the war -- Out of the frying pan and into the firing line -- Grain that built a hemisphere -- Defense against invasion -- Cleanliness brings health -- What is disease? -- Planning for good eating -- Chicken Little -- Winged scourge. [Disc 2] Four methods of flush riveting -- Stop that tank -- Training film montage -- Victory through air power -- Bonus features. 210 min. DVD 2735

Cartoons for Victory
Cartoons Go to War
Cartoon Crazys Go to War
The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu
Ducktators
Toons at War!
War Time Cartoons

Shale, Richard.Donald Duck Joins Up: The Walt Disney Studio During World War II / by Richard Shale. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, c1982. Series title: Studies in cinema; no. 16. (UCB Main PN1999.W27 .S5 1982; UCB Moffitt PN1999.W27 .S5 1982)
"Walt Disney: great teacher [his films for war are revolutionizing the technique of education]." Fortune v. 26 (August 1942) p. 90-5+

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Fleischer, Richard. Out of the inkwell : Max Fleischer and the animation revolution / Richard Fleischer ; with a foreword by Leonard Maltin. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2005. (PFA NC1766.U52.F5834 2005)

Animation, the Beginning (1906-1927)
An anthology of animated films dating from 1906 to 1927. Contents: Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, J. Stuart Blackton (4 min.); La Ratelier; Fantasmagoria; Mobiliu Fedele, Emil Cohl (8 min.); Little Nemo, Winsor McCay (8 min.); Revenge of the Kinematograph Cameraman, Ladis Starevich (9 min.); Professor Bonehead is Shipwrecked, Emil Cohl (5 min.); Gertie the Dinosaur, Winsor McCay (8 min.); Dinosaur and the Missing Link, Willis O'Brien (6 min.); Sinking of the Lusitannia, Winsor McCay (6 min.); Bobby Bumps puts a Beanery on the Bum, John Bray, Earl Hurd Bray (5 min.); Out of the Inkwell: Perpetual Motion, Max Fleischer (5 min.); Modelling, Koko the Clown, Bubbles, Max Fleischer (12 min.); Laugh-o-Grams, Puss-n-Boots, Walt Disney (11 min.); Alice on the Farm, Walt Disney (7 min.); Small Town Sheriff, Paul Terry (5 min.); Felix in Hollywood, Pat Sullivan (7 min.); Oswald and the Mechanical Cow, Walt Disney (6 min.) 109 min. 999:518

Max Fleischer Cartoons
Car-tune portrait -- Ants in the plants -- Bunny mooning -- Chicken a la king -- Dancing on the moon -- Greedy Humpty Dumpty -- A kick in time (Hunky & Spunky) -- Snubbed by a snob (Hunky & Spunky) -- Alway's kickin' (Hunky & Spunky) -- Little Lambkins -- Little Lamby -- Peeping penguins -- Play safe -- Cobweb hotel -- Kids in the shoe -- Little stranger. A collection of sixteen cartoons created by Max Fleischer including three films featuring Hunky & Spunky. 120 min. DVD 8508

Great Animation Studios: Fleischer Studios
A sampling of the great Fleischer Studios classic cartoons from 1914-1941. From the earliest experiments with Koko the Clown in 1914 to Betty Boop, Popeye, Superman and the first full-length animated film, Fleischer Studios was considered as the major animation studio of its day. Contents: Tantalizing fly (Koko and Max) -- Bubbles (Koko and Max) -- Betty Boops' ker-choo (Betty Boop, Koko, Bimbo) -- More pep (Betty Boop and Puggy (Out of the inkwell) and Max) -- Song of the birds -- Little Swee' Pea (Popeye, Olive Oyl, Little Swee' Pea) -- Grampy's indoor outing (Grampy, Betty Boop and Jr.) -- Small fry -- Ants in the plants -- It's a hap hap happy day (Gabby) -- Aladdin's wonderful lamp (Popeye, Olive Oyl). 90 min. total. DVD 327

Max Fleischer's Famous Out of the Inkwell. Volumes 1 & 2
Offers a sample of early animated films by Max Fleischer whose animation was well established a decade before the initial efforts of Walt Disney. Fleischer's combination of animation and live action resulted in the Out of the Inkwell series produced from 1919 to 1929. Vol. 1. The Bray years 1919-1921: The tantalizing fly 1919) -- The Chinaman (1920) -- The Ouija board (1920)--- The clown's little brother (1920) -- Perpetual motion (1920) -- The automobile ride (1921). Vol. 2. The Inkwell Studio: Modeling (1921) -- Fishing (1921) -- Invisible ink (1921) -- Bubbles (1922) -- Flies (1922) -- Jumping beans (1922) -- Bedtime (1923) -- Puzzle (1923) 90 min. DVD 5456

Max and Dave Fleischer: The Fathers of Movie Animation
This program illustrates the Fleischers' pioneering role in the development of movie animation, providing a concise history of the art form during the early decades of the 20th century. Clips from Popeye and Betty Boop cartoons reveal the caustic vitality of the Fleischers, while numerous excerpts from the feature-length Gulliver's Travels clearly demonstrate the lifelike quality associated with their productions. Dist: Films Media Group. 1997. 27 min. DVD 6084

Max Fleischer's Famous Out of the Inkwell. Volumes 1 & 2
Offers a sample of early animated films by Max Fleischer whose animation was well established a decade before the initial efforts of Walt Disney. Fleischer's combination of animation and live action resulted in the Out of the Inkwell series produced from 1919 to 1929. Vol. 1. The Bray years 1919-1921: The tantalizing fly 1919) -- The Chinaman (1920) -- The Ouija board (1920)--- The clown's little brother (1920) -- Perpetual motion (1920) -- The automobile ride (1921). Vol. 2. The Inkwell Studio: Modeling (1921) -- Fishing (1921) -- Invisible ink (1921) -- Bubbles (1922) -- Flies (1922) -- Jumping beans (1922) -- Bedtime (1923) -- Puzzle (1923) 90 min. DVD 5456

Betty Boop: Dave Fleischer
Director, Dave Fleischer; animators, Willard Bowsky, Ralph Sommerville; producer, Max Fleischer ; voice of Betty Boop, Mae Questel.

Deneroff, Harvey. "The thin black line." (the role of Max Fleischer in the history of animation) Sight and Sound June 1999 v9 i6 p22(3)
Holberg, Amelia S. "Betty Boop: Yiddish Film Star." American Jewish History. 87 (4): 291-312. 1999 Dec UC users only
Langer, Mark. "Max and Dave Fleischer." Film Comment Vol XI nr 1 (Jan-Feb 1975); p 48-56
Morris, Gary. "Betty Boop." Bright Lights Film Journal. 16: (no pagination). 1996 Apr.

Betty Boop.
Disc 1. Be human (also on DVD 2444)-- Betty Boop and Grampy -- Betty Boop and Little Jimmy -- Betty Boop and the little king (also on DVD 8521) -- Betty Boop's rise to fame -- Betty in blunderland -- Happy you and merry me -- House cleaning blues -- The impractical joker -- Musical mountaineers -- Not now -- Stop that noise -- Swat the fly -- Baby be good -- Betty Boop with Henry, the funniest living American. 101 min. DVD 7879

Betty Boop.
Disc 2, side A. Betty Boop's crazy invention (also on vhs 999:2145)-- Candid candidate -- Ding dong doggie -- The hot air salesman -- Is my palm read -- Judge for a day -- A language all my own -- A little soap and water -- Rhythm on the reservation -- Training pigeons -- We did it -- Betty Boop's ker-choo (also on DVD 327)-- Grampy's indoor outing -- Little nobody -- Making friends -- Disc 2, side B. Making stars -- More pep -- My friend the monkey -- No! No! A thousand times No!! -- Poor Cinderella -- Pudgy picks a fight -- Pudgy takes a bow wow -- The scared crows -- So does an automobile -- A song a day -- Taking the blame -- You're not built that way. 189 min. DVD 7880

Betty Boop: Special Collector's Edition vol. 1 (1930's)
Special collector's edition of the best original black and white vintage cartoons of Betty Boop. These Max Fleischer cartoons feature special musical performances by Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Don Redman, and the Royal Samoans. Betty Boop's rise to fame (with Max Fleischer) (1934) -- I'll be glad when you're dead you rascal you (with Louis Armstrong) (1932) (also on vhs 999:2143) -- Snow white (with Cab Calloway) (1933) -- Bamboo Isle (with The Royal Samoans) (1932) -- Morning noon and night (1933) -- Chess nuts -- Old man of the mountain (with Cab Calloway) (1933 -- I heard (with Don Redman) (1933) -- Bimbo's initiation -- Boop - oop - a - doop (1932) -- Silly scandals -- Dizzy Red Riding Hood -- Betty Boop's May party (1933). Betty Boop, Max Fleischer, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, the Royal Samoans, Don Redman. 93 min. Video/C 999:754

Betty Boop, The Definitive Collection. Vol. 2: Pre-code [and] Jazzy Guest Stars / (1930's)
Created by Max Fleischer. A collection of fourteen original Betty Boop cartoons. The first seven are films released before the Hays Code was enacted and the final group features performances by Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Rudy Vallee and Ethel Merman. Contents: Pre-code: Boop-oop-a-doop -- S.O.S. -- Chess-nuts -- A-hunting we will go -- Betty Boop's busy bee -- Betty Boop's bamboo isle -- Betty Boop for President. -- Jazzy guest stars: Minnie the Moocher -- I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal you -- Snow-White -- The old man of the mountain -- Kitty from Kansas City -- Rudy Vallee melodies -- You try somebody else. 108 min. 999:2150

Betty Boop: Classic Betty Boop Cartoons.; [Vol. 1](1930-1939)
Created by Max Fleischer. Cast: Mae Questel (voice of Betty Boop). Rise to fame -- I'll be glad when you're dead you rascal you -- Snow-White -- Bamboo isle -- Morning, noon and night -- Chess-nuts -- The old man of the mountain -- Blunderland -- Be human -- Big boss -- Parade of the wooden soldiers -- Not now. 85 min. DVD 6706

Betty Boop: Classic Betty Boop Cartoons.; [Vol. 2](1930-1939)
Created by Max Fleischer. Cast: Mae Questel (voice of Betty Boop). She wronged him right -- Grampy -- Minnie the Moocher -- Musical mountaineers -- Stop that noise -- Swat that fly -- The little king -- Happy you and merry me -- House cleaning blues -- The impractical joker -- Little Jimmy. DVD 6707

Betty Boop, The Definitive Collection. Vol. 3: Surrealism [and] Prime Betty (1930's)
Created by Max Fleischer. Cast: Mae Questel (voice of Betty Boop). A collection of sixteen original Betty Boop cartoons. "It's prime-time for good times in this surprise-filled sampling of surrealism and an all-out assault of manic madcap antics from a Boop-ed up birthday bash to a visit with a psyched-out psychic." Contents: Surrealism: Bimbo's initiation -- The robot -- Crazy town (also on DVD 9355)-- Betty Boop, M.D.-- Betty Boop's ups and downs -- Betty Boop's May party -- Red hot mamma -- Betty Boop in Ha! Ha! Ha! -- Prime Betty: Admission free -- Just a gigolo -- Betty Boop's museum -- Is my palm read -- Betty Boop's penthouse -- Betty Boop's birthday party -- Betty Boop's Ker-choo -- Morning, noon & night. 110 min. 999:2151

House Cleaning Blues(1937)
Directed by Dave Fleischer. Feturing Betty Boop and Grampy (7 min.) Included as supplement on DVD 1027

Ko-Ko

Max Fleischer's Famous Out of the Inkwell. Volumes 3 & 4
In 1923, Richard Huemer joined Max Fleischer's Inkwell Studio. He redesigned the clown and named him Koko. With commentary from Dick Heumer's son, Dr. Richard P. Huemer, and veteran animator Berny Wolf. vol. 3. The Birth of Ko-Ko: Ko-Ko in 1999 (1927) -- Big chief Ko-Ko (1925) -- Ko-Ko the barber (1925) -- Ko-Ko trains 'em (1925) -- Ko-Ko nuts (1925) -- Ko-Ko baffles the bulls (1926) -- Ko-Ko hot after it (1926) -- Ko-Ko back tracks (1926). Vol. 4. Ko-Ko's showtime: It's the cats (1926) -- False alarm (1923) -- Cartoon factory (1924) -- Ko-Ko the convict (1926) -- Ko-Ko needles the boss (1927) -- Vaudeville (1926). 120 min. DVD 5456

Max Fleischer's Koko the Clown Cartoons (1927)
Koko the clown and his magical dog Fitz star in these ten classic early cartoons with their unique combination of animation and live action special effects from the legendary animation team of Max and Dave Fleischer. Contents: Chemical Ko-Ko (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko the kid (1927, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's courtship (1928, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's harem scarem (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko hops off (1927, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's big sale (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko's conquest (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko's hot ink (1929, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's hypnotism (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko's reward (1929, 7 min.). Silent with English intertitles. 75 min. 999:3701

Max Fleischer's Ko-Ko Song Car-tunes with the Famous Bouncing Ball
Presents several early animated sing-a-long cartoons by Max Fleischer. Fleischer's Ko-Ko song car-tunes are credited as the first animation produced with synchronized sound and the first audience participation films. In an introduction and between each of the films, additional insight is offered to establish each film's historical context. Originally produced by Red Seal Pictures from 1925-1927. Has anybody here seen Kelly? (1926) -- Comin' thro' the rye (1926) -- When the midnight choo choo leaves for Alabam' (1926) -- My old Kentucky home (1925) -- Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boy's are marching (1926) -- By the light of the silvery moon (1927) 39 min. DVD 5455

Max Fleischer's Famous Out of the Inkwell. Volumes 3 & 4
In 1923, Richard Huemer joined Max Fleischer's Inkwell Studio. He redesigned the clown and named him Koko. With commentary from Dick Heumer's son, Dr. Richard P. Huemer, and veteran animator Berny Wolf. vol. 3. The Birth of Ko-Ko: Ko-Ko in 1999 (1927) -- Big chief Ko-Ko (1925) -- Ko-Ko the barber (1925) -- Ko-Ko trains 'em (1925) -- Ko-Ko nuts (1925) -- Ko-Ko baffles the bulls (1926) -- Ko-Ko hot after it (1926) -- Ko-Ko back tracks (1926). Vol. 4. Ko-Ko's showtime: It's the cats (1926) -- False alarm (1923) -- Cartoon factory (1924) -- Ko-Ko the convict (1926) -- Ko-Ko needles the boss (1927) -- Vaudeville (1926). 120 min. DVD 5456

Max Fleischer's Koko the Clown Cartoons (1927)
Koko the clown and his magical dog Fitz star in these ten classic early cartoons with their unique combination of animation and live action special effects from the legendary animation team of Max and Dave Fleischer. Contents: Chemical Ko-Ko (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko the kid (1927, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's courtship (1928, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's harem scarem (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko hops off (1927, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's big sale (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko's conquest (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko's hot ink (1929, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's hypnotism (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko's reward (1929, 7 min.). Silent with English intertitles. 75 min. 999:3701

Max Fleischer's Ko-Ko Song Car-tunes with the Famous Bouncing Ball
Presents several early animated sing-a-long cartoons by Max Fleischer. Fleischer's Ko-Ko song car-tunes are credited as the first animation produced with synchronized sound and the first audience participation films. In an introduction and between each of the films, additional insight is offered to establish each film's historical context. Originally produced by Red Seal Pictures from 1925-1927. Has anybody here seen Kelly? (1926) -- Comin' thro' the rye (1926) -- When the midnight choo choo leaves for Alabam' (1926) -- My old Kentucky home (1925) -- Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boy's are marching (1926) -- By the light of the silvery moon (1927) 39 min. DVD 5455

Max Fleischer's Koko the Clown Cartoons (1927)
Koko the clown and his magical dog Fitz star in these ten classic early cartoons with their unique combination of animation and live action special effects from the legendary animation team of Max and Dave Fleischer. Contents: Chemical Ko-Ko (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko the kid (1927, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's courtship (1928, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's harem scarem (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko hops off (1927, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's big sale (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko's conquest (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko's hot ink (1929, 7 min.) -- Ko-Ko's hypnotism (1929, 8 min.) -- Ko-Ko's reward (1929, 7 min.). Silent with English intertitles. 75 min. 999:3701

Max Fleischer's Ko-Ko Song Car-tunes with the Famous Bouncing Ball
Presents several early animated sing-a-long cartoons by Max Fleischer. Fleischer's Ko-Ko song car-tunes are credited as the first animation produced with synchronized sound and the first audience participation films. In an introduction and between each of the films, additional insight is offered to establish each film's historical context. Originally produced by Red Seal Pictures from 1925-1927. Has anybody here seen Kelly? (1926) -- Comin' thro' the rye (1926) -- When the midnight choo choo leaves for Alabam' (1926) -- My old Kentucky home (1925) -- Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boy's are marching (1926) -- By the light of the silvery moon (1927) 39 min. DVD 5455

Popeye

Popeye
Features some of the best of the original 1930s-40s Popeye cartoons produced by the Max Fleischer Studio, 1936-1942, including all three of the extra-length color specials. Little swee pea -- I'm in the Army now -- I never changes my altitude -- The paneless window washer -- A date to skate -- Customers wanted -- Me musical nephews -- Popeye meets Sinbad -- Popeye meets Ali Baba -- Aladdin and his wonderful lamp. Voices: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck. Special features: Rare interviews with Jack Mercer (voice of Popeye), Mae Questel (voice of Olive Oil), Jackson Beck (voice of Bluto) and original animators; still galleries of original animation art, posters and rare behind-the-scenes photos and interviews; a visit to Chester, Illinois - home of Popeye; original 1933 sing along with Popeye; 4-page full color liner notes and photos; soaky TV commercial, pencil tests, making of a Popeye cartoon and more. 132 min. DVD 4860

Popeye the Sailor
A date to skate -- A haul in one -- Abusement park -- Aladdin's wonderful lamp -- Ancient fistory -- Assault and flattery -- Bride and gloom -- Cookin' with gags -- Floor Flusher -- Floor flusher, v.2. -- Fright to the finish -- Gopher spinach -- Greek mirthology -- I'm in the Army now -- I don't scare -- I never changes my altitude. 120 min. DVD 8506

Popeye
Features some of the best of the original 1930s-40s Popeye cartoons produced by the Max Fleischer Studio, 1936-1942, including all three of the extra-length color specials. Little swee pea -- I'm in the Army now -- I never changes my altitude -- The paneless window washer -- A date to skate -- Customers wanted -- Me musical nephews -- Popeye meets Sinbad -- Popeye meets Ali Baba -- Aladdin and his wonderful lamp. Voices: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck. Special features: Rare interviews with Jack Mercer (voice of Popeye), Mae Questel (voice of Olive Oil), Jackson Beck (voice of Bluto) and original animators; still galleries of original animation art, posters and rare behind-the-scenes photos and interviews; a visit to Chester, Illinois - home of Popeye; original 1933 sing along with Popeye; 4-page full color liner notes and photos; soaky TV commercial, pencil tests, making of a Popeye cartoon and more. 132 min. DVD 4860

Let's Sing with Popeye vhs 999:2143
Let's Sing with Popeye vhs 999:2143
Popeye ala Mode (1945, 7 min.) vhs 999:2140
Popeye for President. Director, Seymour Kneitel, animators, Tom Johnson, Frank Endres, 1956, 6 min. vhs 999:1834
Popeye Meets Ali Baba DVD 2440
Private Eye Popeye vhs 999:2856
You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (Popeye) DVD 2440

Somewhere in Dreamland (1934-1941)
This comprehensive collection of Max Fleischer cartoon masterpieces presents 33 rarely seen technicolor animated shorts, produced during the golden age of animation. Contents: Disc 1: Poor Cinderella -- Little Dutch mill -- An Elephant never forgets -- The song of the birds -- Dancing on the moon -- Somewhere in dreamland -- The little stranger -- The cobweb hotel -- Greedy Humpty Dumpty -- Hawaiian birds -- Play safe -- Christmas comes but once a year -- Bunny mooning -- Chicken a la king -- A car-tune portrait -- Peeping penguins -- True love -- Musical memories -- Disc 2: Educated fish -- Little lamby -- Hold it -- Hunky and Spunky -- All's fair at the fair -- The playful polar bears -- Hunky and Spunky in Always kickin' -- Small fry -- The Barnyard brat -- The fresh vegetable mystery -- Little lambkins -- Ants in the plants -- A kick in time -- Snubbed by a snob -- You can't shoe a horsefly. 270 min. DVD 6173

Superman; The Classic Paramount Superman Cartoons of Max & Dave Fleischer (1941-1943)
Seventeen cartoons featuring Superman and his battles with a variety of villains ranging from mad scientists and underworld criminals to Nazis and Japanese agents. Includes the pilot film "Superman," released in September, 1941. Contents: Superman (10:22) -- The mechanical monsters (10:14) -- Billion dollar limited (8:35) -- The Arctic giant (8:35) -- The bulleteers (8:02) -- The magnetic telescope (7:38) -- Electric earthquake (8:42) -- Volcano (7:56) -- Terror on the midway (8:22) -- Japoteurs (9:05) -- Showdown (8:14) -- Eleventh hour (7:58) -- Destruction Inc. (8:32) -- The mummy strikes (7:46) -- Jungle drums (8:00) -- The underground world (8:13) -- Secret agent (7:39). DVD 3064

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[Iwerks, Ub]

Grant, John. "Ub Iwerks." In: Masters of animation. NY : Watson-Guptill, 2001. (MAIN: TR897.5 .G73 2001)
Iacob, L.; Iwerks, David "Iwerksiana." Griffithiana Vol VII nr 16-17 (June 1984); p 88-98

All Singing! All Dancing! (1930-35)
Director, Ub Iwerks. Ten musical cartoons created in the early 1930's, which are all collaborations between the animator Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney's foremost animator/collaborator in the early formative years, and the composer Carl Stalling. Fiddlesticks! (1930) -- The soup song (1931) -- The little red hen (1934) -- The village smitty (1931) -- Mary's little lamb (1935) -- The village barber (1931) -- Old Mother Hubbard (1935) -- Humpty Dumpty (1935) -- The Brementown musicians (1935) -- Summertime (1935) Video/C 999:3595

Cartoons That Time Forgot: Ub Iwerks Collection, vol. 1
Thirty-two musical cartoons created in the early 1930's, some in black & white and some in color, which are all collaborations between Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney's foremost animator/collaborator in the formative early years, and the composer Carl Stalling. Contents: All singing! All dancing! -- Fiddlesticks! -- The soup song -- The little red hen -- The village smitty -- Mary's little lamb -- The village barber -- Old Mother Hubbard -- Humpty Dumpty -- The Brementown musicians -- Summertime -- The music lesson -- Puddle pranks -- Willie Whopper's fantastic adventures and other tall tales -- The good scout -- Happy days -- The air race -- Tom Thumb -- Insultin' the sultan -- Sinbad the sailor -- Rasslin' round -- Ali Baba -- Viva Willie -- Don Quixote -- Free-form fairy tales -- Aladdin and his wonderful lamp -- Jack and the beanstalk -- The brave tin soldier -- Puss in boots -- Little boy blue -- The Queen of Hearts -- Simple Simon -- The valiant tailor -- The three bears -- Dick Whittington's cat. Originally released as separate motion pictures by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Celebrity Productions, Inc. between 1931 and 1936. Music, Carl Stalling. 236 min. DVD 2354

Cartoons That Time Forgot: Ub Iwerks Collection, vol. 2
Twenty-six musical cartoons created in the early 1930's, some in black & white and some in color, which are all collaborations between Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney's foremost animator/collaborator in the formative early years, and the composer Carl Stalling. Contents: Down and out with Flip the frog -- Nurse maid -- room runners -- The office boy -- The milkman -- The new car -- Ragtime Romeo -- What a life -- The bully -- Funny face -- Movie mad -- Things that go bump in the night -- The cuckoo murder case -- Stratos fear -- Jack Frost -- Chinaman's chance -- Masquerade holiday (aka Hell's Fire) -- Techno-cracked -- Soda squirt - The headless horseman -- Spooks -- Balloon land -- Laughing gas -- Circus -- Stormy seas -- Coo Coo the magician -- School days -- The gold rush. 190 min. DVD 2355

Cartoons That Time Forgot: From the Van Beuren Studio
Rarely seen but classic cartoons the Van Beuren Studios began producing using a more naturalistic cartoon technique, and with a sweeter tone than some of their early animation. Includes classic characters like Molly Moo-Cow and Felix the Cat. Contents: The Van Beuren rainbow parade: Molly Moo-Cow and the butterflies -- Bold King Cole -- It's a Greek life -- Molly Moo-Cow and the Indians -- The goose that laid the golden egg -- Toonerville trolley -- Cupid gets his man -- Molly Moo-Cow and Robinson Crusoe -- A waif's welcome -- Trolley ahoy -- The odd and the outrageous: opening night -- In a cartoon studio -- The tuba tooter -- Candy town -- The sunshine makers -- Piano tooners -- Molly Moo-Cow and Rip Van Winkle -- Wot a night -- Neptune nonsense -- Christmas night -- Toonerville picnic. Films originally produced in the 1930s. 156 min. DVD 2356

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[McCay, Winsor]

Blackmore, Tim. "McCay's mcchanical muse: engineering comic-strip dreams." Journal of Popular Culture Summer 1998 v32 i1 p15(2)
Canemaker, John. Winsor McCay : his life and art New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2005. (MAIN: NC1429.M474 C36 2005)
Grant, John. "Winsor McCay." In: Masters of animation. NY : Watson-Guptill, 2001. (MAIN: TR897.5 .G73 2001)
Hoffer, Tom W. "From comic strips to animation: some perspective on McCay." Journal of Film and Video 28 n2 (1976): 23-32.
McCay, Winsor. Winsor McCay : early works Miamisburg, OH : Checker Book Pub. Group, c2003- (MAIN: PN6727.M34 A25 2003)

Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)
Directed by Edwin S. Porter and Wallace McCutcheon. Based on a comic strip by Winsor McCay. For plot information, see American Film Institute Index (UCB users only) DVD 4667; DVD 3552; DVD 1098; also vhs 999:597 and 999:1008

Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
Directed by Winsor McCay. DVD 2783; vhs 999:597; vhs 999:518; vhs 999:608
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Little Nemo (1911)
Directed by Winsor McCay and J. Stuart Blackton. (aka Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics) DVD 2783; vhs 999:608; vhs 999:518

Winsor McCay and His Animated Pictures (1911)
"Cartoonist Winsor McCay agrees to create a large set of drawings that will be photographed and made into a motion picture. The job requires plenty of drawing supplies, and the cartoonist must also overcome some mishaps caused by an assistant. Finally, the work is done, and everyone can see the resulting animated picture." [IMDB] DVD 1100; also on DVD 277
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Winsor McCay: The Master Edition (1911-1921)
Directed and written by Winsor McCay. Contains the complete collection of the pioneering animator's existing films plus the documentary "Remembering Winsor McCay" (18 min.) by film historian John Canemaker as well as commentary by John Canemaker and a stills gallery from the Canemaker Collection. Contents: Little Nemo (1911) -- How a mosquito operates (1912) -- Gertie the dinosaur (1914) -- The sinking of the Lusitania (1918) -- The centaurs (fragments, 1918-21) -- Gertie on tour (fragments, 1918-21) -- Flip's circus (fragments, 1918-21) -- Bug vaudeville (1921) -- The pet (1921) -- The flying house (1921) (also on vhs 999:597). 105 min. DVD 2783

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[Norman McLaren]

Collins, Maynard. Norman McLaren. Ottawa : Canadian Film Institute, 1976. (MAIN: PN1998 .A3M3123)
Matthews, Peter "Minimalism for the masses." Sight and Sound August 2003 v13 i8 p4(2)
Moritz, William. "Norman McLaren and Jules Engel: Post-Modernists." In: A Reader in Animation Studies/ edited by Jayne Pilling. London : J. Libbey, c1997. (Main Stack TR897.5.R43 1997)
Richard, Valliere T. Norman McLaren, manipulator of movement : the National Film Board years, 1947-1967. (MAIN: NC1766.C32 .M357 1982; Storage Info: $B 360 886)
Werner, Louis. "Spontaneous frames of movement." Americas (English Edition) Sept-Oct 1993 v45 n5 p42(7)UC users only

Norman McLaren
Disc 1, Selected Films (Films choisis) [1940-1983], showcases 14 of Norman McLaren's best films, reflecting the incredible diversity of his work. Contents: Neighbours; Begone dull care; Pas de deux; Boogie-doodle; Synchromy; Mosaic; A phantasy; Blinkity blank; Le merle; Lines-horizontal; A chairy tale; Animated motion, part 5; New York lightboard record; Narcissus. 114 min.
Disc 2, Creative Process (Le Genie createur), 1991, presents a documentary exploring the creative process and techniques of McLaren, artist, cinematographer and animator. Includes excerpts from McLaren's film vaults and interviews. 117 min. DVD 1911

Norman McLaren: the Master's Edition (Norman McLaren, l'intaegrale)
Series that brings together the complete works of Norman McLaren, from his initial experiments in Scotland in 1933 to his final National Film Board production in 1983. Features complete films, tests, unfinished films and support material (photographs, audio clips and more), along with original

Disc 1: documentaries contextualizing McLaren's work and his creative process. In all, the series includes more than 130 video and audio documents, divided by theme. Beginnings. 7 till 5 (1933) (12:39) ; Camera makes whoopee (1935) (24:31) ; Book bargain (1937) (8:10) ; Mony a pickle (1938) (4:06) ; News for the navy (1937-1938) (10:37) ; The obedient flame (1939) (9:56) ; Love on the wing ( 1938) (4:27) -- McLaren and space. Blinkity blank (1955) (5:15) ; C'est l'aviron (1944) (3:17) ; Window on Canada no. 29: excerpt 1 (1954) (3:42) ; Spheres (1969) (7:20) ; The corridor (1950s) (1:11) ; Barrell zoom (circa 1943) (1:15) ; Love on the wing (1938) (4:27) -- Painting with light. La poulette grise (1947) (5:32) ; La poulette grise: test (1947) (3:44) ; Laa-haut sur ces montagnes (1945) (3:10) ; Laa-haut sur ces montagnes: test (1944) (0.57) ; Window on Canada no. 29: excerpt 2 (1954) (2:59) ; McLaren at play (1940s) (5:19) ; Out-of-focus cloudscape (late 1940s) (1:53) ; Spheres (1969) (7:20) ; A phantasy (1952) (7:15) ; A little phantasy on a nineteenth century painting (1946) (3:35) ; Blurr test (1956-1957) (11:05) ; Blinkity blank (1955) (5:15) ; The flicker film (1961) (3:32) ; The seasons (1966) (4:45) ; Little negro (1940s) (2:01) ; C'est l'aviron (1944) (3:17) -- Thematic documentaries. Beginnings (5:17) ; McLaren and space (3:41) ; Painting with light (5:16). DVD 6460

Disc 2: The art of motion. Begone dull care (1949) (7:47) ; Blinkity blank (1955) (5:15) ; Lines horizontal (1962) (5:55) ; Lines vertical (1960) (5:49) ; Mosaic (1965) (5:28) ; The making of mosaic (2004) (0:59) ; Boogie-doodle (1940) (3:18) ; Short and suite (1959) (4:50) ; Serenal (1959) (3:04) ; Doors (late 1950s) (1:42) ; Hen hop (1942) (3:39) ; Fiddle-de-dee (1947) (3:22) ; Dots (1940) (2:21) ; Hoppity pop (1946) (1:47) ; Loops (1940) (2:39) ; Mail early (1941) (1:44) ; Mail early for Christmas (1959) (0:40) ; Chaplin test (1940s) (0:19) ; NBC Valentine greeting (1939) (1:52) ; New York lightboard (1961) (8:59) ; New York lightboard record (1961) (7:38) ; Stars and stripes (1940) (2:07) ; Birdlings (1967) (3:48) -- Evelyn Lambart. Begone dull care (1949) (7:47) ; Le Merle (1958) (4:40) ; Lines horizontal (1962) (5:55) ; Lines vertical (1960) (5:49) ; Mosaic (1965) (5:28) -- Surrealism. The head test (1944) (2:55) ; A little phantasy on a nineteenth century painting (1946) (3:35) ; A phantasy (1952) (7:15) ; Tanguy landscape test (1944) (1:22) ; Surrealistic hand drawing (1939-1945) (1:17) ; Pen drawings (1940s) (1:41) ; Blinkity blank (1955) (5:15) ; Serenal (1959) (3:04) ; The hypnosis film (1960s) (0.37) ; Begone dull care (1949) (7:47) ; Mail early (1941) (1:44) ; Hen hop (1942) (3:39) ; Boogie-doodle (1940) (3:18) ; Fiddle-de-dee (1947) (3:22) ; Dots (1940) (2:21) ; Hoppity pop (1946) (1:47) ; Loops (1940) (2:39) ; Stars and stripes (1940) (2:07) ; NBC Valentine greeting (1939) (1:52) ; Short and suite (1959) (4:50) -- Maurice Blackburn. A phantasy (1952) (7:15) ; Blinkity blank (1955) (5:15) ; Lines vertical (1960) (5:49) ; La poulette grise (1947) (5:32) -- Thematic documentaries. The art of motion (2005) (3:24) ; Evelyn Lambart (2005) (5:37) ; Surrealism (2005) (3:46) ; Maurice Blackburn (2005) (4:19). DVD 6461

Disc 3: Dance. Spook sport (1940) (7:52) ; July 4th 1941 (1941) (2:30) ; On the farm (1951) (6:50) ; Neighbours (1952) (8:06) ; Two bagatelles (1952) (2:22) ; A chairy tale (1957) (9:52) ; Bounce film (circa 1960) (0.41) ; Six and seven-eighths (1961) (9:21) ; Norman McLaren's opening speech (1961) (6:53) ; Canon (1964) (9:13) ; Canon: test (circa 1964) (4:50) ; Christmas cracker (1963) (9:13) ; Polychrome fantasy (1935) (2:52) ; Pas de deux (1968) (13:21) ; Pas de deux: test (1965-1967) (16:14) ; Ballet adagio (1972) (9:58) ; Narcissus (1983) (21:49) ; Narcissus: test (1973-1975) (2:15) -- Vincent Warren. Pas de deux (1968) (13:21) ; Narcissus (1983) (21.49) ; Narcissus: test (1973-1975) (2:15) ; Pas de deux: test (1965-1967) (16:14) -- Grant Munro. Neighbours (1952) (8:06) ; Two bagatelles (1952) (2:22) ; On the farm (1951) (6:50) ; Six and seven-eighths (1961) (9:21) ; Canon (1964) (9:13) ; Canon: test (circa 1964) (4:50) ; Christmas cracker (1963) (9:13) ; Christmas cracker: McLaren's contribution (1963) (3:42) ; Thematic documentaries. Dance (5:02) ; Vincent Warren (5:17) ; Grant Munro (4:47). DVD 6462

Disc 4: War and peace: Has anybody here seen Canada? A history of Canadian Movies 1939-1953: outtakes (20:28) -- Hell unlimited (19:14) -- Snakes (1:08) -- The Wook (1:11) -- Keep your mouth shut (2:21) -- V for victory (2:04) -- 5 for 4 (2:52) -- Dollar dance (4:05) -- Neighbours (8:06) -- Chairy tale (9:52) -- A Chairy tale: Alternate ending (:34) -- A Chairy tale: Tests and outtakes (4:10) -- Window on Canada no.29: Excerpt 3 (2:44) -- Thematic documentary: War and peace (4:58). DVD 6463

Disc 5: The animator as musician. Synchromy (1971) (7:26) ; Test A for synchromy (1960s) (1:29) ; Test B for synchromy (late 1960s) (2:46) ; Workshop experiments in animated sound (1957) (5:11) ; Loops (1940) (2:39) ; Neighbours (1952) (8:06) ; Blinkity blank (1955) ( (5:15) ; Le merle rehearses (late 1950s) (2:30) ; Scherzo (1939) (1:25) ; Canon (1964) (9:13) ; Pen point percussion ((1951) (5:57) ; Animated sound test (late 1940s or early 1950s) (2:43) ; Korean alphabet (1967) (7:15) ; Synthetic music experiments (1950s) (audio only) (4:59) -- Thematic documentary. The animator as musician (5:23) ; Animated motion. Part 1 (1976) (9:10) ; Part 2 (1976) (8:31) ; Part 3 (1977) (9:54) ; Part 4 (1977) (7:01) ; Part 5 (1978) (7:06). DVD 6464

Disc 6: Paper cut-outs. Le merle (1958) (4:40) ; Le merle: test and outtakes (1948) (2:37) ; Dans un petit bois (circa 1943) (2:19) ; Rythmetic (1956) (8:41) ; 1-2-3 (1955) (4:15) ; Alouette (1944) (2:22) ; La perdriole(mid 1940s) (0.46) ; Spheres (1969) (7:20) -- Renae Jodoin. Alouette (1944) (2:22) ; Spheres (1969) (7:20) ; A summer day in Ottawa in 1949... (1949) (4:38) ; Thematic documentaries. Paper cut-outs (4:00) ; Renae Jodoin (5:06) -- About McLaren. Experimental film: excerpt (2:27) ; McLaren on McLaren (7:56) ; The eye hears, the ear sees (58:46). DVD 6465

Disc 6: About McLaren. Cinema de notre temps (1967) (55:06) ; McLaren par Jutra: Cinema canadien, SRC 1961 (2:06) ; Pinscreen (1973) (38:43) ; Pinscreen tests (1961) (1:17) -- Thematic documentary. The digital restoration process (5:15). DVD 6466

Warner Brothers

Warner Brothers Cartoon shorts (cartoons contained as supplements on various DVD releases of classic Warner Brothers features)
Archival Cartoon Classicals Vols. 15-25
Representation of Ethnic Groups in Animated Cartoons
The Boys from Termite Terrace Video/C 4608 (documentary about Warners cartoons)

Bruce, Douglas R. "Notes Toward a Rhetoric of Animation: The Road Runner as Cultural Critique." Critical Studies in Media Communication June 2001 v18 i2 p229
Crafton, Donald. "The View From Termite Terrace: Caricature and Parody in Warner Bros" Film History [Great Britain] 1993 5(2): 204-230.
Evans, Alex. "All right: where am I?" Looney Tunes Animation as Modernist Performance." Literature/Film Quarterly. 2007. Vol. 35, Iss. 1; p. 378 (11 pages) UC users only
Friedwald, Will. The Warner Brothers cartoons Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1998. ( MAIN: NC1766.U52 W3734 1998)
Reading the rabbit : explorations in Warner Bros. animation / edited by Kevin S. Sandler. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1998. (Main Stack NC1766.U52.W37365 1998)
Schneider, Steve. That's all folks! : the art of Warner Bros. animation New York : H. Holt, c1988. (MOFF: \f\ NC1766.U52 W3737 1988)

Academy Award Animation Collection.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents Academy Award winner and nominee animated cartoons. Features characters such as the Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Superman, Porky Pig and more. 108 min. each disc. DVD 9503

[Avery, Tex]. SEE also Looney Tunes

[Avery, Tex]. The Compleat Tex Avery (1935-1954)
The complete collection of animated films originally produced between approx. 1935 and 1954. Contents: Blitz wolf, Early bird dood it, Dumb-hounded, Red hot riding hood, Who killed who?, One ham's family, What's buzzin buzzard?, Screwball squirrel, Batty baseball, Happy-go-nutty, Big heel-watha, Screwy truant, Shooting of Dan McGoo, Jerky turkey, Swing shift Cinderella, Wild and wolfy, Lonesome Lenny, Hick chick, Northwest hounded police, Henpecked hoboes, Hound hunters, Red hot rangers, Uncle Tom's cabana, Slap happy lion, King-size canary, What price fleadom, Little tinker, Lucky ducky, Half-pint pygmy, Cat that hated people, Bad luck Blackie, Senor Droopy, House of tomorrow, Doggone tired, Wags to riches, Little rural riding hood, Out-foxed, Counterfeit cat, Ventriloquist Cat, Cuckoo clock, Garden gopher, Chump champ, Peachy cobbler, Cock-a-doodle dog, Daredevil droopy, Droopy's good deed, Symphony in slang, Car of tomorrow, Droopy's double trouble, Magical maestro, One cab's family, Rock-a-bye bear, Little Johnny jet, TV of tomorrow, Three little pups, Drag-a-long Droopy, Billy boy, Homesteader Droopy, Farm of tomorrow, Flea circus, Dixieland Droopy, Field and scream, First bad man, Deputy Droopy, Cellbound, Millionaire Droopy, Cat's meow. Approx. 9 hours (5 discs). Video Disc 152

Canemaker, John. Tex Avery : the MGM years, 1942-1955. Atlanta : Turner Pub. ; Kansan City, Mo. : Distributd by Andrews and McMeel, c1996. (MAIN: NC1766.U52 A9233 1996; PFA : NC1766.U52 A9233)
Grant, John. "Tex Avery." In: Masters of animation. NY : Watson-Guptill, 2001. (MAIN: TR897.5 .G73 2001)
"Tex Avery. King of cartoons." Griffithiana nr 28 (Dec 1986); p 5-65
Morris, Gary. "The Fairy Tales of Tex Avery." Bright Lights Film Journal, vol. 22, pp. (no pagination), September 1998.
Morris, Gary. "What's up, Tex?": A Quickie Look at the Life & Career of Tex Avery"Bright Lights Film Journal, vol. 22, pp. (no pagination), September 1998. Issue 22

[Avery, Tex] Tex Avery (Archival Cartoon Classics)
Bad Luck Blackie -- Batty baseball -- Big heel-watha (with Screwball Squirrel) -- Doggon tired -- Out-foxed (with Droopy) -- Dumb-hounded (with Droopy) -- Lonesome Lenny (with Screwball Squirrel) -- Screwball Squirrel -- The cat that hated people -- The hungry wolf -- The little jet -- Ventriloquist cat -- What's buzzin', buzzard? -- Blitz wolf. 120 min. DVD 8505

Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Yosemite, Bosko & Buddy
Buddy steps out -- Hare-Abian nights -- Bushy Hare --Wise Quackers -- Battling Bosko -- Big man from the North -- Yodeling yokels -- Bosko and Honey -- Buckaroo Bugs -- Feather in his hare -- Baseball bugs -- Buccaneer bunny -- Easter yeggs -- Forward march hare -- Gorilla my dreams -- Ain't nature grand? A collection of sixteen Looney Tunes featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other Warner Brothers cartoon characters. 120 min. DVD 8510

Bugs, Daffy, Gophers, Pepe, Porky, Sylvester & Termite Terrace
Hare tonic -- Racketeer rabbit -- Water, water every hare -- Southern exposure -- A coy decoy -- Henpecked duck -- Lumber jerks -- Kitty cornered -- Mexican joyride -- Odor of the day -- Porky's bear facts -- Porky's garden -- Porky's midnight matinee -- Porky chops -- Tom Turk and Daffy -- Termite Terrace home movies (silent) -- Warner Bros. cartoons pencil animation. A collection of seventeen cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Pepe Le Pew and others. 120 min. DVD 8511

Porky, Daffy, Bugs & Elmer
Porky's prize pony (col.) -- Porky's prize pony (b&w) -- Yankee Doodle Daffy -- Timid torreador -- A corny concerto -- Day at the zoo --Gruesome twosome -- A Hick, a slick and a chick -- A star is hatched -- A tale of two kitties -- Ain't that ducky -- Aloha Hooey -- Bars and stripes forever -- Falling hare. A collection of fourteen cartoons featuring Warner Bros. characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd. 120 min. DVD 8512

Bugs, Tweetie & Merrie Melodies
Billboard frolics -- Birdy and the beast -- Booby hatched -- Bug parade -- Bugs Bunny and the three bears -- Bugs gets the boid -- 8 ball bunny -- A hare grows in Manhattan -- Bunny hugged -- Hair-raising hare -- Hare remover -- Hare splitter -- Rabbit fire -- Rabbit punch -- Rebel rabbit. A collection of fifteen cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Tweety, and Merry Melodies. 120 min. DVD 8513

Bugs, Daffy, Foghorn & Merrie Melodies
Slick hare -- Big snooze -- Heckling hare -- Upswept hare -- Wabbit twouble -- Bye, Bye Bluebeard -- Catch as cats can -- Chow hound -- Crazy cruise -- Crockett doodle-doo -- Cross country detours -- Daffy and Egghead -- Daffy and the dinosaur -- Nasty quacks -- Up-standing sitter. A collection of fifteen cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn & Merrie Melodies. 120 min. DVD 8514

[Jones. Chuck] Chuck Jones: Extremes & In betweens, A Life in Animation
Chuck Jones offers a personal introduction to his timeless cartoon creations, with clips from classic works like "What's Opera, Doc?" and highlights from cartoon shorts. Presents a fascinating look at the life and times of the pioneering artist whose contributions have influenced some of today's leading animators and filmmakers. Includes critiques from fans including Ron Howard, Ken Burns, Steven Spielberg, Matt Groening, Robin Williams, Whoopie Goldberg, Lorne Michaels and Leonard Maltin. DVD special features: A Chuck Jones tutorial: Tricks of the cartoon trade ; bonus Jones Cartoons: Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th century and Feed the kitty ; the Grinch pencil test ; Mississippi hare pencil test ; interactive menus ; scene access. All my favorites -- Early years -- Cell-washer to director -- The Dover boys -- Bugs Bunny -- Daffy Duck -- Genre parodist -- Pepe Le Pew -- Hubie & Bertie; the three bears -- Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner -- Animation process -- Backgrounds -- Timing and dialogue -- Animators; expressions -- Music -- Rabbit of Seville -- What's opera, Doc? -- The dot and the line -- How the Grinch stole Christmas -- Elder statesman -- One froggy evening -- End credits. c2000. 85 min. DVD 3564; vhs Video/C MM161

Kenner, Hugh. Chuck Jones a flurry of drawings. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1994
UC users only
Schaffer, Bill. "Chuck Jones" (Great Directors: A Critical Database) Senses of Cinema
Thompson, Rick
"Chuck Jones Tribute." Senses of Cinema vol. 19, pp. (no pagination), March 2002.

Looney Tunes (Warner Brothers)

Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 1 (1930's-1040's)
Contents: Smile, darn ya, smile! Shuffle off to Buffalo. Miss Glory. I love to singa. Have you got any castles. Speaking of the weather. Katnip kollege. Wild hare. Daffy Duck and egghead. Odor-able kitty. Tale of two kitties. I haven't got a hat. Life with feathers. Walky talky hawky. Cinderella meets fella. Hamateur night. Thugs with dirty mugs. Cross country detours. Dangerous Dan McFoo. Bear's tale. Crackpot quail. Wabbit twouble. Horton hatches the egg. Hep cat. Corny concerto. Kitty kornered. Great piggy bank robbery. Big snooze. Night watchman. Old glory. Sniffles takes a nap. Dover boys at Pimento University. My favorite Duck. Aristo-cat. Inki at the circus. Rhapsody in rivets. Pigs in a polka. Little red riding rabbit. Duck soup to nuts. Hare trigger. Back alley oproar. Tweetie Pie. Heckling hare. Hare tonic. Hare ribbin. Bugs Bunny nips the nips. Hare grows in Manhattan. Unruly hare. Gorilla my dreams. Nasty quacks. Hair-raising hare. Bashful buzzard. Daffy doodles. Little orphan airedale. Baby bottleneck. Book revue. Coo coo nut grove. Daffy Duck in Hollywood. Hollywood steps out. What's cookin' doc? Hollywood Daffy. Swooner crooner. Slick hare. Tortoise beats hare. Tortoise wins by a hare. Rabbit transit. Bugs Bunny gets the boid. Old grey hare. Bugs Bunny rides again. Haredevil hare. 8hrs. 51 min. [5 videodiscs] Video Disc 155

Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 4
Contents: Wabbit who came to supper. Hare brained hypnotist. Case of the missing hare. Hare conditioned. Buccaner bunny. Rhapsody rabbit. Bugs Bunny bond rally. Wild hare. Good egg. Ghost wanted. Snowtime for comedy. Bird came C.O.D. Dog tired. Fox pop. Weakly reporter. Trial of Mr. Wolf. Double chaser. Sheepish wolf. Hiss and make up. Holiday for shoestrings. Gay anties. Of thee I sting. Tom Turk and Daffy. I taw a putty tat. Two gophers from Texas. Conrad the sailor. Dog gone cats. Horsefly fleas. Hobo Bob. Crosby, Columbo and Vallee. Woods are full of cuckoos. Let it be me. Little blabbermouse. Malibu beach party. Quentin quail. Hush my mouse. Hop, skip and a chump. Hick, a slick and a chick. Meatless flyday. Foxy duckling. Bone sweet bone. Rattled rooster. Shell shocked egg. Land of the midnight fun. Wacky wildlife. Ceiling hero. Fresh fish. Saddle silly. Foney fables. Bug parade. Love and curses. Gold rush daze. Bars and stripes forever. Hobo gadget band. Fagin's freshman. Busy bakers. Snafuperman. Bobby traps. Spies. Naughty but mice. Little brother rat. Sniffles and the bookworm. Egg collector. Sniffles bells the cat. Toy trouble. Brave little bat. Queen was in the parlor. I love a parade. Organ grinder. Billboard frolics. Flowers for madame. September in the rain. You're an education. 9 hrs. 30 min. [5 videodiscs] Video Disc 154

Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 5
Contents: Opening logo. It's got me again! Moonlight for two. Great big bunch of you. You're too careless with your kisses! I wish I had wings. Young and healthy. I like mountain music. Don't look now. I only have eyes for you. Ain't we got fun. Sunbonnet blue. Sneezing weasel. Mice will play. Detouring America. She was an acrobat's daughter. Sweet Sioux. Lyin' mouse. My little buckeroo. Fighting 69 1/2th. Fighting sixty ninth and one half. Fighting sixty ninth and a half. Rookie revue. Fifth column mouse. Merry old soul. Mr. and Mrs. is the name. Into your dance. Country mouse. Bingo Crosbyana. Fella with a fiddle. Now that summer is gone. Cat came back. Country boy. Dog daze. Dog gone modern. Curious puppy. Stage fright. Snowman's land. Those beautiful dames. Little Dutch plate. I'd love to take orders from you. Toy town hall. My green fedora. Streamlined Greta Green. Shop, look & listen. Shop, look and listen. Pop goes your heart. I wanna play house. I'm a big shot now. When I yoo hoo. At your service madame. Star is hatched. Plenty of money and you. Hare ribbin. Return of Mr. Hook. Good egg. Tokyo woes. My dream is yours. Two guys from Texas. 6 hrs., 27 min. [4 videodiscs] Video Disc 165

Looney Tunes
Warner Bros. Pictures. Featuring some of the very earliest, ground-breaking on-screen appearances of many all-time Looney Tunes favorites from the golden age of Warner Bros. animation. Presents fifty-six landmark animated films including Bugs Bunny, the ever-flustered Daffy Duck and eternal straight-man Porky Pig. Also includes commentary on many of the films by cartoon historians Michael Barrier, Greg Ford, Stan Freberg and Jerry Beck. Voice: Mel Blanc.

Disc 1. Baseball bugs -- Rabbitt seasoning -- Long-haired hare -- High diving hare -- Bully for bugs -- What's up doc? -- Rabbit's kin -- Water, water every hare -- Big house bunny -- Big top bunny -- My bunny lies over the sea -- Wabbit twouble -- Ballot Box bunny -- Rabbit of Seville. Extras: A Greeting from Chuck Jones, Vintage documentary "Camera Three: The Boys Termite Terrace (Part 1)." New Behind-the-Tunes Featurettes: "A Rabbit For All Seasons," "Short-Fuse Shootout," "Forever Befuddled." Bonus Cartoons: "Blooper Bunny," "Bugs Bunny at the Movies (with commentary). Excerpts from The Bugs Bunny Show: "My Dream is Yours," "Two Guys From Texas." Vaults: "A Star is Bored." Bridging sequences: "The Astro Nuts Audio Recording Sessions with Mel Blanc." Trailer and still gallery

Disc 2. Duck amuck -- Dough for the do-do -- Drip-along Daffy -- Scaredy cat -- Ducksters -- Scarlet pumpernickel -- Yankee Doodle Daffy -- Porky chops -- Wearing of the grin -- Deduce, you say -- Boobs in the woods -- Golden yeggs -- Rabbit fire -- Duck dodgers in the 24 1/2th century. Extras: Vintage documentary "Camera Three: The Boys Termite Terrace (Part 2)." New Behind-the-Tunes Featurettes: "Hard Luck Duck," "Porky Pig Roast," "Animal Quackers." Stills gallery

Disc 3. Elmer's candid camera -- Bugs Bunny and the three bears -- Fast and furry-ous -- Hair-raising hare-- Awful orphan -- Haredevil hare -- For scent-imentalreasons -- Frigid hare -- Hypo-chondri-cat -- BatonBunny -- Feed the kitty -- Don't give up the sheep -- Bugs Bunny gets the boid -- Tortoise wins by a hare.

Disc 4. Canary row -- Bunker Hill bunny -- Kit for cat -- Putty tat trouble -- Bugs and thugs -- Canned feud -- Lumber jerks -- Speedy Gonzales -- Tweety's S.O.S. -- Foghorn Leghorn -- Daffy Duck hunt -- Early to bet -- Broken Leghorn -- Devil may hare. Extras: New documentary "Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of Looney Tunes." New Behind-the-Tunes Featurettes: "Needy for Speedy," "Putty Problems and Canary Rows," "Southern Pride Chicken." From the Vaults: "Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid," "Virgil Ross Pencil Tests." Stills gallery 4 discs, 411 min. DVD 2073

Looney Tunes Golden Collection (1960s-1970s)

Disc One: Bugs Bunny Masterpieces. Presents 15 Looney Tune cartoon favorites that showcase that wascally wabbit, Bugs Bunny. Contents: Big snooze -- Broomstick bunny -- Bunny hugged -- French rarebit -- Gorilla my dreams -- Hare-brained hypnotist -- Hare conditioned -- Heckling hare -- Little Red Riding Rabbitt -- Tortoise beats hare -- Rabbit transit -- Slick hare -- Baby buggy bunny -- Hyde and hare. Voice: Mel Blanc. Originally broadcast during the 1960's and 1970's television seasons. 108 min. DVD 3137

Disc Two: Road Runner and Friends. Presents 15 Looney Tune cartoon favorites in which pursuit takes center stage as Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner go head to head. Contents: Beep beep -- Going! Going! Gosh! -- Zipping along -- Stop! Look! and Hasten! -- Ready, set, zoom -- Guided muscle -- Gee whiz-z-z -- There they go-go-go -- Scrambled aches -- Zoom and bored -- Whoa, be-gone! -- Cheese chasers -- Dover boys -- Mouse wreckers -- Bear for punishment. Voice: Mel Blanc. Originally broadcast during the 1960's and 1970's television seasons. 108 min. DVD 3137

Disc Three: Tweety & Sylvester and Friends. Presents 15 Looney Tune cartoon favorites in which pursuit takes center stage as Sylvester and Tweety Pie go after each other. Contents: Bad ol' Putty Tat -- All abir-r-r-d -- Room and bird -- Tweet tweet Tweety -- Gift wrapped -- Aint' she tweet -- Bird in a guilty cage -- Snow business -- Tweetie Pie -- Kitty kornered -- Baby bottleneck -- Old glory -- Great biggy bank robbery -- Duck soup to nuts -- Porky in wackyland. Voice: Mel Blanc. Originally broadcast during the 1960's and 1970's television seasons. 108 min. DVD 3137

Disc Four: Looney Tunes All Stars. Presents 15 Looney Tune cartoon favorites featuring an all-star cavalcade of Hollywood parodies and more fabulously funny favorites. Contents: Back alley oproar -- Book revue -- Corny concerto -- Have you got any castles? -- Hollywood steps out -- I love to singa -- Katnip Kollege -- Hep cat -- Three little bops -- One froggy evening -- Rhapsody rabbit -- Show biz Bugs -- Stage door cartoon -- What's opera, Doc? -- You ought to be in pictures. Voice: Mel Blanc. Originally broadcast during the 1960's and 1970's television seasons. 108 min. DVD 3137

The Boys from Termite Terrace Video/C 4608 (documentary about Warners cartoons)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: All-star Cartoon Party
Special features: TV pilot: Philbert; optional commentary track by Jerry Beck, Art Leonardi and voice artist Trust Howard; behind-the-Tunes featurettes: the charm of stink: on the scent of Pepe Le Pew; Looney Tunes go to war!; strictly for the birds: Tweety & Sylvester's award-winning teamup; from the vault: falling hare storyboard reel; rumors; snafuperman; spies. Daffy Duck and the dinosaur -- Super-rabbitt -- Daffy Duck and egghead -- A gruesome twosome -- Draftee Daffy -- Falling hare -- Steal wool -- Birds anonymous -- No barking -- Rabbit punch -- An itch in time -- Odor-able kitty -- Walky talky hawky -- Gonzales' tamales -- To beep or not to beep. Voice characterization: Mel Blanc. 110 min. DVD 4875

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Bugs Bunny Classics
Special features: 1989 documentary: Chuck Amuck; behind-the-tunes featurette: a-hunting we will go: Chuck Jones' wabbit season twilogy; from the Bugs Bunny show vauts; the honey-mousers bridging sequences; bull point puns audio recording session. Contents: Hare force -- Hare remover -- Hare tonic -- A hare grows in Manhattan -- Easter yeggs -- The wabbit who came to supper -- Bowery bugs -- Homeless hare -- Case of the missing hare -- Acrobatty bunny -- Wackiki wabbit -- Hare do -- Rebel rabbit -- Hillbilly hare -- Duck! rabbit, duck! Voice characterization: Mel Blanc. 110 min. DVD 4875

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Bugs Bunny Favorites
Voices: Mel Blanc and various others. Contents: Roman legion-hare -- The grey hounded hare -- Rabbit hood -- Operation: Rabbit -- Knight-mare hare-- Southern fried rabbit -- Mississippi hare -- Hurdy-gurdy hare -- Forward march hare -- Sahara hare -- Barbary-Coast bunny -- To hare is human -- 8 ball bunny -- Knighty knight Bugs -- Rabbit Romeo. Voices: Mel Blanc and various others. Special features: Commentaries and featurettes with animators, historians and voice artists profiling specific cartoons, characters and creators; music and music-and-effects-only tracks on selected shorts; theatrical feature "Bugs Bunny superstar"; new documentary profile "Friz on film"; the Bugs Bunny show: bridging sequences and audio recording sessions; bonus rareties from the vaults, including wartime and armed forces shorts. DVD 7359

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Dash of Tashlin
Voices: Mel Blanc and various others. Celebrates animation legend Frank Tashlin, who brought a filmmaker's eye for angles, editing, and style to his creations. Contents: The case of the stuttering pig -- Little Pancho Vanilla -- Little beau Porky -- Now that summer is gone -- Porky in the North Woods -- You're an education -- Porky's railroad -- Plane Daffy -- Porky the fireman -- Cracked ice -- Puss N' Booty -- I got plenty of mutton -- Bobby hatched -- Porky's poultry plant -- The stupid cupid. Special features: Commentaries and featurettes with animators, historians and voice artists profiling specific cartoons, characters and creators; music and music-and-effects-only tracks on selected shorts; theatrical feature "Bugs Bunny superstar"; new documentary profile "Friz on film"; the Bugs Bunny show: bridging sequences and audio recording sessions; bonus rareties from the vaults, including wartime and armed forces shorts. 103 min. DVD 7359

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Hollywood Caricatures and Parodies
Special features: 1990 documentary: What's up, Doc?; a salute to Bugs Bunny part 1; behind-the-tunes featurettes: Bosko, Buddy and the best of Black and White; fine tooning: restoring the Warner Bros. cartoons; from the vault: It's got me again!; sinkin' in the bathtub. Daffy Duck in Hollywood -- Hollywood capers -- The coocoo nut grove -- Porky's road race -- The woods are full of cuckoos -- She was an acrobat's daughter -- The film fan -- Speaking of the weather -- Thugs with dirty mugs -- Goofy groceries -- Swooner crooner -- Wideo wabbit -- The honey-mousers -- The last hungry cat -- The mouse that Jack built. 110 min. DVD 4875

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Kitty Korner
Contents: The night watchman -- Conrad the sailor --The sour puss -- The aristo-cat -- Dough ray me --Pizzicato pussycat -- Kiss me cat -- Cat feud -- The unexpected pest -- Go cly a kit -- Kiddin? the kitten -- A peck of trouble -- Mouse and garden -- Porky's poor fish -- Swallow the leader. Special features: Commentaries and featurettes with animators, historians and voice artists profiling specific cartoons, characters and creators; music and music-and-effects-only tracks on selected shorts. DVD 7359

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Porky and the Pigs
Special features: 1990 documentary: What's up, Doc?; a salute to Bugs Bunny part 2; behind-the-tunes featurette: Tish Tash: the animated world of Frank Tashlin; from the vault: the bear that wasn't; point rationing of foods; Porky's party storyboard Ree! I haven't got a hat -- Porky's romance -- Porky's party -- Porky in Egypt -- Porky and teabiscuit -- Pigs is pigs -- Pigs in a polka -- Porky pig's feat -- Daffy Duck slept here -- Bye, bye bluebeard -- An egg scramble -- Robin Hood Daffy -- The windblown hare -- Claws for alarm -- Rocket squad. Voice characterization: Mel Blanc. 110 min. DVD 4875

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Speedy Gonzales in a Flash
Contents: Cat-tails for two -- Tabasco road -- Tortilla flaps -- Mexicali shmoes -- Here today, gone tamale -- West of the pesos -- Cannery woe -- Pied Piper of Guadalupe -- Mexican boarders -- Chili weather -- A message to gracias -- Nuts and volts -- Panchos hideway -- The wild chase -- A-haunting we will go. Special features: Commentaries and featurettes with animators, historians and voice artists profiling specific cartoons, characters and creators; music and music-and-effects-only tracks on selected shorts. DVD 7359

Looney Tunes: Premiere Collection (aka: Spotlight Collection. Volume 1, Disc 1.) (1960-1970s)
Director, Charles M. Jones. Featuring some of the very earliest, ground-breaking on-screen appearances of many all-time Looney Tunes favorites, it's an unprecedented animation celebration for cartoon-lovers eager to re-live the heady, hilarious, golden age of Warner Bros. animation! Contents: Awful orphan -- Don't give up the sheep -- Daffy Duck hunt -- Frigid hare -- Tortoise wins by a hare -- Elmer's candid camera -- Baton bunny -- Bugs Bunny gets the boid -- Foghorn leghorn -- Tweety's S.0.S. -- The hypo-chondri-cat -- Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears -- For scent-imental reasons -- Canned feud. 103 min. DVD 6006

Looney Tunes: Premiere Collection (aka: Spotlight Collection. Volume 1, Disc 2.) (1960-1970s)
Director Charles M. Jones. Contents: Bunker Hill bunny -- Hair-raising hare -- Broken leghorn -- Putt tat trouble -- Kit for cat -- Canary row -- Haredevil hare -- Fast and furry-ous -- Feed the kitty -- Speedy Gonzales -- Bugs and thugs -- Early to bet -- Lumber jerks -- Devil may hare. 103 min. DVD 6006

Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection, Vol. 2 (1960s-1970s)
Disc One: Presents 15 classic Looney Tunes favorites including Tweety and Sylvester antics, Daffy Duck's detective Duck Twacy and the surreal Porky in Wackyland. Contents: Bad ol 'Putty Tat -- All Abir-r-r-d -- Room and bird -- Tweet tweet Tweety -- Gift wrapped -- Aint' she tweet -- Bird in a guilty cage -- Snow business -- Tweetie Pie -- Kitty kornered -- Baby bottleneck -- Old glory -- Great piggy bank robbery -- Duck soup to nuts -- Porky in wackyland. Voice: Mel Blanc. Originally broadcast during the 1960's and 1970's television seasons. 110 min. DVD 3136

Disc Two: Presents 15 classic Looney Tunes favorites in an all-star array of Hollywood and show-business spoofs, including the great What's opera, Doc? and much more. Contents: Back Alley Uproar -- Book revue -- Corny Concerto -- Have you got any castles? -- Hollywood steps out -- I love to singa -- Katnip Kollege -- Hep cat -- Three little bops -- One froggy evening -- Rhapsody rabbit -- Show biz Bugs -- Stage door cartoon -- What's opera, Doc? -- You ought to be in pictures. Voice: Mel Blanc. Originally broadcast during the 1960's and 1970's television seasons. 110 min. DVD 3136

Merrie Melodies

Merrie Melodies is the name of a series of animated cartoons distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures between 1931 and 1969. The sister series to Warner's Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies were originally one-shot musical cartoon shorts before gradually featuring recurring characters. By 1944, no distinctions existed between the two series. [Wikipedia] Originally produced by Harman-Ising Pictures, Merrie Melodies were produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions from 1933 to 1944. Schlesinger sold his studio to Warner Bros. in 1944, and the newly renamed Warner Bros. Cartoons continued production until 1963. Merrie Melodies were outsourced to DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from 1964 to 1967, and Warner Bros. Animation (now owned by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts) re-assumed production for the series' final two years.

Hop, look & listen -- Hold the lion -- Hobo gadget band -- Hobo Bobo -- Hare ribbin' -- Hamateur night -- Hair-raising hare -- Growing pains -- Gold rush daze -- Gold rush daze 2 -- Fresh airedale -- Fox pop -- Foney fables. A collection of thirteen Merrie Melodies cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester and friends. 120 min. DVD 8516

Merrie Melodies I taw a putty tat -- I wanna be a sailor -- I wanna play house -- Jack-wabbit and the beanstalk (Bugs Bunny) --Katnip Kollege -- Little Pancho Vanilla -- Mr. and Mrs. is the name -- Naughty but mice -- Odor-able kitty -- Old Glory (Porky Pig) -- One meat brawl -- Scent-imental over you (Pepe Le Pew) -- Robin Hood makes good -- Roughly squeaking -- Sniffles and the bookworm. A collection of fifteen Merrie Melodies cartoons featuring Sylvester, Tweety, Porky Pig and friends. 120 min. DVD 8517

Merrie Melodies Sniffles takes a trip -- Snowman's land -- Sport chumpions -- Stage door cartoon -- Super rabbit -- Swooner Crooner (Porky pig) -- Bear's tale -- Cagey canary -- The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The rivals of Roquefort Hall -- The fighting 69th -- The good egg -- Hare-brained hypnotist (Bugs Bunny) -- Lyin' mouse. 120 min. DVD 8518

Merrie Melodies Old grey hare -- Sheepish wolf -- Sneezing weasel -- Stupid cupid -- Unruly hare -- Wabbit who came for supper -- Wacky wabbit -- Wacky worm -- Wild hare (the first Bugs Bunny cartoon) -- Tick tock tuckered -- To duck ... or not to duck -- Toy town hall -- Trap happy Porky -- Two's a crowd. A collection of fourteen Merrie Melodies cartoons including the first Bugs Bunny cartoon (Wild hare). 120 min. DVD 8519

Merrie Melodies Prince varmint -- The high and the flighty -- Two gophers from Texas -- Wackiki wabbitt -- Walky talky hawky -- What's cookin' Doc? -- When I yoo hoo -- Wild wild world -- Bye, bye bluebeard -- Rabbit transit -- Puss and Booty -- Sock a doodle do -- The lion's busy -- The windblown hare -- Leon Schlesinger productions. A collection of fourteen Merrie Melodies cartoons concluding with "Leon Schlesinger productions". 120 min. DVD 8520

Racist Warner Bros. Cartoons
Sunday go to meetin' time -- Confederate honey -- All this and rabbit stew -- Bugs Bunny nips the nips -- Angel puss -- Goldilocks and the jivin' bears (Three bears tale) -- [Bugs Bunny in war bond public announcement] -- Coal black and de sebben dwarfs (Sleeping beauty tale) -- Clean pastures -- Tin Pan alley cats -- Scrap happy -- Ducktators -- Tokio jokio.

Watch Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other Warner Bros. cartoon characters poke fun at racial minorities in this ultra-rare collection of racist cartoons that will never be seen on TV. 91 min. DVD 2443

[Warner Brothers] Early Warner Brothers Cartoons (1931-1933)
Contents: Lady, play your mandolin!, drawn by Rollin Hamilton and Norm Blackburn (1931, 7 min.) -- Freddy the freshman, drawn by Isadore Freleng and Paul Smith (1932, 7 min.) -- Red-headed baby, drawn by Rollin Hamilton and Max Maxwell (1931, 6 min.) -- Smile, darn ya, smile!, drawn by Isadore Freleng and Max Maxwell (1931, 7 min.) -- One more time, drawn by Isadore Freleng and Paul Smith (1931, 6 min.) -- I love a parade, drawn by Rollin Hamilton and Thomas McKimson (1932, 7 min.) -- The shanty where Santy Claus lives, drawn by Rollin Hamilton and Norm Blackburn (1933, 6 min.) -- You don't know what you're doin'! 55 min. 999:3611

Friedwald, Will. The Warner Brothers cartoons Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1998. ( MAIN: NC1766.U52 W3734 1998)
Schneider, Steve. That's all folks! : the art of Warner Bros. animation New York : H. Holt, c1988. (MOFF: \f\ NC1766.U52 W3737 1988)

[Warner Brothers] The Warner Brothers Cartoon shorts
See separate listing of Warner Brothers cartoons contained as supplements on various DVD releases of classic Warner Brothers features.

[Warner Brothers] The Warner Brothers Cartoon Studio (The Boys from Termite Terrace).
Performer: Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Mel Blanc, Chuck Jones. Commentator: John Canemaker. A two part presentation examining the work of Warner Brothers animators. Part 1 examines how the animators conceptualized and developed their cartoon characters and the plots of their animated films. Part 2 examines how they refined the characters and gags and why some animated characters were successful and became stars while others did not. Cartoons from Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes created between 1924 and 1964 are show throughout to illustrate their points. Produced in 1975 for broadcast on the television program Camera Three. 56 min. Video/C 4608

Miscellaneous US and International Animation

The Adventures of Baron von Munchhausen (Die Abenteuer des Baron Munchhausen: eine Winterreise)(1944)
Animatated short. DVD 2870

Alice (Neco z Alenky) (Czechoslovakia / Switzerland / UK / West Germany, 1988)
See Jan Svankmajer

Allegro non Troppo (Italy, 1978)
Directed by Bruno Bozzetto. Master animator Bruno Bozzetto offers his irreverent tribute to Disney's Fantasia. In six distinct episodes, fantastic cartoon creatures march, slither and bounce to classical rhythms. The stories are connected by hilarious live-action scenes that mimic the lunacy and comic mechanics of familiar cartoon situations. Contents: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Debussy; Slavic Dance No. 7, Dvorak; Bolero, Ravel; Valse Triste, Sibelius; Concerto in C, Vivaldi; Firebird, Stravinsky. 86 min. 999:1304
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Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Directed by George Sidney. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Jose Iturbi, Dean Stockwell. Two lovesick sailors on shore leave in Hollywood fall hard for the same beautiful singer. The race for Susie's heart leads them both into a series of comical and musical adventures. The film is notable for the mixed live and animated scene with Gene Kelly dancing with an animated Jerry (of the Tom and Jerry cartoon) For information on animation sequence see the Big Cartoon Database. 140 min. DVD 7269
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Animal Farm (UK, 1954)
Directed by John Halas. An animated adaptation of Orwell's satire in which barnyard animals revolt against their cruel master, only to be taken over by the pigs, and soon find they have succeeded in exchanging one form of tyranny for another, and are once again forced to unite in a common cause. Based on the novel by George Orwell. 72 min. DVD 3165; vhs 999:91
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Animaquiladora: The Animation Sweatshop
Films by] Lalo Lopez & Alex Rivera. Dia de la independencia -- L.A. cucaracha -- Signs of the times -- Mysterious apparitions on tortillas -- Latinos on TV -- Why cybraceros. Latino political satire as presented in a collection of short animated films satirizing U.S.-Mexican relations. 10 min. Video/C 9210

Animation I - Early Works (1957)
Various, Disney. Ferdinand the Bull (Also on DVD 4779); Little Hiawatha; Tortoise and the Hare; Elmer Elephant; Tricks of our Trade. [U-Matic 3/4" tape format]. 999:585

The Animated Century
In this first ever comprehensive history of animation worldwide, animated hosts Professor Elderberry and Horace introduce clips from 160 animated films from 26 countries as they discuss the most significant animated films of the past 100 years. They also demonstrate different animation techniques including pin screen, pixillation, rotoscope, and cutout and puppet animation. Filmakers: James Stuart Blackton, Vadislav Starevich, Willis O'Brien, Winsor McCay, Yuri Norstein, John Randolph Bray, Otto Messmer, Max Fleischer, Walter Ruttmann, Len Lye, Dziga Vertov, George Pal, Dave Fleischer, Walt Disney, Juan Padron, Paul Driessen, Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Friz Feleng, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Walter Lantz, Jan Svankmajer, Tex Avery, Hu Jinqing. 2003. 92 min. DVD 4697

Animation (British General Post Office Animation) (1935-1939)
Animated films produced between 1935 and 1939 to promote the services of the British Post Office (GPO) by early pioneering animators Len Lye, Lotte Reiniger and Norman McLaren. Contents: Colour box, director, Len Lye (1935, col., 4 min.) -- Rainbow dance, producer, Basil Wright; director, Len Lye -- (1936, col., 4 min.) -- Trade tattoo, producer, John Grierson; director, Len Lye (1937, col., 6 min.) -- The tocher, a film ballet by Lotte Reiniger ; Rossini themes arranged by Benjamin Britten (1938, b&w, 5 min.) -- the HPO-heavenly post office, a silhouette film by Lotte Reiniger; music, Brian Easdale (1938, col., 4 min.) -- Love on the wing, director, Norman McLaren (1939, col. 4 min.) PAL format videotape. 29 min. 999:3780

Animation Celebration Video Collection. Volume 1.
Brings together an international selection of the best animated films from a wide variety of nations presented at the 1st Los Angeles International Animation Celebration. Contents: Animation has no borders (Holland) -- Augusta makes herself beautiful (Hungary) -- Cat and mouse (USA) -- Characters (Holland) -- Chicken (Bulgaria) -- Chore (USA) -- Come back to Sorrento (Bulgaria) -- Cuckoo (Bulgaria) -- Dino Alley (USA) -- Disconnected (Canada) -- Happy hour (USA) -- It's an O.K. life (USA) -- Moebius play (USA) -- Mongo Makongo (USA) -- On what a knight (Holland) -- Quasi's cabaret trailer (USA) -- Quest: a long Ray's journey into light (USA) -- Rope dance (Germany) -- Second class mail (UK) -- Sun beam (UK) -- Strange case of Mr. Donnybrook's boredom (USA) -- Traveling light (USA) -- Wreck of the Julie Plante (UK). 1991. 90 min. 999:2847

Animation Celebration Video Collection. Volume 2.
A collection of some of the best American and international animated films presented at the Second Los Angeles International Animation Celebration. Contents: ASIFA Children's Film -- Beat dedication (USA) -- A crushed world (Bulgaria) -- Eternity (USA) -- Finger wave (Hungary) -- Goodnight Norma... goodnight Milton (USA) -- Lady and the lamp (USA) -- Lazar (USA) -- Paradisia (USA) -- Pencil dance (USA) -- Propagandance (USA) -- Quinoscopio #2 (Cuba) -- Salome (Italy) -- A salute to Olive Jar (USA) -- Scaredy cat (USA) -- Suspicious circumstances (USA) -- 25 ways to quit smoking (USA) -- Umbabarauma (UK). c1993. 90 min. 999:2848

Animation Celebration Video Collection. Volume 4.
A collection of some of the best American and international animated films presented at the 4th Los Angeles International Animation Celebration. Contents: Boss (UK) -- Button (Armenia) -- Canfilm (Bulgaria) -- Dancing (Italy) -- Fantastic person (UK) -- Green beret (USA) -- Hunter (USSR) -- Madcap (USA) -- Office space (USA) -- Okay Tex (Bulgaria) -- Pre-hysterical daze (USA) -- Quinoscopio #3 (Cuba) -- Rrringg! (Holland) -- Smaller world "Big Baby" (USA) -- Song of Wolfgang the Intrepid (USSR) -- Tale of Nippoless Nippleby (USA) -- Tarzan (Japan) -- Unsavory Avery (USA) -- Weeds (Germany). c1993. 90 min. 999:2849

The Animation Show: Vol. I
Following the success of the theatrical tour of The Animation Show, animators Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt have brought the stellar collection of shorts to videodisc, with extra features that they couldn't fit into the original show. Welcome to the show / Don Hertzfeldt -- Mt. Head (Atama Yama) / Koji Yamamura [also contained on DVD 6336]-- Brother / Adam Elliot -- Parking / Bill Plympton -- The adventures of Ricardo / Corky Quakenbush -- Moving illustrations of machines / Jeremy Solterbeck -- La course a l'abime / Georges Schwizgebel -- Billy's balloon / Don Hertzfeldt -- Cousin / Adam Elliot -- The Cathedral (Katedra) / Tomek Baginski -- Intermission in the third dimension / Don Hertzfeldt -- Fifty percent grey / Ruairi Robinson and Seamus Byrne -- The adventures of Ricardo / Corky Quakenbush -- Uncle / Adam Elliot -- Early pencil tests and other experiments / Mike Judge -- Aria / Pjotr Sapegin -- Bathtime in Clerkenwell / Alex Budovsky -- The adventures of Ricardo / Corky Quakenbush -- The Rocks (Das Rad) / Chris Stenner and Heidi Wittlinger -- The end of the show / Don Hertzfeldt. Special features: Audio commentaries by animators Bill Plympton and Corky Quakenbush; deleted pencil test by Mike Judge; special effects commentary and production art galleries by Don Hertzfeldt; plus much more. DVD 6862

The Animation Show: Vol. II
Following the success of the theatrical tour of The Animation Show, animators Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt have brought the stellar collection of shorts to videodisc, with extra features that they couldn't fit into the original show. Bunnies / Studio Soi -- Guard dog / Bill Plympton -- The F.E.D.S. / Jennifer Drummond -- Pan with us / David Russo -- Ward 13 / Peter Cornwell -- Hello / Jonathan Mix -- Rockfish / Blur Studio and Tim Miller -- Magda / Chel White -- Fallen art / Tomek Baginski -- When the day breaks / Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby -- Fireworks / Pez -- The meaning of life / Don Hertzfeldt. Special features: Audio commentaries by animators Bill Plympton and Corky Quakenbush; deleted pencil test by Mike Judge; special effects commentary and production art galleries by Don Hertzfeldt; featurette, 100 years of animated shorts; plus much more. DVD 6862

Animation, the Beginning (multiple shorts). (1906-1927)
An anthology of animated films dating from 1906 to 1927. Contents: Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, J. Stuart Blackton (4 min.); La Ratelier; Fantasmagoria; Mobiliu Fedele, Emil Cohl (8 min.); Little Nemo, Winsor McCay (8 min.); Revenge of the Kinematograph Cameraman, Ladis Starevich (9 min.); Professor Bonehead is Shipwrecked, Emil Cohl (5 min.); Gertie the Dinosaur, Winsor McCay (8 min.); Dinosaur and the Missing Link, Willis O'Brien (6 min.); Sinking of the Lusitannia, Winsor McCay (6 min.); Bobby Bumps puts a Beanery on the Bum, John Bray, Earl Hurd Bray (5 min.); Out of the Inkwell: Perpetual Motion, Max Fleischer (5 min.); Modelling, Koko the Clown, Bubbles, Max Fleischer (12 min.); Laugh-o-Grams, Puss-n-Boots, Walt Disney (11 min.); Alice on the Farm, Walt Disney (7 min.); Small Town Sheriff, Paul Terry (5 min.); Felix in Hollywood, Pat Sullivan (7 min.); Oswald and the Mechanical Cow, Walt Disney (6 min.) 109 min. 999:518

Animation, the Beginning, Volume 2.(1906-1925)
Classic silent animated movies dating from 1906 to 1925. Contents: Dream of a Rarebit Fiend, Gertie the Dinosaur, Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus, Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse Discuss the Letter "G", Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse: a Duet, all by George Herriman; The Flying House, Winsor McCay; Surprise, Max Fleischer; Felix in Fairyland, Pat Sullivan; Alice's Egg Plant, Walt Disney. 68 min. 999:597

Antz (Dreamworks, 1998)
Directors, Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson. Voices: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, Anne Bancroft, Danny Glover. In this animated feature life is no picnic for Z, a small worker ant with some very big ideas, whose chances of landing the beautiful Princess Bala are literally one in a billion. But when Z convinces his soldier ant buddy to switch places with him, his simple life takes a wild turn. 83 min. DVD 4368; vhs 999:2324
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Anxious Animation
Lulu ; Altair ; Pony glass / animator, Lewis Klahr -- Immer Zu ; Lost motion / animator, Janie Geiser -- Bats ; Moschops / animator, Jim Trainor -- Wheel of torment ; Sneak attack ; Somebody goofed / animators, Eric Henry, Syd Garon, Rodney Ascher. Presents a collection of animated films by "six contemporary film artists who take us into surreal worlds of delirium and paranoia...." 81 min. DVD 6450

Archival Cartoon Classics

Vol 1: Casper, Mel-o-toons, Art & Foreign Cartoons! The Friendly ghost (Original "Casper" cartoon) / Famous Studios production -- Casper's friendly ghost / Famous Studios production -- A-haunting we will go -- A Noveltoon featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost -- There's good boos to-night -- Boo Moon -- Spooking about Africa -- Treasure Island / Mel-o-toon -- Christopher Columbus / Mel-o-toon -- Robin Hood / Mel-o-toon -- The Trojan horse / Mel-o-toon -- Moonbird -- Mr. Rossi on the beach -- Freedom river / a parable told by Orson Welles ; Stephen Bosustow Productions -- Invisible moustache of Raoul Dufy -- Tender game -- Once upon a time there was a point / Zagreb film. A cartoon collection of Casper, the friendly ghost including the original first cartoon, an animated parable told by Orson Welles (Freedom River), plus four mel-o-toon cartoons and others. 120 min. DVD 8496

Vol 2: Mighty Mouse, Heckle & Jeckle, Old Mother Hubbard. Heckle and Jeckle: the talking magpies -- Hawaiian birds / Max Fleischer -- Farm foolery (follow the bouncing ball) -- Great piggy bank robbery (Daffy Duck) (Looney Toones) -- Ghost wanted (Merrie Melodies) -- Wolf! Wolf! (Mighty Mouse) -- The trial of Mr. Wolf (Merrie Melodies) -- The goal rush (Noveltoon) (follow the bouncing ball) -- Harman-ising : To Spring -- Daffy doodles (Merrie Melodies) -- Impatient patient (Daffy Duck) (Looney Tunes) -- Prest-o change-o (Merrie Melodies) -- Old Mother Hubbard / Castle Films -- Wabbit who came for supper (Merrie Melodies) -- A day at the zoo (Merrie Melodies) -- Greetings bait (Merrie Melodies) "Follow the bouncing ball from screen sing-alongs through Merrie Melodies to Looney Tunes and beyond with Mighty Mouse, Heckle & Jeckle, old Mother Hubbard and more." 120 min. DVD 8497

Vol 3: Follow the Bouncing Ball. Old MacDonald had a farm (Noveltoon -- The goal rush (Noveltoon) -- Suddenly its spring (Noveltoon with Raggedy Ann) -- The Enchanted square (Noveltoon with Raggedy Ann) -- Farm foolery (Screen song) -- Heap hep injuns (Screen song) -- Helter swelter (Screen song) -- Jingle jangle jungle (Screen song) -- Little brown jug (Screen song) -- The big drip (Screen song) --Emerald Isle (Screen song) --Funshine state (Screen song) -- Golden state (Screen song) --Lone star state (Screen song) -- Toys will be toys (Screen song). A cartoon collection of fifteen beloved screen sing-alongs and Noveltoons of yesteryear. 120 min. DVD 8498

Vol 4: A case of the missing hare (Merrie Melodies) -- Aesops Fables: Opening night / Radio Pictures -- Sunshine makers / Bordens Milk -- Jungle jitters (Merrie Melodies) -- Big man from the North (Looney Tunes) -- Picnic Panic (Kolor Kartoons) -- Treasure Island (Mel-o-toon) -- Billy Mouse's awkwakade (Terry Toons) -- Croon crazy -- Tortoise beats hare (Merrie melodies) -- Freedom River (a parable told by Orson Welles / Stephen Bosustow Productions -- Sports chumpions (Merrie melodies) -- Susie the little blue coupe / Walt Disney -- Fresh vegetable mystery / Dave Fleisher -- A waif's welcome / Commonwealth Pictures Corp. A collection of vintage cartoons featuring Merrie Melodies, Terry Toons, plus "The Sunshine Makers" sponsored by Bordens Milk and Walt Disney's "Susie the little blue coupe." 120 min. DVD 8499

Vol. 5: Felix the Cat: Goose that laid the golden egg --Neptune nonsense -- Arabiantics -- False vases -- April maze -- Forty winks -- Outdoor indore -- Skulls ansd sculls -- Futuritzy -- Woos whoopee -- Merry kittens -- Bold King Cole / Burt Gillett -- Dick Whittington's cat -- Little red school mouse -- Naughty but mice. A collection of fifteen cartoons featuring Felix the Cat. 120 min. DVD 8500

Vol. 6: Baby Huey, Little Lulu, Little Audrey & The Land of the Lost! (Featuring Baby Huey): Quack-a doodle-doo, v.1 -- Quack-a doodle-doo, v.2 -- Pest pupil -- (Featuring Little Lulu): Cad and caddy -- Bout with a trout, v.1 --Bout with a trout, v.2 -- Chick and double chick -- Dog snow off -- Scout with the gout -- (Featuring Little Audrey): Goofy goofy gander -- Lost dream (race) -- Seapreme court -- Tarts and flowers -- (Noveltoons): Teacher's pest -- Land of the lost Jewels -- Land of the lost. A collection of sixteen cartoons featuring the cartoon characters Baby Huey, Little Lulu, and Little Audrey. 120 min. DVD 8501

Vol. 7, Mutt & Jeff, ComiColor, Toonerville & Molly Moo-Cow! Mutt and Jeff cartoons: Westward whoa -- Slick sleuths -- Western whoa -- ComiColor cartoons: Three bears -- Humpty Dumpty -- Sinbad the sailor -- Simple Simon -- Summertime -- Burt Gillett's rainbow parade: Toonerville Trolley -- Commonwealth Picture Corp films: Toonerville picnic -- Trolley ahoy -- Burt Gillett's rainbow parade cartoons: Molly Moo-Cow and the indians -- Molly Moo-Cow and Rip Van Winkle -- Walter O. Gutlohn, Inc: Hunting season -- Dizzy Day -- RKO Van Beuren Production: Tom & Jerry (humans) -- The Tuba Tooter. A selection of rare early cartoons featuring Mutt & Jeff, ComiColor Cartoons, films by Commonwealth Pictures Corporation and featuring the work of cartoonist Burt Gillett and Max Fleischer among others. 120 min. DVD 8502

Vol. 8: Aesop's Sound Fables & Fairy Tales! Aesop's sound fables: A close call -- A Toytown tale -- Cinderella blues -- Circus capers -- Frozen frolics -- The animal fair -- The king of bugs ; Hansel and Gretel/ by Ray Harryhousen ; Castle Films: Mary's little lamb -- Old Mother Hubbard -- Simple Simon -- The big bad wolf -- ; To Spring / Happy Harmonies ; Nursery scandal / Van Beuren Cartoon ; Four musicians of Bremen / Walt Disney. A cartoon collection of seven Aesops's Sound Fables produced by Pathe Exchange and four cartoons produced by Castle films, inc., among others. 120 min. DVD 8503

Vol. 9: Noveltoons & Famous Studio Productions! Pleased to eat you [featuring the Hungry Lion] / a Famous Studios production ; Noveltoons: A mite makes right -- A mutt in a rut -- A self-made mongrel [featuring Dog Face] -- Campus capers [featuring Herman the mouse] -- Cheese burglar [featuring Herman] -- Hep cat symphony -- Leprechaun's gold -- Much ado about mutton -- No mutton fer nuttin' -- Scrappily married [featuring Herman and Henry] -- Sheep shape [featuring Blackie the sheep] -- Sudden fried chicken [featuring Herman the mouse and Henry the chicken] -- The henpecked rooster -- The old shell game -- Ups an' downs derby. A collection of fifteen Noveltoon cartoons, featuring Herman the Mouse, Henry the chicken, and others. others. 120 min. DVD 8504

Vol. 10: Tex Avery Bad Luck Blackie -- Batty baseball -- Big heel-watha (with Screwball Squirrel) -- Doggon tired -- Out-foxed (with Droopy) -- Dumb-hounded (with Droopy) -- Lonesome Lenny (with Screwball Squirrel) -- Screwball Squirrel -- The cat that hated people -- The hungry wolf -- The little jet -- Ventriloquist cat -- What's buzzin', buzzard? -- Blitz wolf. 120 min. DVD 8505

Vol. 11: Popeye the Sailor A date to skate -- A haul in one -- Abusement park -- Aladdin's wonderful lamp -- Ancient fistory -- Assault and flattery -- Bride and gloom -- Cookin' with gags -- Floor Flusher -- Floor flusher, v.2. -- Fright to the finish -- Gopher spinach -- Greek mirthology -- I'm in the Army now -- I don't scare -- I never changes my altitude. 120 min. DVD 8506

Vol. 12: Popeye, Gumby, Gabby, Hunky & Spunky Gumby adventures: Gumbasia -- Gumby concerto -- Mysterious fires -- Robot rumpus -- Too Loo -- Gabby cartoons: All's well -- Fire cheese -- Gabby goes fishing -- It's a hap-hap-happy day -- King for a day -- Swing cleaning -- Hunky and Spunky cartoons: The barnyard brat -- You can't shoe a horse fly -- Popeye cartoons: Insect to injury -- Let's sing with Popeye -- Nearlyweds -- Out to punch -- Parlez vous woo. A collection of eighteen vintage cartoons featuring the characters of Popeye and Gumby plus Max Fleischer cartoons featuring Gabby and Hunky & Spunky. 120 min. DVD 8507

Vol. 13: Max Fleischer Cartoons Car-tune portrait -- Ants in the plants -- Bunny mooning -- Chicken a la king -- Dancing on the moon -- Greedy Humpty Dumpty -- A kick in time (Hunky & Spunky) -- Snubbed by a snob (Hunky & Spunky) -- Alway's kickin' (Hunky & Spunky) -- Little Lambkins -- Little Lamby -- Peeping penguins -- Play safe -- Cobweb hotel -- Kids in the shoe -- Little stranger. A collection of sixteen cartoons created by Max Fleischer including three films featuring Hunky & Spunky. 120 min. DVD 8508

Vol. 14: MGM Cartoons The stork's holiday -- Bookworm -- Mad maestro -- Unwelcome guest (Barney Bear) -- Bear raid warden (Barney Bear) -- Chips off the old block -- Dance of the weed -- Barnyard babies (Happy harmonies) -- Alias St. Nick (Happy harmonies) -- Bottles (Happy harmonies) -- Tale of the Vienna woods -- The rookie bear. A collection of twelve cartoon classics created by MGM Studios. 120 min. DVD 8509

Vol. 15: Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Yosemite, Bosko & Buddy Buddy steps out -- Hare-Abian nights -- Bushy Hare --Wise Quackers -- Battling Bosko -- Big man from the North -- Yodeling yokels -- Bosko and Honey -- Buckaroo Bugs -- Feather in his hare -- Baseball bugs -- Buccaneer bunny -- Easter yeggs -- Forward march hare -- Gorilla my dreams -- Ain't nature grand? A collection of sixteen Looney Tunes featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other Warner Brothers cartoon characters. 120 min. DVD 8510

Vol. 16: Bugs, Daffy, Gophers, Pepe, Porky, Sylvester & Termite Terrace Hare tonic -- Racketeer rabbit -- Water, water every hare -- Southern exposure -- A coy decoy -- Henpecked duck -- Lumber jerks -- Kitty cornered -- Mexican joyride -- Odor of the day -- Porky's bear facts -- Porky's garden -- Porky's midnight matinee -- Porky chops -- Tom Turk and Daffy -- Termite Terrace home movies (silent) -- Warner Bros. cartoons pencil animation. A collection of seventeen cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Pepe Le Pew and others. 120 min. DVD 8511

Vol. 17: Porky, Daffy, Bugs & Elmer Porky's prize pony (col.) -- Porky's prize pony (b&w) -- Yankee Doodle Daffy -- Timid torreador -- A corny concerto -- Day at the zoo --Gruesome twosome -- A Hick, a slick and a chick -- A star is hatched -- A tale of two kitties -- Ain't that ducky -- Aloha Hooey -- Bars and stripes forever -- Falling hare. A collection of fourteen cartoons featuring Warner Bros. characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd. 120 min. DVD 8512

Vol. 18: Bugs, Tweetie & Merrie Melodies Billboard frolics -- Birdy and the beast -- Booby hatched -- Bug parade -- Bugs Bunny and the three bears -- Bugs gets the boid -- 8 ball bunny -- A hare grows in Manhattan -- Bunny hugged -- Hair-raising hare -- Hare remover -- Hare splitter -- Rabbit fire -- Rabbit punch -- Rebel rabbit. A collection of fifteen cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Tweety, and Merry Melodies. 120 min. DVD 8513

Vol. 19: Bugs, Daffy, Foghorn & Merrie Melodies Slick hare -- Big snooze -- Heckling hare -- Upswept hare -- Wabbit twouble -- Bye, Bye Bluebeard -- Catch as cats can -- Chow hound -- Crazy cruise -- Crockett doodle-doo -- Cross country detours -- Daffy and Egghead -- Daffy and the dinosaur -- Nasty quacks -- Up-standing sitter. A collection of fifteen cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn & Merrie Melodies. 120 min. DVD 8514

Vol. 20: Daffy, Elmer & Merrie Melodies Dangerous Dan McFoo -- Detouring America -- Ding dog daddy -- Dog daze -- Dog tired -- Double chaser -- Drip-along Daffy -- Elmer's candid camera -- Fagin's freshmen -- Fair and worm-er -- Farm frolics -- Farm frolics 2 -- Fin'n catty. A collection of thirteen cartoons featuring Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd & Merrie Melodies. 120 min. DVD 8515

Vol. 21: Merrie Melodies Hop, look & listen -- Hold the lion -- Hobo gadget band -- Hobo Bobo -- Hare ribbin' -- Hamateur night -- Hair-raising hare -- Growing pains -- Gold rush daze -- Gold rush daze 2 -- Fresh airedale -- Fox pop -- Foney fables. A collection of thirteen Merrie Melodies cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester and friends. 120 min. DVD 8516

Vol. 22: Merrie Melodies I taw a putty tat -- I wanna be a sailor -- I wanna play house -- Jack-wabbit and the beanstalk (Bugs Bunny) --Katnip Kollege -- Little Pancho Vanilla -- Mr. and Mrs. is the name -- Naughty but mice -- Odor-able kitty -- Old Glory (Porky Pig) -- One meat brawl -- Scent-imental over you (Pepe Le Pew) -- Robin Hood makes good -- Roughly squeaking -- Sniffles and the bookworm. A collection of fifteen Merrie Melodies cartoons featuring Sylvester, Tweety, Porky Pig and friends. 120 min. DVD 8517

Vol. 23: Merrie Melodies Sniffles takes a trip -- Snowman's land -- Sport chumpions -- Stage door cartoon -- Super rabbit -- Swooner Crooner (Porky pig) -- Bear's tale -- Cagey canary -- The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The rivals of Roquefort Hall -- The fighting 69th -- The good egg -- Hare-brained hypnotist (Bugs Bunny) -- Lyin' mouse. 120 min. DVD 8518

Vol. 24: Merrie Melodies Old grey hare -- Sheepish wolf -- Sneezing weasel -- Stupid cupid -- Unruly hare -- Wabbit who came for supper -- Wacky wabbit -- Wacky worm -- Wild hare (the first Bugs Bunny cartoon) -- Tick tock tuckered -- To duck ... or not to duck -- Toy town hall -- Trap happy Porky -- Two's a crowd. A collection of fourteen Merrie Melodies cartoons including the first Bugs Bunny cartoon (Wild hare). 120 min. DVD 8519

Vol. 25: Merrie Melodies Prince varmint -- The high and the flighty -- Two gophers from Texas -- Wackiki wabbitt -- Walky talky hawky -- What's cookin' Doc? -- When I yoo hoo -- Wild wild world -- Bye, bye bluebeard -- Rabbit transit -- Puss and Booty -- Sock a doodle do -- The lion's busy -- The windblown hare -- Leon Schlesinger productions. A collection of fourteen Merrie Melodies cartoons concluding with "Leon Schlesinger productions". 120 min. DVD 8520

Vol. 26: The mild West -- Molly Moo-cow and the butterflies -- It's a Greek life -- Betty Boop and the little king -- Boy meets dog -- Cupid gets his man -- Hep cat symphony -- The milky way -- Scotty finds a home -- Spinning mice -- Parrotville post-office -- Pantry panic. 120 min. DVD 8521

Avoid Eye Contact: Best of NYC Independent Animation. Volume 1. (2003)
In September 2003, eleven animators met in a large Chelsea loft. Young animators joined seasoned masters to produce a tour of the best of the last few decades of New York City animation. Contents: One of those days ; How to make love to a woman / Bill Plympton -- Drink ; Delivery / Patrick Smith -- Sub / Jesse Schmal -- Dirdy birdy / John Dilworth -- Tongues and taxis / Michael Overbeck -- I was a Thanksgiving turkey ; Goodnight Norma, goodnight Milton / John Schnall -- Bathtime in Clerkenwell ; Terminally ambivalent over you / Aleksey Budovsky -- Roof sex / PES -- A little routine ; New fangled / George Griffin -- Five fucking fables ; Love story / Signe Baumane -- Mr. Smile ; Box factory / Fran Krause. DVD 2693

Avoid Eye Contact: Best of NYC Independent Animation. Volume 2. (2003)
The man who yelled ; Life / Mo Willems -- Eat ; Push comes to shove / Bill Plympton -- Handshake / Patrick Smith -- Handshake / Patrick Smith -- The Mousachist / John Dilworth -- Atlas gets a drink / Michael Overbeck -- Frog / Chris Conforti -- Coffee / Rohitash Rao -- Fetch ; The Stork / Nina Paley -- Pee-Nut / PES -- Dentist / Signe Baumane -- Moonraker / Fran Krause -- Space war ; Bar fight / Christy Karacas. The films in this volume span the last five years. Young animators join seasoned masters in a program that is surely to become an important part of any animation enthusiast's library. All films are international award winners, each with a distinct look, united only by genre and the gritty soul of New York City. DVD 6411

Backseat Bingo
Director, Liz Blazer. A poignant and humorous animated documentary about the romantic lives of senior citizens. 5 min. DVD 6619

[Bakshi, Ralph]
SEE
Coonskin,
Fritz the Cat

Ballet Méchanique.
See Experimental/Avant-garde Cinema

[Barta, Jiri]SEE Labyrinth of Darkness

The Best of Resfest. Volume 1
Rodney Ascher --Michael Overbeck --Dean Mermell --Zach Schlappi --Mike Mills --Bob Sabiston --Max Kisman --Jose Javier Martinez --Thomas Trail --Koji Yamamoto --Herman Weeb --James Kenney --Adam Gravois --Stephen X. Arthur --AWOL --Stefan Nadelman.Alfred /Tongues and taxis /Modern life /Pasta for war /Deformer /Snack and drink /11:11 /Luz /Portrait of Harry /Syokyoan /Cirkus /Ground /Golden shoes /Vision point /Max /Latin alive / A collection of 16 short films from the archives of Resfest, an event that travels the world and showcases works from digital media artists. 81 min. DVD 4400

The Best of Resfest. Volume 2
David Birdsell --Tom Schroeder --Virgil Widrich --Brett Simon --Daniel Loflin --Suzie Templeton --Alessandro Bavari --Ari Gold --Mark Osborne --Elyse Couvillion --Simon Ellis --David Kartch.Bad animals /Bike ride /Copy shop /Counterfeit film /Delusions in modern primitivism /Dog /Headcleaner /Helicopter /More /Sweet /Telling lies /Zen and the art of landscaping A collection of 12 short films from the archives of Resfest, an event that travels the world and showcases works from digital media artists. 104 min. DVD 4401

The Best of Zagreb Film.
DVD compilation of films produced by the Zagreb Film of Yugoslavia studios, which became famous for a unique animation style that became known as 'the Zagreb school.' One of the studio's pioneering distinctions was that its filmmakers wrote, designed, and directed their own films, resulting in boldly entertaining cartoons unified in design, tone, and message. These are DVD compilations of films made since the early 1960s, and released on videotape in 1999.

Be Careful What You Wish For; (and) The Classic Collection. A compilation of 21 short animation films by various directors from the Zagreb Film of Yugoslavia studios. This set includes 14 stories of irony, double cross and mystery followed by 7 films representative of Zagreb's most unique offerings. Contents: Be careful what you wish for: Big time -- Curiosity -- Musical pig -- Okay! -- Elegy -- The fifth one -- The wall -- Prayer -- Paranoia -- The ceremony -- The fly -- Maxicat in The hat -- Maxicat in Lunch -- Maxicat in Broom -- The classic collection: Ersatz -- Diary -- Mask of the red death -- Butterflies -- Last waltz in the old mill -- Fisheye -- Mass in A minor. 114 min. DVD 675

Laugh at Your Own Risk, For Children Only. A compilation of 16 animated films by various directors from the Zagreb Film of Yugoslavia studios. This set includes 8 comic films followed by 8 films for children. Contents: Laugh at your own risk: The tower of Babel -- Exciting love story -- The devil's work -- Of holes and corks -- Learning to walk -- Home is best -- Largo -- Maxicat in tennis -- Maxicat in rope -- Maxicat in door. For children only: Cow on the moon -- Strange bird -- Octave of fear -- Little and big -- Anna goes to buy some bread -- Well done job -- Krek -- Maxicat in ball of yarn -- Maxicat in door -- Maxicat in fishing. 109 min. DVD 676

Nudity Required. A compilation of 7 short animated films by various directors from the Zagreb Film of Yugoslavia studios. Contents: Way to your neighbor -- Satiemania -- Album -- Plop -- The match -- Dream doll -- Mouseferatu. 59 min. DVD 677

Birthday Boy(Australia, 2004)
Directed by Sejong Park. An animated short film set during the Korean War. It's little Manuk's birthday and he is playing in the streets of his village dreaming of life on the front lines where his father is a soldier. 10 min. DVD 6347
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The Box Man
Directed by Nirvan Mullick. In this animated short a man in a cold empty city encounters a cardboard box. The box has a small rectangular slit that compels him to take a closer look inside. A tale of urban paranoia and the desire to remain hidden. 2003. 5 min. DVD 6338

[Breer, Robert] Robert Breer
Interview of Robert Breer, an American avant-garde animator whose films explore shape, color, perspective and motion with wit and humor. During the interview six of Breer's films are screened and discussed including Recreation; A man and his dog out for air; 69, Gulls and buoys; Fuji; Rubber cement. Broadcast on the television program Screening room on Nov. 29, 1976 with an original running time of 90 minutes. Interviewer: Robert Gardner. 75 min. DVD 4492

[Breer, Robert] Robert Breer
Contents: Recreation (1956) -- A Man and his Dog Out for Air (1957) -- '69 (1968) -- Fuji (1974) -- LMNO (1978) -- TZ (1978) -- Swiss Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons (1980) -- Trial Balloons (1982). Robert Breer has been called the "king of avant-garde animation," and this delightful collection of eight works goes a long way towards proving that accolade. Breer uses magic marker, paint, photographs, and printing, collaging these into exuberant explorations. In A Man and His Dog Out for Air and TZ, he incorporates snippets of actual filmed footage to create an interplay between live and animated imagery. Breer's brightly colored, wildly inventive animation consistently reinvigorates the genre. 47 min. Video/C 5229

[Breer, Robert] Robert Breer: Recreation
Form phases IV (1954) -- Recreation (1956-57) -- A Man and his dog out for air (1957) -- Jamestown baloos (1957) -- Blazes (1961) -- '69 (1968) -- Fuji (1974) -- LMNO (1978) -- Swiss army knife with rats and pigeons (1980) -- Bang! (1986) -- Time flies (1997. A selection of films by Robert Breer who has been called the "king of avant-garde animation." He uses magic marker, paint, photographs, and printing, collaging these into exuberant explorations. In A Man and His Dog Out for Air he incorporates snippets of actual filmed footage to create an interplay between live and animated imagery. 62 min. Video/C 9277

[Canemaker, John] John Canemaker: Marching to a Different Toon (1978 and 1998)
A selection of John Canemakers' "toons" which are often daring, frequently hilarious and always compassionate. His "toons" have been featured in movies and commercials alike. For more than two decades John has created films that charm, enlighten and touch audiences. Contents: Confessions of a stardreamer (1978) -- Bridgehampton (1998) -- Confessions of a stand up (1993) -- Bottom's dream (1983) -- The wizard's son (1981) -- Behind the scenes -- Excerpt from The creative spirit -- AIDS dance-a-thon -- Angels on ice -- Circus for life -- Excerpt from Laughter is good medicine -- Excerpt from Break the silence : kids against child abuse -- Excerpt from What do children think of when they think of the bomb? -- Excerpt from Science experiences. Special features: "Otto Messmer and Felix the Cat" documentary, still galleries, and digital storyboards. Voices: Diane Gardner, Dennis Blair, Mary Bringle. 60 min. DVD 6302

Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing (United Productions of America (UPA), 1950)
Director, Robert Cannon. Four animated short films following the adventures of Gerald McBoing Boing, the boy who can only speak in sound effects. Gerald McBoing Boing / story by Dr. Seuss -- Gerald McBoing Boing on Planet Moo / story by T. Hee, Bob Cannon) -- Gerald McBoing Boing's symphony / story by T. Lee -- How now Boing Boing / story T. Hee, R. Cannon). Orginally broadcast on television in 1950-1954. 29 min. DVD 5342

Captain Pugwash(UK, TV, 1957-1966)
Directed by John Ryan and others. From the animated British television series features thirty adventures of Captain Pugwash and his trusty band of pirates. Originally produced for television between 1957-1966. 150 min. DVD X190 (PAL, Region 2)
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Cartoon Collection, V
Contents: "Any bonds today?" (sung by Bugs Bunny)--"Let's sing with Popeye"--Plane dumb (Tom and Jerry)--Porky's hare hunt--Trailer for Snow White--"Minnie's yoo hoo" (sung by Mickey Mouse)--Little Black Sambo--Porky's pooch-- Joe Glow the firefly--Porky's movie mystery--The Lone Stranger and Porky--Intermission public service announcement against pay and cable TV plus six ads for popcorn and candy in the lobby--Japoteurs (Superman)--)-John Henry--Congo jazz--"I'll be glad when you're dead you rascal you (Betty Boop with Louis Armstrong and his orchestra)--Snap happy (Little Lulu)--Jungle jive (pianist, Bob Zurke). Cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s showing the pervasiveness of racial and ethnic stereotypes. In addition to cartoons, the video includes sing-alongs, intermission trailers and an animated preview of Snow White.

Let's sing with Popeye: Excerpts from the first Popeye cartoon and Popeye sings "I'm Popeye the sailor man." Minnie's yoo hoo: Sing-a-long to the lyrics on the screen as Mickey Mouse directs the Mickey Mouse Club theme song. Little Black Sambo: Little Sambo plays pranks with a dog striped like a tiger. Porky's pooch: A hungry mutt barges into Porky Pig's suite. His wit and charm fail to move Porky so he threatens to jump off the ledge, tricking Porky into taking him in. Joe Glow, the firefly: A firefly with a miner's lighted helmet explores a camper's tent and the various people-sized items that, from his perspective, are gigantic. Porky's movie mystery: In this parody of the "Mr. Moto" series, a mysterious phantom is causing trouble at the Warner Bros Studios. The police call in Mr. Motto (Porky Pig) to investigate. Lone Strange and Porky: When Porky is held up by a villain the Lone Stranger comes to his rescue and in the middle of the fight, the Stranger's horse Silver falls in love with the villains' horse. Japoteurs: Early animated Superman episode involving the hijacking of a giant American bomber by Japanese saboteurs. John Henry: A cartoon version of the tale of John Henry, the great steel-driving worker who competes with a steam drill. 999:2143

Cartoon Noir
Abductees / Paul Vester -- Ape / Julie Zammarchi -- Club of the discarded / Jiri Barta -- Gentle spirit / Piotr Dumala -- Joy Street / Suzan Pitt -- The story of the cat and the moon / Pedro Serrazina. Presents six international films on animation's darker side. Abductees: Five tales of alien abduction. Ape: A grouchy, married couple battle daily over their nightly dinner of cooked, whole monkey. Club of the Discarded: A family of discarded mannequins enjoy a quiet life in an abandoned warehouse until a group of hipster mannequins move in and ruin the neighborhood. Gentle Spirit: Depicts the psychological landscape--fraught with entrapment and violence--between a young woman and an ominous male figure. Joy Street: A story of a woman's journey from suicidal despair to personal renewal, with the help of an unlikely spirit guide. The Story of the Cat and the Moon: A Portuguese mini-epic of unrequited love follows a cat who is beguiled by an always out-of-reach moon. 83 min. Video/C 999:3477

Cartoons That Time Forgot: Ub Iwerks Collection SEE [Iwerks, Ub]

A Celtic Trilogy
Directed & animated by Rose Bond. Three animated films depicting Celtic folktales with an introduction discussing the Celts and the creators of the short films. Deirdre's choice: A headstrong young woman chooses to defy the king and dies for her choice. Mallacht Macha: About the consequences to the men of Ulster who shame a young mother by siding with the king. Cerridwen's gift: How the gift of poetry came to reside in Taliesin. c1997. 48 min. Video/C MM831

Chinese Animation. Volume 1. (1960-1981)
Contents: Where is Mama (Te Wei, Qian Jiajun, 1960, 10 min.): Pioneering brush-painting animation of a school of tadpoles in search of "mama." Clever Duckling (Yu Zhenguang, 1960, 5 min.): Animation adapted from the folk art of folded paper. One Night in an Art Gallery (A Da, Lin Wenxiao, 1978, 15 min.): This controversial cel animation ostensibly made for children features a sub-text about the reign and fall of the "Gang of Four," the leaders responsible for the devastation of the cultural revolution. Three Monks (A Da, 1980, 20 min.): Offers a unique version of an ancient proverb about learning to live and work together for survival. Monkeys Fish the Moon (Zhou Keqin, 1981, 10 min.): Charming cut-paper animation about some very mischievous monkeys. Buffalo Boy and the Flute (Te Wei, Qian Jiajun, 1963, 20 min.): Brush-painted animation expressing the delicate relationship between man and nature. 90 min. total; all credits and titles in Chinese. 999:2829

Chinese Animation. Volume 2. (1983-1998)
Contents: Snipe-clam Grapple (Hu Jinqing, 1983, 7 min.): Delicate cut-paper animation drawn from a Chinese proberb. Wanderings of San Mao (A Da, 1984, 10 min.): Features the life of a small orphan boy trying to survive in a war torn world. 36 Characters (A Da, 1984, 12 min.): Authentic Chinese pictograms are used for the humans and animals in this ancient Chinese story. Selecting Beauty (Wang Shuchen, 1987, 8 min.): A cel animation feature showing the way in which royalty choose their wives. Mantis Stalks Cicada (Hu Jinqing, 1988, 4 min.): Created from observations of nature, a film impeccably animated with cut-paper and landscape painting. Fishdish (Fang Runnan, 1988, 4 min.): A painted fish appears to swim off its dish. Feeling from Mountain and Water (Te Wei, Yan Sanchun, Ma Kexuan, 1988, 20 min.): A brush-painting animation of the tender story of the bond between a master musician and his protege. Deer and Bull (Zou Qin, 1992, 10 min.): Using only strips of bamboo bent into the shapes of animals this puppet animation is a powerful metaphor for war. Cat and Rat (Hu Jinqing, 1992, 3 min.): Another exquisite cut-paper animation. Snow Fox (Hu Jinqing, 1998, 2 min.): This cut-paper animation is an appeal for the protection of wildlife. 999:2830

Closure: Art 175 Final Animations, 2004 (2004)
Produced by Greg Niemeyer and Sam Ou. These animated films produced by student filmakers take the viewer through a Midwestern farmhouse, deep inside the abyss of a vending machine, to the sun-soaked ultra-violence of fairground entertainment, through the mysteries of self-realization and finally into the underbelly of Tokyo's subways. Contents: My magic box -- Melody's flight -- Wings of Autumn -- Out of order -- Destined. Filmmakers: Leon Belt, Catherine Bendebury, Steven Richard Chan, Susan Chiang, Ryan Lawrence Chiu, Vicky Ying-Ying Choy, Jason David Gatt, Jeremy Robert Huddleston, Brandon Thomas Jacobs-Mills, Jirat Jirasetpatana, Laurie Kim, Derrick Lau, Hoang Huy Le, Wen-chin Lee, James Chia-Ming Liu, Garrett Ethan Moore, Gautam Subram Rangan, James Daniel Sierra, Monique Akiko Smith, Rachel Anne Smith, Brent Jun-hei Tam, Sandra Tang, Jesse Johan Trutna, Timothy Francis Trutna, David Mark Wiezer, Matthew Kiyoshi Wong. 20 min. DVD 2692

A Collection of 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
Animated shorts: Danish poet / Torill Kove (animation winner) -- Maestro / Geza M. Toth -- Bonus short [films] Gentlemen's duel / Francisco Ruiz and Sean McNally -- Guide dog / Bill Plympton -- One rat short / Alex Weil -- Passenger / Chris Jones -- Surviving the rush / Sean Farley -- Wraith of Cobble Hill / Adam Parrish King. DVD 7523

Conspirators of Pleasure (Spiklenci slasti) SEE [Svankmajer, Jan]

Coonskin (1975)
Written and directed by Ralph Bakshi. This outrageous, original film about the status of blacks in America is told with live-action and animation vignettes, the best of which are sly parodies of the stories from Disney and Uncle Remus' Song of the South and Kim Basinger's Cool World. This allegorical tale follows the exploits of a black rabbit who comes from the rural South to New York and ends up dealing drugs in Harlem. Released in 1974, it was accused of being racist and withdrawn by its distributor within a week of its release. 90 min. 999:2144
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Cousin(Australia, 1998)
Directed by Adam Elliot. An award winning animated film about the childhood remembrances of a little boy born with cerebral palsy. 4 min. DVD 7473
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Cultoons!: Rare, Lost and Strange Cartoons (1931-1971)
While we know many famous cartoons, there are others that have been forgotten. These rare gems include animated advertisements and educational films along with animated shorts. Many of these cartoons have not been seen since their creation decades ago. Contents: Mendelssohn's spring song, Cy Young (1931) -- Monkey doodle, Les Elton (1931) -- Hobo hero, Les Elton (1935) -- Kool penguins, Audio productions (1935) -- Wonder bakers at the World's Fair, Ted Eshbaugh (1939) -- Ford animated commercials, Dr. Seuss/UPA (1950) -- Shell Oil/Brookfield butter and Coca Cola, Theatrical commercials by Cartoon Films, Inc. (1940/41) -- Korn plastered in Africa, Scarfoot McCrory (1932) -- PM picnic, Al Stahl and Chad Grothkopf (1948) -- Goofy goat, Ted Eshbaugh (1931) -- Toddy commercials, drive-in shorts by King Productions (1950-52) -- Monsters do have their place, made for theaters against cable TV (1971) -- No fare, Monty Collins (1935) -- Easy does it, Hugh Harman Productions for Stokley/Van Camps foods (29 min., 1948). 108 min. DVD 5528

Cupid Gets His Man(1936)
Director, Tom Palmer. A look into the whole cupid operation; we see how the process is supposed to work, with cupids practicing their archery, and the couples handed off to the stork. But there's one particularly resistant couple (the man is a W.C. Fields caricature) who takes the whole crew to finally corral. 7 min. Included as supplement on DVD 3624

Dada
Directed by Piet Kroon. In this animated short garishly etched characters inhabit a landscape in which conformity is prized above all else, and the individual is an endangered breed. DVD 6:1:3

The Devil's Ball (1929)
Produced in Paris, silent. (With Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 28 min., 1913). The Devil's Ball is an example of early French animation, a short puppet animated film with many involved, elaborate sequences. 5 min. 999:1573

Dream of a Rarebit Fiend(1906)
Directed by Edwin S. Porter and Wallace McCutcheon. Based on a comic strip by Winsor McCay. For plot information, see American Film Institute Index (UCB users only) DVD 4667; DVD 3552; DVD 1098; also vhs 999:597 and 999:1008

Elmer Elephant
See: Animation I - Early Works - [U-Matic 3/4" tape format]

Elpidio Valdes(Cuba, 1980)
Directed by Juan Padrón. Voices: Frank Gonzalez, Tony Gonzalez, Irela Bravo, Carmen Solar. In this animated feature film Little Elpidio lives among beautiful mountains and trees in Cuba, surrounded by animals. His father has taught him from childhood to love his country, and as a man he fights for the independence of Cuba. Together with the squad and Palmiche, his loyal horse, he proves his valor in innumerable adventures. Special features: Biography on Elpidio Valdes, trailer "Mas vampiros en la Havana, short "El heroe", short "La Broma del verdugo", short "Elpidio Valdes y los inventores." 80 min. DVD 7486
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Fabulous Cartoon Funnies (50 Classics. Volume 1.) (c1992)
A collection of fifty cartoons including cartoon versions of some classic children's stories featuring Betty Boop, Foghorn Leghorn, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Porky Pig, Felix the Cat, Superman, Mighty Mouse, The Three Stooges, Raggedy Ann, Casper the friendly ghost, Little Lulu, Herman, Popeye, Woody Woodpecker and other cartoon characters. Contents: Private eye Popeye--Spree lunch--There's good boo tonight--Hairbrained barber--Goose that laid the golden egg--Enchanted square--Aloha ha ha--Mummies boys--Noisy silent movie--Get the snack shack off the track--Squawk valley--Feud 'n fuss 'n hillbully-- Washout below--Paul Bunyon--Christopher Columbus-- Wizard of Oz--Pantry panic--Humpty Dumpty--Aladdin-- Sinbad the sailor--Ali Baba and the forty thieves---Sleeping beauty--Hansel and Gretel--Somewhere in dreamland--Bout with a trout--Bargain counter attack--Swat that fly--Musical mountaineers-- Blunderland--So does an automobile--Talking magpies-- Casper the friendly ghost--Spooking of Africa--Neptune nonsence--Bold King Cole--Flycycle built for two-- Chick and Double chick--Daniel Boone--Noah's ark-- David and Goliath--Wolf wolf--Musical Lulu--Tom Sawyer--Robin Hood--Three bears--Gulliver's travels-- Naughty but mice--Scrappily married--Cheese burglar. 360 min. total. 999:2856

Fallen Art(Poland, 2006)
Directed by Tomek Baginski. An animated short film set in an old, forgotten military base somewhere in the Pacific. Far away from civilization where army officers nurture their insanities, a general creates his own art in an unheard of manner. 5 min. DVD 6974

Fantastic Planet (La Planète sauvage) (Czechoslovakia / France, 1973)
Director, Rene Laloux. Written by Rene Laloux and Roland ToporVoices: Jean Topart, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Valmont. In this animated sci-fi masterpiece tiny humanoid creatures called Oms living on distant planet live in fear of the Draags, blue-skinned, red-eyed creatures standing over 40 feet tall. When a Draag child casually kills a human mother with a flick of her finger, she makes amends by adopting the dead woman's child as a pet. However, the new pet quickly figures out the secret of Draag brainpower and escapes to share his knowledge with a band of humans. Together, the humans make plans to bring down the reign of the Draags. Special features: "Les escargots:" a short by Rene Laloux; "Fantastic Laloux:" an interview with Rene Laloux; trailer; photo gallery; music video "Would I be the one" by Sean Lennon (inspired by Fantastic planet). Based on the novel "Oms en serie" by Stefan Wul. 72 min.
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Faust (Czech Republic / France / UK, 1994)
See Jan Svankmajer

Felix the Cat
Created by Otto Messmer. "The first animated character that attained superstar status (and was anthropomorphic) during the silent era was the mischievous Felix the Cat, in Pat Sullivan Studios. He was inspired by Kipling's The Cat That Walked By Himself in the Just So Stories published in 1902. Originated by young animator Otto Messmer, the (unnamed) cat's first two cartoons were the five-minute Feline Follies (1919) and Musical Mews (1919), when Felix was known only as "Master Tom." Feline Follies was a segment of the Paramount Magazine, a semi-weekly compilation of short film segments that included animated cartoons. By the third Felix cartoon, The Adventures of Felix (1919), Felix took his permanent name. For the first few years, the Felix cartoons were distributed by Paramount Pictures, and then by M.J. Winkler. Messmer directed and animated more than 175 Felix cartoons in the years 1919 through 1929. Felix was the first character to be widely merchandised. The last Felix the Cat cartoon, The Last Life (1928), was due to the advent of the talkies and the success of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse. Messmer continued with his comic strip (begun in 1923) until 1966." [Tim Dirks - filmsite]

Felix Saves the Day(1922)
Directed by by Otto Messmer. "Felix acts as mascot for his friend Willie's ball team, the Nifty Nine, when they play the opposing Tar Heels. When Willie hits a policeman with one ball, he's thrown in Juvenile Hall; Felix has to take over for him and hits a fantastic home run." Features innovative mix of live action and animation. [From Big Cartoon Database] 7 min. DVD 7218

Felix the Cat: The Complete 1958-1959 Full-color TV Series
Disc 1. The magic bag -- Into outer space -- Abominable snowman -- Felix out west -- Electronic brainwasher -- Felix the cat suit -- Do-it-yourself monster book -- Blubberino the whale -- Ghostly concert -- Captain No-Kiddin' -- Felix in Egypt -- Detective thinking hat -- Balloon blower machine -- Friday the 13th -- Stone making machine -- Penelope the elephant -- Disc 2. The money tree -- Oil and Indians don't mix -- The glittering jewels -- The gold car and county fair -- Sheriff Felix vs. the gas cloud -- Felix's gold mine -- How to steal a gold mine? -- Private eye Felix and Pierre Mustache -- The gold fruit tree -- The flying saucer -- Felix baby-sits -- Instant money -- Master Cylinder, King of the moon -- The invisible professor -- Venus and the Master Cylinder. Pierre Guillermo (voice of Felix), Jack Mercer (various voices including Felix) Presents all 31 episodes of the 1958-1959 animated television cartoon series. DVD 8653

Felix the Cat Goose that laid the golden egg --Neptune nonsense -- Arabiantics -- False vases -- April maze -- Forty winks -- Outdoor indore -- Skulls ansd sculls -- Futuritzy -- Woos whoopee -- Merry kittens -- Bold King Cole / Burt Gillett -- Dick Whittington's cat -- Little red school mouse -- Naughty but mice. A collection of fifteen cartoons featuring Felix the Cat. 120 min. DVD 8500

Felix in Fairyland. (1923) vhs 999:597

Felix in Hollywood. (1923) vhs 999:518

Felix the Cat Dines and Pines. (1927) vhs 999:608

Felix the Cat in The Oily Bird (1928) vhs 999:608

The Non-stop Fright (1927) vhs 999:2145

Otto Messmer and Felix the Cat Documentary included on DVD 6302

Fighting Gravity
Animated short films by Joanna Priestly. Contents: Utopia Parkway (1997, 5 min.) -- Surface dive (2000, 7.5 min.) -- Andaluz (2004, 6 min.) -- Dew line (2004, 5 min.) -- Rubber stamp film (1983, 7 min.) -- Dancing bulrushes (1984, 5 min.) -- Jade leaf (1985, 5 min.) -- Kali yuga (2000, 5 min.) -- Fighting gravity (Documentary) (2004, 13 min.) -- Interview with the sound guy (Lance Limbocker) (2004, 8 min.). Short films chiefly produced, directed, and animated by Joanna Priestly ; Andaluz also with Joana Aqua ; Dancing bulrushes also with Steve Subotnick. 66 min. DVD 4407

Flatland(2007)
Directed by Jeffrey Travis and Dano Johnson. Voices: Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Tony Hale, Joe Estevez, Michael York. An animated film that challenges audiences to examine their assumptions about reality. Flatland is a world that exists entirely on a two-dimensional plane. All different kinds of shapes live, work and play in this world. The story follows Arthur Square and his curious granddaughter Hex. When a mysterious visitor arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex must come to terms with the truth of the third dimension, risking dire consequences from the evil Circles that have ruled Flatland for thousands of years. Special features: Cast interviews ; interview with Professor Thomas Banchoff discussing the 4th Spatial Dimension ; complete text of the novel in DVD-ROM mode. DVD 9230
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The Fly (A Légy)(1980)
Directed by Ferenc Rofusz. An oscar winning animated short from Hungary chronicles the journey of a housefly. 3 min. DVD 1236

Fragile Machine (2005)
Directed by Ben Steele. Voices: Xi, Molly Pinckney. This computer animated film tells the story of Leda Nea, the first girl to be built in a factory instead of being born from a womb. Likened to an electronic opera, this animation-music combination addresses questions about creation, reality, science, religion, and man's role in a new nature of which he has partial authorship. Originally produced as a short film in 2005. 34 min. DVD 4426
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Fritz the Cat (1972)
Directed by Ralph Bakshi. Animated film about Fritz, a college-aged feline wandering the hippie-era streets of New York in search of political, sexual and chemical experiences. 90 min. 999:2850
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Futurama
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Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
Directed by Winsor McCay. DVD 2783; vhs 999:597; vhs 999:518; vhs 999:608
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[Hubley, John and Faith] The Hubley Collection - Vol. 1(1967)
Animators, Faith Hubley, Emily Hubley, Georgia Hubley. Contents: Enter life (1981, 6 min.) -- Upside down (1991, 11 min.) - Who am I? (1989, 4 min.) -- Blake ball (1988, 16 min) -- Time of the Angels (1987, 10 min.) -- W.O.W. (Women of the world) (1975, 10 min.) -- People, people, people (1975, 4 min.) -- Amazonia (1989, 10 min.) -- Yes, we can (1988, 10 min.) -- Moonbird (1959, 10 min.) -- Tall time tales (1992, 8 min.) -- Windy day (1967, 9 min.) -- Cloudland (1993, 2 min.). Short, animated films produced by the Hubley Studios. Enter life: Evolution is symbolically traced as four billion years fly by in 6 minutes. Upside down: Projects a world of harmony and balance in the Earth's ecosystem. Who am I? A child's discovery of his five senses. Blake ball: William Blake's poetry comes to life through the world of baseball! Time of the Angels: Poetry, music and visuals are used to present a new vision of Central and South America. W.W.W.: Presents a historical view of the changing relationships between the sexes. People, people, people: A recap of North America's population explosion from 17,760 BC to 1976 AD. Amazonia: A plea to save the tropical rain forest. Yes we can: Earth is being plundered and earth mother is dying. Moonbird: Two brothers hunt an imaginary bird. Tall time tales: A blend of ethereal images and surrealist landscapes turn the sense of time, rhythm and reality upside down. Windy day: Conveys two sister's view of love, death and marriage. Cloudland: Draws upon imagery from Australian aboriginal art to create a magical film journey. DVD 1411

McGilligan, Pat. "Faith Hubley: An Interview." Film Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 2-18, Winter 1988. UC users only

[Hubley, John and Faith] The Hubley Collection - Vol. 2(1967)
Animators, Faith Hubley, Emily Hubley, Georgia Hubley. Contents: Seers and clowns (1994, 10 min.) -- Sky dance (1979, 10 min.) -- Cockaboody (1973, 9 min.) -- Hello (1984, 9 min.) -- Step by step (1978, 9 min.) -- Rainbows of Hawai'i (1995, 9 min.) -- The big bang and other creation myths (1981, 9 min.) -- Zuckerkandl! (1968, 15 min.) -- Whither weather (1977, 9 min.) -- Her Grandmother's gift (1995, 5 min.).Short, animated films produced by the Hubley Studios. Seers and clowns: A tapestry of cross-culture vignettes, bringing images from other lands to excite imaginations. Sky dance: Animated images of prehistoric and primitive art reflect the universal search for knowledge of the unknown. Cockaboody: Animation combines with the voices of the Hubleys' daughters to create this insightful portrait of a child's world. Hello: Three extraterrestrial musicians send peace messages in bubbles to the people of earth. Step by step: The universal language of music and art evoke the historical realities of yesterday's child and tomorrow's hope for all children. Rainbows of Hawaii: Based upon Hawaiian mythology and the art of the South Pacific, the central message is that children are sacred. Big bang and other creaton myths: Creation mythology from around the world is symbolically interpreted through colorful images and music appropriate to each culture. Zuckerkandl! A mythical philosopher presents a brillant satire on the apathetic life. Whither weather: A plea for global cooperation in the use of the world's natural resources. Her grandmother's gift: A grandmother talks to her granddaughter about the myths she was given about menstruation. DVD 1412

McGilligan, Pat. "Faith Hubley: An Interview." Film Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 2-18, Winter 1988. UC users only

Ice Age (20th Century Fox Animation, 2002)
Directed by Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha. Voices: Voices: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black, Cedric the Entertainer, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader. An animated film set twenty thousand years ago, as the Earth was being overrun with glaciers. Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, Sid the sloth, and the human baby Scrat become a courageous quartet braving the frozen terrain as they embark on an incredible journey to return Scrat to human civilization. Special features: Disc 1: Full-length audio commentary by director Chris Wedge and co-director Carlos Saldanha; nutty movie mode -- branch to deleted scenes (with optional director/co-director commentary) when you see the acorn pop up during the film! Special features: Disc 2: Extreme cool view of "Ice Age" -- combines Scrat's frozen fun facts with behind-the-ice video clips from the filmmakers and natural history experts; Ice Age 2: the meltdown trailer; "Gone Nutty: Scrat's Missing Adventure" animated short; "Bunny" animated short with introduction by director Chris Wedge; 6 interactive games; "Behind the scenes of Ice Age" HBO special; scene-specific commentary by John Leguizamo as Sid; 3 multi-angle animation studies; 6 production featurettes; international (multi-language) clip; Sid voice development featurette; Scrat's promo spots; theatrical teaser, trailers and more. 81 min. DVD 6714
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The Idea (L'Idee) (1930-1932)
A film by Berthold Bartosch. Done in European expressionistic style, this masterwork of animation features a slender, nude female figure who represents creativity and independence in a world of cruelty and exploitation. The brilliant Czech animator, Berthold Bartosch, created each of the films 45,000 individual frames working alone for two years to create the first serious, poetic, tragic work in animation. Based on a book of woodcuts by Frans Masereel; music by Arthur Honegger; electronic instrument by Martenot (Perhaps the first use of an electronic instrument in a film)" Video/C 4425

In the Box
Directed by Michal Struss An animated film about space, a wooden puppet in a box, and the quest for freedom. 7 min. DVD 6313

I'm Insured (1916)
Hand-drawn animated film. 3 min. Included on DVD 363

Interplanetary Revolution (Mezhplanetnaya revolyutsiya) (Soviet Union, 1924)
A cartoon parody of the Soviet film Aelita in which three Soviets fly to Mars. There a love affair develops between the Martian queen, Aelita, and one of the Soviet men while a revolution takes place on the planet. 11 min. 999:1183

Is it Always Right to be Right?(1970)
Director, Lee Mishkin. Narrator: Orson Welles. The world is divided into factions, on opposite sides of issues; each side is, of course, right. And so the gap between people grows. Here Orson Welles addresses this issue by highlighting the centers of divisiveness in our society: the generation gap, war, poverty, and race. Animated and live action sequences. Academy Award, Best Short Subject, Cartoons, 1971. 7 min. DVD 9226
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Jay Ward, Bill Scott Commercials Vol. 1
Rocky & friends, Intro. 1 & 2 -- Bullwinkle commercials (7) -- Painting -- Bullwinkle comm. (2) -- Bullwinkle/Rocky comm. (2) -- Bullwinkle comm. (3) -- Bullwinkle/Cheerios Kid comm. (4) -- Bullwinkle toy (2) -- Springy's invasion/take over film -- Peabody and Sherman comm. (1) -- Aesop and Son comm. (1) -- Bullwinkle/Dudly comm. (1) -- Bullwinkle comm. (1) -- Rocky/Bullwinkle through the looking glass -- Quisp/Quake comm. (2) -- Original doll boxes of Quisp and Quake -- Quisp/Quake comm. (7) -- Quisp girl -- Simon/Quisp/Quake comm. (3) -- Bad quality of 1st Quisp and Quake comm. from 1965.

Performers: June Foray (voice of Rocky), Bill Scott (voice of Bullwinkle).

Presents 44 animated television commercials, covering the years 1959 to 1972, created by the animation team Jay Ward and Bill Scott (the creators of the Rocky and Bullwinkle television show). 40 min. DVD 3337

The Jetsons
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Kirikou and the Sorceress (Kirikou et la Sorciere) (France / Belgium / Luxembourg, 1998)
Director, Michel Ocelot. Voices: Antoinette Kellerman, Fezele Mpeka, Kombisile Sangweni, Theo Sebeko, Mabutho "Kid" Sithole. Based on a traditional West African folk tale, this animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou, born in an African village on which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse. Kirikou sets out on a quest to free his village of the curse and find out the secret of why Karaba is so wicked. 70 min. Non-US format DVD. DVD 2977
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The Krazy Kat Kartoon Kollection
Based on George Herriman's beloved 1913 comic strip and translated to the television screen in 1962, these classic cartoons detail the adventures of the lovesick feline Krazy Kat, her friends Ignatz the Mouse and Offissa Pupp, and all the other kooky residents of Kokonino Kounty. [Disc 1] How to win a mouse -- Duel personality -- Krazy and the krooked kaper -- Dreams of glory -- An arrow escape -- A star is born -- Frozen feud -- Stoned through the ages -- Safari -- Castle hassle -- The purloined persian -- The quickest brick in the West -- Sea sore -- Fizzical fitness -- Monument to a mouse -- Looney park -- The desert island -- Bungle in the jungle -- Krazy's Krismas. [Disc 2]. Collector's item -- No such luck -- Carnival capers -- Happy daze -- Series-ous business -- Arty smarty -- Odd for arts sake -- Tourist attacktion -- Alp wanted -- Monumental love -- Network nitwit -- Big and little -- The kat's pajamas -- The world's fair -- Don't call us we'll call you -- Potions of love -- Southern hospitality -- My fair Ignatz -- Keeping up with Krazy -- Housewarming. Directors, Gene Deitch, Al Kouzel, Geoff Pike. Originally produced for television braodcast by King Features Syndicate in 1962.DVD 3757

Knickknack
See: Luxo, Jr., etc. by Pixar

[Larson, Gary] Gary Larson's Tales From the Far Side (TV, 1994)
A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags have been turned into short, hand drawn animated stories. The gags here appeared originally in the United States as a Halloween special and in the United Kingdom as a Christmas special. Re-edited by Far Side creator Gary Larson, it is presented here in its entirety and also includes never-before-seen vignettes, originally scripted endings and new music. 30 min. 999:3107
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[Larson, Gary] Gary Larson's Tales From the Far Side II (TV, 1998)
In his second foray into the world of animation, celebrated cartoonist Gary Larson serves up another platter of animated hand drawn gags. Comprised of 16 vignettes (including one live-action segment) the film takes the viewer on a twisted ride through an ever-changing landscape of improbable characters and plots. 45 min. 999:3108
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The Light Fantastick
A detailed retrospective of animation and animation techniques at the National Film Board of Canada. Shows the techniques used and, in some cases, invented by its animators. Features examples of cameraless animation, pixillation, moving cutouts, the pinscreen, shadow puppets, and cell animation. 1974. 58 min. Video/C MM190

Liquid Tales
Contents: The animated films of Patrick Smith have been a favorite at film festivals world-wide for the last decade. Smith's bizarre, morphing style and symbolic stories of identity and emotion, have influenced a new generation of traditional hand-drawn animators. Puppet: A young man fabricates a simple stock puppet, not knowing the abuse the entity will soon inflict upon it's creator. Through an excalating series of torture, the possessed puppet takes on the embodiment of fear, chaos and willful self-destruction. Handshake: In this animated film, an innocent greeting between two people is quickly transformed into a tangled struggle, illustrating the twists and turns of a full-fledged relationship. Delivery: Abuse leads to rage as two friends compete for a delivery package. Was the result of this confict worth the prize found within the box? "Delivery" deals with the realistic consequences of rage and violence, even within a cartoon setting. Drink: A boy discovers a magic potion that allows him to explore the universe within himself. A sip unleashes a violent reaction, revealing a diverse cast of characters twisting and stretching their way out of one another forming a monumental pile. Moving along: Dark imagery of conformity takes the screen as hip hop, rhythm and poetry are visualized in the Planets' track "Moving along." Extra features: Exclusive interview by AnimatorsUnite.com; directors commentary for each film ; behind the scenes Pencil Test footage. 28 min. DVD 9952

Little Hiawatha
See: Animation I - Early Works - [U-Matic 3/4" tape format]

Lunacy (Sílení)See Jan Svankmajer

Luxo, Jr. - Red's Dream - Tin Toy - Knickknack. (Pixar, 1986-1989)
Pixar Studios. Four computer animated films: In Luxo, Jr. (1986), father and son Luxo desk lamps play with rubber balls. In Red's Dream (1987), on a rainy night, unicycles in a bicycle shop dream of running off to join the circus. In Tin Toy (1988), a wind-up toy has an encounter with a boisterous baby. In Knickknack (1989), a snowman tries to escape and join the party going on outside of his glass "snowball." 16 min. 999:1324

[Lye, Len]

Books/articles about Lye in the Berkeley Library

The Birth of the Robot
Director/producer, Len Lye. 1935. 6 min. Video/C 9417

A Colour Box
A Colour box is an experimental film in which abstract images dance across the screen to lively latin music. 1935. ca. 4 min. Video/C 9417; also on Videos 999:925, Video/C 9417, and Video/C 999:3780

Flip & Two Twisters
A documentary about Len Lye, the great filmmaker and kinetic sculptor. This dynamic artist spent his life developing a highly original "art of motion." The film includes some examples of Lye's film making and some of his sculptures in motion including the wild rhythms of "Flip & Two Twisters" and chronicles recent attempts to realise Lye's plans for giant versions of his sculpture. 1995. 80 min. Video 6583

Free Radicals
Contents: Free radicals (4 min, b&w, 1958, revised 1979) -- Swinging the Lambeth Walk (4 min., col., 1939) -- Color cry (3 min., col., 1952) -- Tal Farlow (2 min, b&w, 1980) -- Colour flight (4 min., Gasparcolor, (cont'd) 1938) -- Rhythm (1 min., b&w, 1957) -- Particles in space (4 min., b&w, 1979) -- Tusalava (10 min., b&w, 1929). Video/C 4908

Len Lye
Len Lye, a New Zealand filmmaker was one of the first artists to paint and draw directly on film. His interest in the relationship between light and rhythm led to experiments with moving sculptures he called "tangible motion sculptures." In this program Lye speaks of his work and ideas, demonstrates some "tangibles" and shows clips from his films. 27 min. Video/c 5962

N or NW
Director, Len Lye. 1938, 8 min. Video/C 9417

Rainbow Dance
Producer, Basil Wright; director, Len Lye. 1936. 4 min. Video/C 999:3780

Trade Tattoo (1937)
Experimental abstract film made for the British General Post Office. Included in biographical documentary on Lye Video/c 5962; also included on vhs Video/C 999:3780

Tusalava(1929)
Included in compilation British avant-garde in the Twenties. Video/C MM438 (also included on Video/C 4908)

MGM Cartoon shorts
See separate listing of MGM cartoons contained as supplements on various DVD releases of classic Warner Brothers features.

The Magical Eye
Produced during the National Film Board of Canada's fiftieth anniversary year, this film features clips from feature films and documentaries, experimental and animated film classics, with interviews with NFB filmmakers past and present, and incisive commentary from film critics and historians on the role and influence of the NFB during its first half-century of existence. 47 min. Video/C MM189

The Manhatitlan Chronicles (Cronicas de Manhatitlan)(1999)
A film by Felipe Galindo-Feggo. An animated flight of fancy that transposes elements of Mexican culture onto the cityscape of Manhattan. This humorous view of how Mexican and American cultures playfully intertwine, celebrates New York's great ethnic diversity, paying homage to the people who constitute its ever changing population. 7 min. Video/C 9204

Masters of Animation. Volume 1, USA, Canada.
Film Excepts: Steamboat Willy, Walt Disney; Rooty Toot Toot, John Hubley; Opens Wednesday, Barrie Nelson; Soldier's tale, Bob Blechman; Great Cognito, Will Vinton; Legeld of John Henry, Sam Weiss; 2000 year old man, Leo Salkin; Voices, Joanna Priestley; Hen Hop, Norman McLaren; Blinkity Blank, Norman McLaren; Chairy tale, Norman McLaren; Pas de deux, Norman McLaren; Street, Caroline Leaf; Every child, Eugene Fedorenko, Derek Lamb; Hot stuff, Zlatko Grgic, Don Arioli; Sandcastle, Co Hoedman; Great toy robbery, Geoffrey Hale, Derek Lamb; Paradise, Ishu Patel; Everything for nothing, Frederic Back; Illusion, Frederic Back; Crac, Frederic Back; 1, 2, 3, Graeme Ross; Hiboux (Owl symbol), Andre Theroux; George and the star, Gerry Potterton; History of the world in 3 minutes flat, Mike Mills; Horray for sandbox land, Marv Newland; Slow dance world, Ellen Besen; A hard day at the office, Al Sens; Tony De Peltrie, Pierre Lachapelle [et al.]. 85 min. Video/C 3250

Masters of Animation. Volume 2, Great Britain, Italy, France.
Film Excepts: Animal farm, John Halas, Joy Batchelor; Symphony orchestra, John Halas, Joy Batchelor; Flying man, George Dunning; Tempest, George Dunning; Yellow submarine, George Dunning; Henry 9 til 5, Bob Godfrey; Dream doll, Bob Godfrey, Zlatko Grgic; Ubu, Geoff Dunbar; Cafe bar, Allison de Vere; Butterfly ball, John Halas, Joy Batchelor; Pulcinella, Emanuele Luzzati, Giulio Gianini; Thieving magpie, Emanuele Luzzati, Giulio Gianini; Labyrinth, Manfredo Manfredi; Sexilinea, Osvaldo Cavandoli; Fantabiblical, Guido Manuli; Pear tree, Giuseppe Lagana; Mr. Rossi on the beach, Bruno Bozzetto; Allegro non troppo, Bruno Bozzetto; Drame chez les fantoches, Emile Cohl; Brave little soldier, Paul Grimault; Night on bare mountain, Alexander Alexeieff, Claire Parker; Nose, Alexander Alexeieff, Claire Parker; Visages de femmes, Peter Foldes; Monsieur Tete, Jan Lenica; Crossing the Atlantic in a rowing boat, Jean-Francois Laguionie; Gwen, Jean-Francois Laguionie; Asterix in Britain, Atelier Gaumont. 87 min. Video/C 3251

Masters of Animation. Volume 3, USSR, Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary.
Humpbacked horse, Ivanov-Vano; Snow queen, Atamanov, Vinokurov, Shvartzman; Wondrous plant, Ivanov, Lalayants, Pozdneyev; My green crocodile, Kurchevsky, Speshneva; Fledgeling, Serebryakov; Nutcraker suite, B. Stepantsev; Just you wait, Ketyonchkin, Rusakov; Boniface's holiday, F. Khituk; Lion and the bull F. Khitruk; Battle of Kerzhenetz, Ivanov-Vano, Y. Norstein; Vixen and the hare, Norstein; Hedgehog in the fog, Y. Norstein; Tale of tales, Y. Norstein; Piccolo, D. Vukotic; Time of the vampire, N. Majdak; Mask of the red death, P. Stalter; Per aspera ad astra, N. Dragic; Passing days, N. Dragic; Tamer of wild horses, N. Dragic; Diary, B. Dovnikovic; Second class traveller, B. Dovnikovic; Learning to walk, B. Dovnikovic; Satiemania, Z. Gasparovic. Horse, W. Giersz; Little western, W. Giersz ; Road, M. Kijowicz; Trumpeter of Cracow, M. Kijowicz; Reflections, J. Kucia; Little black riding hood, P. Dumala; Hobby, D. Szczechura; Tower of mice, D. Szczechura; Red & the black, W. Giersz; Duel, G. Macskassy; Feedback, A. Dargay ; Story of a beatle, J. Nepp; Transition in time, C. Varga; Stone, F. Rofusz; Time of the barbarian, S. Reisenbuchler; Kidnapping of the sun and moon, S. Reisenbuchler; SOS, M. Jankovics; Enormous lies, K. Macskassy; Concertissimo, J. Gemes. 113 min. Video/C 3252

Masters of Animation. Volume 4, Japan.
Computer Animation, Parts I and II. Japanese, R. Kinoshita; Spotlight, S. Tsukioka; Love, Y. Kuri; Clay animals, F. Yusaki; House of flame, K. Kawamoto; Dojoji Temple, K. Kawamoto; Pica Don, Renzo & Sayoko, Kinoshita; Broken down film, O. Tezuka; Jumping, O. Tezuka. (Animation firms): INA (Paris); Antics (London); Robert Abel & Associates (Hollywood, Calif.); Digital Productions (Los Angeles, Calif.); Cranston-Csuri (Columbus, Ohio); Omnibus (Hollywood, Calif.); Pacific Data Images (Sunnyvale, Calif.); New York Institute of Technology; Computer Creations (South Bend, Ind.); Educational Film Center (London); TV Globo (Brazil); Toyolinks Corporation (Tokyo); Sogitec Audiovisuel (Paris); Evans & Sutherland (Salt Lake City, Utah); Lodge-Cheesman Associates (London); Apollo Computer Inc. (Boston, Mass); University of Hiroshima; Moving Picture Company (London); Mount Fuji (Tokyo). 84 min. Video/C 3253

Meet the Fuccons(2005)
The Fuccons, an American mannequin family have come to live in Japan. This series of two-and-a-half minute Japanese animated television shorts pokes fun at American life and television. Each spoof usually ends with the family sharing a laugh, much in the style of Leave It to Beaver or The Brady Bunch. Contains 8 episodes. Originally aired on Japanese television TV Tokyo. Director, cinematography, edition, Yoshimasa Ishibashi. 25 min. DVD 5433

The Mermaid (In Russian, 1996)
Director, Alexander Petrov. In this animated short, a mermaid returns from the dead to avenge her life, but finds the one who betrayed her has long since retired from the world to atone for his sins. Two years in the making and nominated for an Academy Award this carefully crafted film was created through the technique of oil painting on glass. In Russian. 10 min. 999:3267
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Mr. Benn (UK, TV, 1970-1972)
Director, David McKee. Episodes from the animated British television series about Mr. Benn, a very ordinary man who from time to time, visits an unusual Fancy Dress Shop where in the Changing Room, he finds a magic gateway that leads to extraordinary adventures. 49 min. DVD X191
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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (United Productions of America (UPA), 1962)
Director, Abe Levitow. Animated musical version of Dickens' classic. 52 min. 999:1515

Les Miserables (1989)
Producers, directors, and writers, Al Guest and Jean Mathieson. An animated version of the timeless story of one man's struggle and ultimate triumph to make a place for himself in a world that cast him out. This sweeping epic takes us from the prison galleys, to the barricades of civil war, from the sewers of Paris to the ballrooms of the rich and powerful. 60 min. Video/C 999:1555

More (1972)
A film by Mitchell Rose. A prize winning animated short satirizing man's insatiable desire for material goods and the greediness of our acquisitive society. 4 min. 999:2774

Mr. Wong(2004)
Hilariously funny animated comedy featuring the beloved and well-known character Mr. Wong. Join the adventures of our hero, Mr. Wong, an 85 year old Chinese houseboy and our heroine, Miss Pam, his white devil employer as they romp through their acid-coated, sugar-centered world in search of kicks, friendship and maybe even love. Created, written and produced by Pam Brady and Kyle McCulloch. 80 min. DVD 7560

Mt. Head
Direction, design & edit, Koji Yamamura. An animated fantasy about a man who eats some cherry seeds and ends up with a cherry tree growing out of his head. 10 min. DVD 6336
National Film Board of Canada. Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites from the National Film Board of Canada.
Begone Dull Care, Norman McLaren; Mindscape, Jacques Drouin; The Log Driver's Waltz, John Weldon; The Cat Came Back, Cordell Barker; Getting Started, Richard Condie; The Sweater, Sheldon Cohen; The Street, Caroline Leaf; Pas de Deux, Norman McLaren; Anniversary, Marc Aubry & Michel Hebert. 95 min. 999:1427

National Film Board of Candada. Stories & Destinies (Histoires & destinees)
This compilation presents eight animated stories of remarkable range and sensitivity. From homelessness to a traditional Yiddish tale to an old man looking back at World War II, you'll be transported along the pathways of fate and glimpse the great story of life. Contents: "Life is a strange succession of unexpected links"--Container. Tragic story with happy ending / Regina Pessoa (English or French, 2005, 8 min.) -- Village of idiots / Eugene Fedorenko, Rose Newlove (English or French, 1999, 13 min.) -- Conte de quartier / Florence Miailhe (si., 2006, 16 min.) -- Dehors novembre / Patrick Bouchard (English or French, 2005, 7 min.) -- When the day breaks / Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis (si., 1999, 10 min.) -- Man who waited / Theodore Ushev (English or French, 2006, 7 min.) -- Jeu / Georges Schwizgebel (si., 2006, 4 min.) -- Through my thick glasses / Pjotr Sapegin (English or French, 2004, 13 min.) National Film Board of Canada. DVD X245

Night on Bald Mountain (Une Nuit sur le Mont Chauve) (France, 1933)
Directed by Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker. In this renowned illustration of Modest Moussorgsky's tone poem, goblins, skeletons and other fantastic creatures perform outlandish three-dimensional effects. Alexeieff later said that the images existed in his mind for some 14 years before he and Claire Parker invented the pinboard which gave the chiaroscuro textures he desired. Animator Norman McLaren listed the film "first and foremost" among the animated films he most admired and liked. "Above all, it is the quality of Alexeieff's imagination that stirs me profoundly," McLaren said. 8 min. (With Alexeieff at the Pinboard, & The Nose). 999:3047
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Not Knot: The Geometry Supercomputer Project.
This video is a guided tour into computer animated hyperbolic space. It proceeds from the world of knots to its complementary space, what's not a knot. It shows the geometry of the knot complement, the space around the knot and then the viewer sees what it is like to "fly through' the hyperbolic space. 20 min. Video/C 3383

The Old Man and the Sea (Russia / Canada / Japan, 1999)
Director Alexander Petrov. An Academy Award winning animated short based on Hemingway's story. The fisherman Santiago battles and catches a huge marlin, only to lose it to sharks. Followed by a brief interview with filmmaker Alexander Petrov. 26 min. 999:3257
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Oliver Twist (TV, 1973)
Directed by Hal Sutherland. At a grim workhouse in 1830s England, young Oliver Twist and his pet toad Squeaker yearn for a better life -- and they find a whole lot more when they sneak off to bustling London in this animated musical production. Animated version of novel by Charles Dickens. 17 min. 999:3340
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Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921.
Contents: Enchanted drawing, Blackton (1990); Fun in a Bakery Shop, Porter (1902); Humorous phases of Funny Faces, Blackton (1906); Keeping Up With the Joneses, Women's styles, Palmer (1915); Keeping Up with the Joneses, Men's Styles, Palmer (1915); Dreamy Dud: "He Resolves Not to Smoke", Carlson (1910); Us Fellers: "Dud Leaves Home", Carlson (1919); Bobby Bumps Starts a Lodge, Hurd (1916); Krazy Kat Goes A-wooing, Searl (1916); Krazy Kat, bugologist, Moser (1916); Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus, Searl (1916); The Phable of a Busted Romance; The Phable of a Phat Woman, Barre (1916); Never Again! "The Story of a Speeder Cop", Barre (1916); Mr. Nobady Holme: "He buys a jitney", Searl (1916); Mary and Gretel, Moss (1917); The Dinosaur and the Missing Link: a Prehistoric Tragedy, O'Brien (1917); W.S.S. Thriftettes (1918); a Phat Woman, Barre (1916), Mr. Nobady Holme: "He Buys a Jitney", Searl (1916); Mary and Gretel, Moss (1917); The dinosaur and the Missing Link: a Prehistoric Tragedy, O'Brien (1917); W.S.S. Thriftettes (1918); AWAL; or, All Wrong Old Laddiebuck, Bowers (1919); Katzenjammer Kids: "Policy and Pie", La Cava (1918); Fragment from Gertie on Tour, W.& J. McCay, Fitzsimmons (1921); Fragment from The Centaurs, W.& J. McCay, Fitzsimmons (1921); Tony Sarg's Almanac: "The first Circus", Sarge, Dawley (1921). 999:1021

The Origins of Film (1900-1926). Disc 2: Origins of American Animation; Origins of the Fantasy Feature
Part 1. Origins of American Animation (1900-1921) (83 min.): Contains 21 complete films (and two fragments) which are samples of early animated cartoons from the first decades of this century. Contents: Enchanted drawing--Fun in a bakery shop---Humorous phases of funny faces--Keeping up with the Joneses (Women's styles)--Keeping up with the Joneses (Men's styles)-- Dreamy Dud--Us fellers--Bobby Bumps starts a lodge--Krazy Kat goes a-wooing--Krazy Kat bugologist-- Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the circus--Phable of a busted romance--Phable of the phat woman--Never again! The story of a speeder cop--Mr. Nobody home--Mary and Gretel--Dinosaur and the missing link--W.S.S. Thriftettes--AWOL or all wrong old laddiebuck--Katzenjammer kids--Gertie on tour (fragment)--Centaurs (fragment)--Tony Sarg's almanac.
Part 2. Origins of the Fantasy Feature (130 min). Contents: The Patchwork girl of Oz (1914): Fairy tale about munchkins in the land of Oz. -- Florida enchantment (1914): An unusual fable about a women who discovers magic seeds that transform women into men (and men into women). 213 min. DVD 644

[Osborne, Mark] More Animated Film by Mark Osborne
6:19 min. DVD 7219

The Ossuary: and Other Tales SEE [Svankmajer, Jan]

Outside In
Writers, David Ben-Zvi, Matt Headrick, Silvio Levy, Delle Maxwell, Tamara Munzer, Bill Thurston ; master illusionist, Nathaniel Thurston ; animation, David Ben-Zvi, Daeron Meyer. An award-winning computer animation, Outside In, explains the amazing discovery made by Steve Smale in 1957, that a sphere can be turned inside out by means of smooth motions and self-intersections. It demonstrates how valuable visualization can be in the communication of mathematics. With dialogue and exposition Outside In builds up to the finale -- Bill Thurston's "corrugations" method of turning the sphere inside out by using everyday analogies such as train tracks, belts, smiles and frowns, all richly animated and complete with sound effects. 1994. 22 min. Video/C 5727

Papageno (Die schonsten Musikfilme von Lotte Reiniger)
Presents three animated films by the early German experimental animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger, plus one short documentary film showing her at work cutting and wiring her intricately detailed paper figures for her shadow theater and film productions. Carmen / Drehbuch, Silhouetten und Animation, Lotte Reiniger ; Musik, George Bizet (1933, silent with music, b&w, 9 min) -- Papageno / Drehbuch, Silhouetten und Animation, Lotte Reiniger ; Musik, W. A. Mozart (Die Zauberflote) (1935, silent with music, b&w, 11 min.) -- Ein Scherenschnittfilm entsteht / Regie, Louis Hagen (1970/71, in German, col., 16 min.) -- 10 Minuten Mozart (Zehn Minuten Mozart) / Drehbuch, Silhouetten und Animation, Lotte Reiniger ; Musik, W. A. Mozart (Cosi fan tutte, Eine kleine Nachtmusik) (1930, silent with music, b&w, 10 min.) Video/C 8370

Persepolis (2007)
Directors, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. Based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. Voices: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, Francois Jerosme, Arie Elmalah, Mathias Mlekuz. This animated biographical feature opens In 1970s Iran, as Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji and finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. Special features: The hidden side of Persepolis ; Behind the scenes of Persepolis ; 2007 Cannes Film Festival press conference ; animated scene comparisions with commentary by Marjane Satrapi ; commentary on select scenes by Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud and Chiara Mastroianni. DVD 9864
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Pixar Short Films Collection
Experience these masterpieces of storytelling produced by Pixar Animation Studios. With revolutionary animation, unforgettable music and characters you love, these dazzling short films have changed the face of animation and entertainment. Contents: The adventures of Andre and Wally B. / writer, Alvy Ray Smith (1984, 2 min.) -- Luxo Jr. / director, John Lasseter [the first computer-animated short nominated for an Academy Award] (1986, 2 min.) -- Red's dream / director, John Lasseter (1987, 4 min.) -- Tin toy / director, John Lasseter (1988, 5 min.) -- Knick knack / director, John Lasseter (1989, 4 min.) -- Geri's game / director, Jan Pinkava (1997, 4 min.) -- For the birds / director, Ralph Eggleston (2000, 3 min.) -- Mike's new car / director, Pete Docter ; voice, Billy Crystal (2002, 4 min.) -- Boundin' / director, Bud Luckey (2003, 5 min.) -- Jack-Jack attack / director, Brad Bird (2005, 5 min.) -- One man band / writer, directors Andrew Jimenez, Mark Andrews (2005, ca. 5 min.) -- Mater and the ghostlight / director, John Lasseter (2005, 7 min.) -- Lifted / director, Gary Rydstrom (2006, 5 min.). DVD 8744

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See also: Luxo, Jr., etc.

Point of View: An anthology of the moving Image: William Kentridge
Part of a series presenting a point of entry for contemporary artists working in video, film and digital imagery who represent different generations and cultural perspectives. In Automatic writing, created by the South African artist William Kentridge, the artist's beautiful series of animated black and white drawings brings viewers into the artist's unconscious, using surrealist techniques to explore the point where writing and drawing intersect. Film is followed by an in-depth interview with the video artist. Video: Automatic writing / William Kentridge (3 min., 2003) -- Interview (2003) -- Image gallery -- biography. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City, February 27-May 2, 2004. DVD 2426

Pomo Shaman.
Rare record of the second and final night of a shamanistic curing ceremony among the Kashia group of Southwestern Pomo Indians. The Indian "sucking doctor" is a prophet of the Bole Maru religion and the spiritual head of the community. 20 min. Video/C 2428

Popol Vuh: The Creation Myth of the Maya.
An animated film which uses original images drawn by Quiche Maya Indians in the seventh century on funerary pottery to illustrate the Popol vuh, which is the sacred book of the Maya and includes their creation story and birth of the hero twins. Narration in English. 29 min. Video/C 2425 (English language version); Video/C 5620 (Spanish language version); Video/C 2803 (Tzeltal language version)

Popeye SEE Max and Dave Fleischer

Popeye (TV Series, 1956-1963)
Disc 1 Contents: Hits and missiles -- Plumbers pipe dream -- Jeep tale -- Popeye's pep-up emporium -- Love birds -- Golden-type fleece -- Coffee house -- Mueller's mad monster -- Popeye and the spinach stalk -- After the ball went over -- Popeye's car wash -- Muskels shmuskels -- Ski-jump chump -- Popeye and the dragon -- Hamburger fishing -- Childhood daze -- Jingle jangle jungle -- Incident at missile city -- Fashion fotography -- Sea no evil -- Popeye's junior headache -- What's news -- Voo-doo to you too -- Matinee idol Popeye -- Popeye and the giant -- Mississippi sissy -- Sea serpent -- Little Olive riding hood -- Invisible Popeye. 160 min. DVD 2750
Disc 2 Contents: Track meet cheat -- Scairdy cat -- Popeye's trojan horse -- Aladdin's lamp -- Crytsal ball brawl -- Out of this world -- Swee'pea soup -- Two-faced paleface -- Spare dat tree -- Frozen feuds -- Weight for me -- Tiger burger -- Old salt tree -- Seer-ring i believer-ring -- Popeye revere -- Glad gladiator -- Jeep is jeep -- Strange things are happening -- Popeye's testimonial dinner -- Popeye the ugly duckling -- Giddy gold -- My fair Olive -- Kiddie Kapers -- Popeye thumb -- Barbecue for two -- Popeye's used car -- Popeye's tea party -- Wiffle bird's revenge -- Bullfight bully -- Fleas a crowd -- County fair -- Popeye and buddy Brutus -- Lighthouse keeping -- Butler up -- Popeye's cool pool -- Oil's well that ends well. 205 min. DVD 2750
Disc 3 Contents: Motor knocks -- Popeye the lifeguard -- College of hard knocks -- Duel to the finish -- Medicine man -- Egypt us -- Big sneeze -- Wimpy's lunch wagon -- Operation ice-tickle -- Mark of zero -- Super duper market -- Insultin' the sultan -- Wimpy the moocher -- Popeye's double trouble -- Rags to riches to rags -- Me quest for Poopdeck Pappy -- Golden touch -- Gem jam -- Popeye's hypnotic glance -- Olive drab and the seven sweapeas. 114 min. DVD 2750
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[Prakosa, Gotot] Short Films, Videos and Animation Works by Gotot Prakosa.
Contents: Meta meta (3 min.) -- Impulse (2 min.) -- Dialogue (3 min.) -- Jalur (11 min.) -- Non KB (2 min.) -- Koen faya koen (3 min.) -- Meta ekologi (15 min.) -- Genesis Genesis (11 min.) -- A=absolute, z=Zen (14 min.) -- Vancouver-Borobodur (20 min.) -- Wahyoe and his works (20 min.). Presents nine short films - originally produced on 16mm film, some of them animations - and two short videos, all by Gotot Prakosa, Indonesia's leading experimental short filmmaker. Most of the collection here is work done between 1974 and 1987 at the time he was a student and young teacher in the Faculty of Cinematography at the Jakarta Institute of the Arts. Originally produced as motion pictures between 1974 and 1987. 999:3583

[Priestly , Joanna]Relative Orbits
Animated short films by Joanna Priestly. Contents: Voices (4 min., 1985) -- She-bop (8 min., 1989) -- All my relations (5 min., 1990) -- Candyjam (7 min., 1988) -- Pro and con (9 min., 1992) -- After the fall (6 min., 1991) -- Hand held (7 min., 1994) -- Grown up (7 min., 1993) -- Relative orbits (Documentary) (14 min., 2004) -- Amazons and ingenues (Documentary) (12 min., 2002) -- Short films chiefly produced, directed, and animated by Joanna Priestly ; Candyjam and Pro and con co-directed with Jan Gratz. A collection of eight short animated films by Joanna Priestly plus two documentary films that include a tour of the artist's studio and behind the scenes looks at how some of the films were made. 80 min. DVD 4408

Prince of Egypt (Dreamworks, 1998)
Directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells. Voices: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart. A musical animated adaptation of the story of Moses. Two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past grow up the best of friends. But the truth will ultimately set them apart, as one becomes the ruler of a powerful empire, while the other is revealed as the chosen leader of the Jewish people, destined to free them from bondage. 99 min. DVD 1408

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Prix Ars Electronica CyberArts 2007
From Austria's largest youth computing competition, this film presents awarded works in the category of computer animation/Film/VFX as well as documentaries of the awarded projects in the digital musics and interactive art catagories. On the CD is a compilation of the best works of the category "Digital Musics." Computer animation -- Film -- VFX -- Digital musics -- Hybrid art -- Interactive art -- Digital communities -- [the next idea] -- Media.Art.Research Award -- u19. DVD 8581

Quasi etc.
Cartoons created and produced by Sally Cruikshank. Quasi cabaret trailer (1980, 2 min.) -- Quasi at the Quackadero (1975, 10 min.) -- Make me psychic (1978, 8 min.) -- Face like a frog (1987, 5 min.) Quasi at the Quackadero: A science fiction animated film about a boy who goes with a grownup friend and a robot to an amusement park of the future which has a time-hole pavillion for entering the past. Make me psychic: Anita visits a futuristic joke shop and buys a "Mesmerama" machine to increase her psychic abilities. Face like a frog: Features songs performed by Danny Elfman who appears as a lizard in this animated short. 25 min. Video/C 999:3677

Queer Duck: The Movie(2006)
Director, Xeth Feinberg. Voices: Jim J. Bullock, Jackie Hoffman, Kevin Michael Richardson, Billy West, Estelle Harris, Mark Hamill, Tim Curry, Andy Dick, Chris Cox. In this animated feature film Queer Duck confronts the challenges of being gay with the help of his fabulous friends Openly Gator, Bi-Polar Bear, and Oscar Wild Cat, who remind him that he's happiest when he's just being himself. 72 min. DVD 7856
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Das Rad
Directed by Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger. An animated film about two rocks who have stood atop the same hilltop for centuries, discussing the activities of the human beings below them. 9 min. DVD 6336

Ratatouille (Pixar/Disney, 2007)
Directed by Brad Bird. Voices: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar, John Ratzenberger. In this animated feature a rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris' most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy's amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. 104 min. DVD 8743
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Red's Dream
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Renaissance (France / UK / Luxembourg, 2006)
Directed by Christian Volckman. Voices: Daniel Craig, Patrick Floersheim, Catherine McCormack, Romola Garai, Jonathan Pryce, Ian Holm. In this animated drama set in Paris in 2054, all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city's largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export -- youth and beauty. In this world of stark contrasts and rigid laws the populace is kept in line and accounted for. In French. 102 min. DVD 7164
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[Richter, Hans]
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[Rybczynski, Zbig] Films & Videos by Zbig Rybczynski (1972-1990)

I. Media A collection of ten short films and videos by Polish-American director Zbigniew Rybczynski, originally produced between 1972 and 1990. Contents: Kwadrat = Square (music, Kazimierz Serocki) (3:36) -- Plamuz (music, Zbigniew Namyslowski (9:38) -- Nowa ksiazka = New book (music, Janusz Hajdun) (10:25) -- Zupa = soup (music, Eugeniusz Rudnik) (8:22) -- Oj! Nie moge sie zatrzymac! = Oh! I can't stop! (music, Janusz Hajdun) (10:07) -- Swieto = Holiday (music, Janusz Hajdun) (10:27) -- Weg zum Nachbarn = The way to your neighbour (music, Janusz Hajdun) (2:30) -- Mein Fenster = My window (music, Janus Hajdun) (2:26) -- Media (music, Janusz Hajdun) (1:35) -- Tango (music, Janusz Hajdun) (8:10). 68 min. total. DVD 2242

II. Steps Presents two films by the Polish-American director Zbigniew Rybczynski. In Steps (1987), a group of Americans "invade" the famous stair sequence of the Eisenstein film Battleship Potemkin. Music by Michael Urbaniak; cast, Lev Shekhtman. 25:07 min. The Fourth Dimension (1988) is a visual essay on space and depth. Music by Michael Urbaniak; cast, Mark Beard, Jacqueline Ramel. 27:03 min. (68 min. total) DVD 2243

III. The Orchestra (1990), presents a series of visually stunning vignettes by Polish-American filmmaker Zbig Rybcznski of classical music compositions by Chopin, Ravel, Schubert, Albinoni, Rossini, and Mozart presented as music videos. 57 min. DVD 2244

Red Grooms and "Fat Feet"
Red Grooms, painter, pop multi-media artist and filmmaker, talks about his new films and art work. Two films, "Washington's wig whammed" and "Fat feet" are included. The first film is an animated joke about sending a letter. Washington, pictured on the stamp, is cancelled and flips his wig. The second film "Fat feet," combining animation with live films, is a pop art view of life in the big city complete with firefighting episode and various street scenes. 1967. 28 min. Video/C 6473

Robots(20th Century Fox Animation, 2005)
Directed by Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha. Voices: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Robin Williams, Jim Broadbent, Stanley Tucci. In this animated feature a small town robot named Rodney, with the help of his misfit mechanical friends, embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as he heads for the big city to pursue his dreams and ultimately proves that anyone can shine no matter what they're made of. Special features: "Aunt Fanny's tour of booty" animated short; inside look at the making of Ice Age 2; Xbox exclusive multi-player racing game; 3-5 set-top games; commentary by director Chris Wedge and producer William Joyce; technical director's commentary/animator's commentary; discontinued parts (deleted scenes) with optional commentary by Chris Wedge; the original Robots short; "You can shine no matter what you're made of"; The Blue Man Group featurettes; meet the bots (interactive): character bios, characters 3-D turnaround, character interviews profiles, character design gallery; DVD Rom link; PSA :15 spot that was shown internationally in theaters; Robots soundtrack spots; forced family trailer; Ice Age 2 teaser trailer; trailer section: Bratz 2, Fern Gully special edition, Strawberry Shortcake, Garfield, Malcom in the middle tv spot. 89 min. DVD 6150
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Rubber Johnny (2005)
Directed by Chris Cunningham. An experimental film chronicling a 16-year-old, inbred mutant's solitary existence, locked in a pitch-black basement by his ashamed parents. This abstract short film features music by legendary electronic composer, Aphex Twin. 7 min. DVD 4424
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Ryan (2004)
A collection of seven groundbreaking animated films. Ryan (Director, Chris Landreth; 13:50 min.): Creating a hand-animated three-dimensional world, Chris Landreth explores the life of Ryan Larkin, a pioneer in Canadian animation who now lives on welfare and panhandles for spare change. Alter Egos (Director, Laurence Green; 52:27 min.): Incorporating the animated documentary Ryan, Laurence Green's film explores the paths of animators Ryan Lar kin and Chris Landreth and the relationship that developed between the two men. Syrinx (Director, Ryan Larkin; 2:54 min.): Using animated charcoal sketches, the Greek legend of how Pan made his pipes is brought to life. Walking (Director, Ryan Larkin; 5:06 min.): The way people walk is observed. Street musique: A visual improvisation is created from the music performed by sidewalk entertainers. The End (Director, Chris Landreth; 6:11 min.): An animator discovers he's a character in his own work. Bingo (Director, Chris Landreth; 5 min.): Answers the question, What if a lie is told long enough and loud enough? DVD 4572

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Directed by Richard Linklater. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Rory Cochrane, Winona Ryder, Sean Allen, Mitch Baker, Cliff Haby, Steven Chester Prince, Natasha Valdez. Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, L.A. undercover agents change their faces along with their identities. One officer's liberal ingestion of the drug "Substance D" causes him to develop a split personality, a notorious drug dealer. Along with his superior officers, the police set up an elaborate scheme to catch his drug dealer alter-ego and tear down his operation. Filmed using an animation technique called interpolated rotoscope, with animation over filmed sequences. Special features: Commentary by Keanu Reeves, writer/director Richard Linklater, producer Tommy Pallotta, author Jonathan Lethem and Philip K. Dick's daughter, Isa Dick Hackett; One Summer in Austin: the story of filming 'A scanner darkly'; The 'Weight of the line: animation tales; theatrical trailer. Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. 100 min. DVD 6760
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Indiana, Gary. "Dick Heads: Gary Indiana on Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly" Artforum International v. 44 no. 10 (Summer 2006) p. 73-4
Robey, T. A Scanner Darkly. Sight & Sound v. ns16 no. 9 (September 2006) p. 66, 68UC users only
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Shrek (Dreamworks, 2001)
Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon. Voices of: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassell. Shrek is a big ogre who lives alone in the woods, feared from all the people in the land of Duloc. When Lord Farquaad, the ruler of Duloc, exiles all the fairy-tale beings in the woods, Shrek looses his peaceful life and his home becomes a refugees camp. So, he sets out to find Lord Farquaad and convince him to take the fairy-tale beings back where they belong, and leave him alone. Lord Farquaad accepts, under one condition. Shrek must first go and find the beautiful young princess Fiona, who will become Farquaad's bride. So, the big Ogre begins his quest, along with his newfound donkey friend... Special features: Disc one. Shrek's revoice studio; DWK (DreamWorks Kids) interactive games and activities -- Disc two. Filmmakers' commentary; "The tech of Shrek"; storyboard pitch of deleted scenes; technical goofs; international dubbing featurette; character design progression reel; hints for Shrek Xbox video game. 93 min. DVD 7872
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Shrek 2(Dreamworks, 2004)
Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon. Voices: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Jennifer Saunders, Aron Warner. Right after Shrek and Princess Fiona's honeymoon, the newly wed couple goes to Princess Fiona's parents for dinner. When a Fairy Godmother discovers Fiona and Shrek are married she reminds the king about a deal they agreed on years ago, that Fiona should have married her son, who happens to be Prince Charming. The King then hires a cat named Puss-in-Boots, a sword fighting cat and ogre slayer, to kill Shrek. Special features: Hilarious technical goofs; meet Puss-in-Boots--there's more to this feline ogre-killer than just a furry face; filmmaker commentary; the tech of 'Shrek 2'; a sneak peek from DreamWorks animation; DreamWorks Kids--over 20 games and activites including "Save Fiona!" and "Find Puss-in-Boots"; Shrek's music room: Counting Crows music video; sing-along with the Fairy Godmother. 92 min. DVD 7807
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[Smith, Harry] Heaven and Earth Magic(1964)
Using surrealist and animation techniques, Harry Smith's film no. 12 is a graphic description of initiation, redemption and spiritual transformation couched in the language of Qabalah, alchemy and experimental psychology. Applying cut up techniques to animate collages of familiar images, the first part depicts the heroine's toothache, her dentistry and transportation to heaven. The second part depicts the return to earth from being eaten by Max Muller on the day Edward the Seventh dedicated the great sewer of London. 66 min. Video/C 9226

[Smith, Harry] Late Superimpositions (aka no. 14)(1964)
A film by Harry Smith/ An abstract film combining animation and live action created by Harry Smith, an innovative filmmaker who hand-painted onto film, frame by frame and used collage to animate his films. He describes this work as: "superimposed to photography of Mr. Fleischman's butcher shop in New York, and the Kiowa aroko, Oklahoma, with cognate materia. The strip is dark at the beginning and the end ... I honor it the most of my films." Video/C 9399

[Smith, Patrick] Liquid Tales
Contents: The animated films of Patrick Smith have been a favorite at film festivals world-wide for the last decade. Smith's bizarre, morphing style and symbolic stories of identity and emotion, have influenced a new generation of traditional hand-drawn animators. Puppet: A young man fabricates a simple stock puppet, not knowing the abuse the entity will soon inflict upon it's creator. Through an excalating series of torture, the possessed puppet takes on the embodiment of fear, chaos and willful self-destruction. Handshake: In this animated film, an innocent greeting between two people is quickly transformed into a tangled struggle, illustrating the twists and turns of a full-fledged relationship. Delivery: Abuse leads to rage as two friends compete for a delivery package. Was the result of this confict worth the prize found within the box? "Delivery" deals with the realistic consequences of rage and violence, even within a cartoon setting. Drink: A boy discovers a magic potion that allows him to explore the universe within himself. A sip unleashes a violent reaction, revealing a diverse cast of characters twisting and stretching their way out of one another forming a monumental pile. Moving along: Dark imagery of conformity takes the screen as hip hop, rhythm and poetry are visualized in the Planets' track "Moving along." Extra features: Exclusive interview by AnimatorsUnite.com; directors commentary for each film ; behind the scenes Pencil Test footage. 28 min. DVD 9952

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Walt Disney Productions, 1937)
The first full-length animated feature ever made, displays the fairy tale story accompanied by beautiful music, of how Snow White finds romance with the Prince, is thwarted by her vain and wicked stepmother and aided by the seven Dwarfs - Dopey, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Bashful, Happy and Doc. 84 min. DVD 900; VHS 999:1091
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Walt Disney Productions. Photographs Relating to Walt Disney Productions Animations. ca. 1950-ca. 1969. (15 photographic prints : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm. + 3 p. of printed material. UCB Bancroft BANC PIC 1905.17179:001-:018--PIC)

Sounds Like Fun Starring Gerald McBoing Boing(United Productions of America (UPA), 1950-1955)
Gerald McBoing Boing / story by Dr. Seuss -- Gerald McBoing! Boing! on Planet Moo -- Gerald McBoing Boing's symphony -- How now Boing Boing. Directed by Robert Cannon ; writers, Phil Eastman, Bill Scott. Marvin Miller (voice of Gearld McBoing Boing) Four animated short films about the various adventures of a small boy whose efforts to talk produce only sound effects such as "Boing! Boing!" Films from UPA Pictures which pioneered a style of animation that even influenced Disney during the mid-1950s and produced some of the best animated shorts done in the late 1940s and 50s. 29 min. Video/C 999:3396

South Park
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South Park: Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut; Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut (1998)
Parker, Trey & Matt Stone. "Bonus: An exclusive introduction by South Park creators, Trey Parker & Matt Stone." Videocassette release of two episodes of the animated television program South Park originally broadcast in 1998. 55 min. Video/C 6171

South Park: Conjoined Fetus Lady; The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka (1998)
Parker, Trey & Matt Stone. "Bonus: An exclusive introduction by South Park creators, Trey Parker & Matt Stone." Videocassette release of two episodes of the animated television program South Park originally broadcast in 1998. 55 min. Video/C 6172

Soviet Toys (1923)
Soviet, silent animation. The first Soviet cartoon film. Plot concerns a fat man and his adventures. 15 min. 999:1184

Spawn(1997)
Directed by Thomas A. Nelson, Chuck Patton, et al. An animated tale from the comic book industry of a man now a "hell-spawn," battling the forces of evil on Earth and in himself. Using his strange powers, he fights to uncover the truth about his identity and fulfill his destiny in this high action espionage drama full of fantastic imagery. 147 min. 999:3335
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The Spirit of Mickey
In celebration of the world's most famous and best-loved character, Mickey's best friends -- Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Goofy and the gang -- present Mickey through the years in his most memorable movie shorts. Contents: The band concert -- Thru the mirror -- Lend a paw -- Orphan's picnic -- The worm turns -- Mickey's surprise party -- Mickey and the seal -- Mickey's trailer -- Canine caddy -- Mr. Mouse takes a trip -- Steamboat Willie. 83 min. 999:2825

Starewicz, Ladislaw SEE Cameraman's Revenge

Stories & Destinies (Histoires & destinees)
This compilation presents eight animated stories of remarkable range and sensitivity. From homelessness to a traditional Yiddish tale to an old man looking back at World War II, you'll be transported along the pathways of fate and glimpse the great story of life. Contents: "Life is a strange succession of unexpected links"--Container. Tragic story with happy ending / Regina Pessoa (English or French, 2005, 8 min.) -- Village of idiots / Eugene Fedorenko, Rose Newlove (English or French, 1999, 13 min.) -- Conte de quartier / Florence Miailhe (si., 2006, 16 min.) -- Dehors novembre / Patrick Bouchard (English or French, 2005, 7 min.) -- When the day breaks / Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis (si., 1999, 10 min.) -- Man who waited / Theodore Ushev (English or French, 2006, 7 min.) -- Jeu / Georges Schwizgebel (si., 2006, 4 min.) -- Through my thick glasses / Pjotr Sapegin (English or French, 2004, 13 min.) National Film Board of Canada. DVD X245

Superman; The Classic Paramount Superman Cartoons of Max & Dave Fleischer (1941-1943)
Seventeen cartoons featuring Superman and his battles with a variety of villains ranging from mad scientists and underworld criminals to Nazis and Japanese agents. Includes the pilot film "Superman," released in September, 1941. Contents: Superman (10:22) -- The mechanical monsters (10:14) -- Billion dollar limited (8:35) -- The Arctic giant (8:35) -- The bulleteers (8:02) -- The magnetic telescope (7:38) -- Electric earthquake (8:42) -- Volcano (7:56) -- Terror on the midway (8:22) -- Japoteurs (9:05) -- Showdown (8:14) -- Eleventh hour (7:58) -- Destruction Inc. (8:32) -- The mummy strikes (7:46) -- Jungle drums (8:00) -- The underground world (8:13) -- Secret agent (7:39). DVD 3064

Symphonie Diagonale (1924).
A film by Viking Eggeling. DVD 4191; also on VHS Video 999:289

O'Leary, Brian. "New Critical Methods and the Films of the First Avant-garde: 'Symphonie Diagonale and Entr'acte.'" Film Criticism v22, n3 (Spring, 1998):22 (16 pages).

Team America: World Police (2004)
Directed by Trey Parker. A biting send-up of big-budget action movies utilizing marionette puppets in lieu of computer generated images to breath life into a group of heroic figures who span the globe protecting democracy and freedom against terrorism. Learning that power hungry North Korea dictator Kim Jong Il is out to destroy the world, the team recuits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover as a terrorist. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to slip into an arms dealer's hideout to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team America be able to stop the dictator's peace conference, which is a ruse to allow him to attack the world with his weapons of mass destruction? Voices: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa, Daran Morris, Phil Hendrie, Maurice LaMarche, Chelsea Marquerite, Jeremy Sheba. 98 min. DVD 4071
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Thank You Mask Man(1971)
Directors: Lenny Bruce John Magnuson. Parody on the Lone Ranger saga created and narrated by Lenny Bruce. DVD 5009
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Tin Toy
See: Luxo, Jr., etc. by Pixar

Tortoise and the Hare
See: Animation I - Early Works - [U-Matic 3/4" tape format]

T.R.A.N.S.I.T.
Directed by Piet Kroon. An animated short bringing to life a provocative story in gorgeous art deco style. DVD 6:1:4

Tricks of our Trade
See: Animation I - Early Works - [U-Matic 3/4" tape format]

Triplets of Belleville (Belleville Rendez-vous) (France / Belgium / Canada / UK, 2003)
Conceived, written and directed by Sylvain Chomet. In this highly original animated feature, a bicyclist is kidnapped from the Tour de France by mysterious gangsters. His grandmother travels to the city of Belleville (which has a sardonic version of the Statue of Liberty in its harbor), where she tracks him down with the help of a musical trio gone to seed, the Belleville Triplets. 81 min. DVD 2677
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[Tsuji, Naoyuki] The Naoyuki Tsuji Animation Collection
Contents: Trilogy about clouds -- A feather stares at the dark -- Experiment -- Travel to the lost world -- Wake up -- For almost forgotten stories. Japanese animator Naoyuki Tsuji creates a distinctive universe with a few simple, hand-drawn lines in charcoal and pastel. What first appears to be childlike crudeness in his animation is actually subtle, strange, and even haunting and frightening. Tsuji's films captivate because they are vague recollections of beguiling childhood dreams and memories --the wonder of the puppet show, the mystery of clouds, and the attraction of monsters. Originally released as motion pictures 1992-2005. DVD X163

[Vanderbeek, Stan] See Experimental/Avant-garde film

Waking Life (2001)
Directed by Richard Linklater. Voices: Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelie Linklater, Wiley Wiggins, Glover Gill, Lara Hicks, Ames Asbell, Leigh Mahoney, Sara Bell, Jeanine Attaway, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. In this original animated feature film join Wiley Wiggins as he searches for answers to the question of whether we are sleepwalking through our waking state or wake-walking through our dreams. 101 min. DVD 3384
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Wallace & Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Directed by Steve Box, Nick Park. Voices: Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay, Nicholas Smith. It's 'veggie-mania' in Wallace and Gromit's neighborhood. The two enterprising friends are cashing in with their humane pest-control outfit, "Anti-Pesto." With only days to go before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition they find that their business is booming. They come to find out that running a "humane" pest control outfit can have its drawbacks. Suddenly, a large and mysterious veg-ravaging "beast" begins attacking the town's sacred vegetable plots at night. The competition hostess, Lady Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch the beast and save the day. But Victor Quartermaine would rather shoot the beast and secure the position of local hero - not to mention Lady Tottington's hand in marriage. 85 min. DVD 5284
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Watunna
Five animated stories from the creation myths of the Yekuana Indians, who inhabit the Venezuelan rain forest along the Orinoco River basin, explore in metaphorical fashion the genesis of people, evil, night, sexuality, fire, and agriculture. Filmmaker Stacey Steers' animation is hand-painted with watercolors using design motifs taken in part from ancient Yekuana art. Animation, design, screenplay by Stacey Steers ; music by Bruce Odland ; colored by Lisa Reasoner, Stacey Steers and Seeley Golden. Based on the book 'Watunna, an Orinoco creation cycle' by Marc de Civrieux, translated to English by David Guss. 1989. 25 min. Video/C MM670

Weird Cartoons. Volume 2
Contents: Alice the toreador / Walt Disney (ca. 9 min.) -- Old anything / Isadore Freleng & Norm Blackburn (1933, ca. 6 min.) -- Betty Boop's crazy inventions / Max Fleischer (1933, ca. 7 min.) -- Inki and the Minah Bird / Warner Bros. Pictures (1942, ca. 8 min.) -- It's a bird / Charley Bowers (1930, ca. 8 min.) -- The non stop fright / Pat Sullivan ; cast, Felix the Cat (1927, ca. 7 min.) -- Scrap happy Daffy / animation, Art Davis ; cast, Daffy Duck (1943, ca. 8 min.) -- Small fry / Max Fleischer (ca. 9 min.).

Classic cartoons, puppetry and animation from the 1920's through the 40's, including Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, Daffy Duck and the rare genius of Max Fleischer, a World War II propaganda cartoon, plus an incredible retrospective of intermission and Spook Show cartoon animation. 60 min. 999:2145

When the Wind Blows (UK, 1986)
Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami. Voices: John Mills, Peggy Ashcroft. Animated story of an elderly couple Jim and Hilda Bloggs follow British government guidelines in preparation for a nuclear attack. They paint their windows white, take the washing in and put away two packets of ginger nuts, a tin of pineapple chunks and a good supply of tea. The pair are unaware that the nature of war has changed since World War II, and slowly become poisoned by radiation. 80 min. DVD 7870
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[Whitney, John Sr.]The Film Art of John Whitney, Sr.
This documentary explains and demonstrates Whitney's work as one of the early pioneers in films made by computer-driven cameras. Shot on location at Whitney's home in California, this documentary includes excerpts from his films "Matrix 3," "Catalog," Permutations," and "Lapis." 1975. Video/C 6474

Who Framed Roger Rabbit(1988).
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer (voice), Stubby Kaye, Kathleen Turner, Amy Irving (voice). The hapless Roger Rabbit is framed for the murder of Marvin Acme, who was photographed "playing patticake" with Roger's wife Jessica. The film is notable for the mixed live and animated action that takes place in Hollywood and next-door "Toontown," where humans and "Toons" co-exist. Based on the novel Who censored Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf. Special features (Disc 1): Roger Rabbit shorts "Tummy trouble", "Rollercoaster rabbit" and "Trail mix-up", "Who made Roger Rabbit" mini-documentary hosted by Charles Fleischer ; Disc 2: Audio commentary with the filmmakers, "Toontown confidential" viewing option with facts and trivia, deleted scene "the pig head sequence" with filmmaker commentary, "Before and after" split screen comparison with and without animation ; "Behind the ears: the true story of Roger Rabbit," behind-the-scenes documentary, "toon stand-ins" featurette rehearsing with stand-ins for the toons, "On set! Benny the cab" the making of a scene from the film, "The valiant files" interactive set-top gallery. 106 min. DVD 203; VHS 999:1647
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Castle, Robert. "On and Off, On and Off: Riding Through Roger Rabbit's World." Bright Lights Film Journal, vol. 34, pp. (no pagination), Fall 2001.
Chute, David. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (movie reviews) Film Comment July-August 1988 v24 n4 p11(3)
Harmetz, Aljean. "How a 'rabbit' was framed." (integrating live, animated characters in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?") The New York Times June 19, 1988 v137 s2 pH1(N) pH1(L) col 2 (54 col in)
Kehr, Dave. "Who framed 'Forrest Gump.'" (director Robert Zemeckis) Film Comment March-April 1995 v31 n2 p45(6) (4803 words) UC users only
Rosenbaum, Jonathan. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (movie reviews) Film Quarterly Fall 1988 v42 n1 p33(5)
Wolf, J.P. "In the frame of Roger Rabbit: visual compositing in film." ('Who Framed Roger Rabbit?') Mark Velvet Light Trap Fall 1995 p45(15) (11563 words)

Yellow Submarine(1968)
Directors, Emery, Dick & George Duning; animation direction, Jack Stokes and Robert Balser ; editor, Brian J. Bishop ; musical director, George Martin ; producer, Al Brodax ; story, Lee Minoff. This animated feature begins in Pepperland, where the despicable Blue Meanies have declared war on all that is good, especially music. The Beatles vow to save the day with some tuneful ammunition of their own including such Beatles classics as "Nowhere man", "All you need is love" and "Yellow submarine." 86 min. 999:1379

Puppet Animation, Stop-action Animation, Cut-out Animation

Aardman Animations. "Animations for growing-ups." (1992)
Contents: Creature Comforts, Nick Park; War Story, Peter Lord; Ident, Richard Goleszowski; Next, Barry Purves; Going Equipped, Peter Lord; State of the Art, David Jeffcock. Five animated short films created and produced at Aardman Animations, plus an interview with David Sproxton and Peter Lord, founders of the company, about some of the works they have developed. 60 min. 999:962

Disc 1: Academy Award winners: The Milky Way -- The Yankee Doodle mouse -- Mouse trouble -- Quiet please! -- The cat concerto -- Tweety Pie -- The little orphan -- For scent-imental reasons -- So much for so little -- The two mouseketeers -- Johann Mouse -- Speedy Gonzales -- Birds anonymous -- Knighty knight Bugs -- The dot and the line. Special features: Commentary by animator Mark Kausler on 'Quiet please!;' commentary by filmmaker Greg Ford on 'For scent-imental reasons;' commentary by historian Jerry Beck on 'So much for so little;' music only audio track on 'Speedy Gonzales;' commentary by director Eric Goldberg and music only audio track on 'The dot and the line.'

Disc 2: Academy Award Nominees: Popeye the Sailor meets Sinbad the Sailor -- Peace on Earth -- A wild hare -- Puss gets the boot -- Superman -- Hiawatha's rabbit hunt -- Rhapsody in rivets -- The night before Christmas -- Blitz wolf -- Pigs in a polka -- Swooner crooner -- Walky talky hawky -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse -- Mouse wreckers. Special features: Commentary by historian Jerry Beck and animators Leslie Cabarga, Ray Pointer and Bob Jaques on 'Popeye the Sailor meets Sinbad the Sailor;' commentary by filmmaker Greg Ford on 'Peace on Earth;' commentary by filmmaker Greg Ford on 'A wild hare;' commentary by animator Mark Kausler on 'Puss gets the boot;' commentary by producer Paul Dini on 'Superman;' commentary by director Eric Goldberg on 'Blitz wolf;' commentary by historian Jerry Beck on 'Walky talky hawky.'

Disc 3: S Academy Award nominees: Hatch up your troubles -- Jerry's cousin -- Little Johnny Jet -- Touche, pussy cat! -- From A to Z-Z-Z-Z -- Sandy Claws -- Good will to men -- Tabasco Road -- One Droopy knight -- High note -- Nelly's folly -- Now hear this. pecial features: Music only audio track on 'Little Johnny Jet;' music only audio track on 'Touche, pussy cat!;' commentary by historian Amid Amidi on 'From A to Z-Z-Z-Z;' vocal chorus section isolated audio track on 'Good will to men;' music only audio track on 'Tabasco Road;' music only audio track on 'One Droopy knight;' commentary by Historian Amid Amidi on 'Now hear this;' new documentary "Drawn for glory: animation's triumph at the Oscars" recounting backstories of several Oscar-contending shorts and their creators; expert commentary and/or music-only audio tracks on select cartoons; bonus short: "What's cookin' Doc?' featuring Bugs Bunny at the Academy Awards.

Adventures of Prince Achmed (Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed.) (Germany, 1927,)
Directed by Karl Koch. The earliest extant feature-length animated film. Lotte Reiniger's delicately cut silhouettes against hand-tinted backgrounds are perfect for this adaptation of tales from the Arabian nights. 64 min. DVD 5007; vhs 999:2110
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[Alexeieff, Alexander] The World of Alexander Alexeieff & Claire Parker (Visual Pathfinders.)
Contains all five of the Alexeieff-Parker pinscreen productions, seven of their commercials and a documentary that shows them at work, as well as a collection of 156 stills illustrating their lives and art. Contents: The nose = Le nez (11:25) -- Alexeieff at the pinboard = A propos de jivago (7:45) -- En passant = Passing by (2:05) -- Three moods = Trois themes (6:45) --Pictures at an exhibition = Tableaux d'une exposition (10:55) -- Parade des sools = Parade of hats (1:15) -- Etoiles nouvelles = New stars (2:00) -- Fumees = Smoke (1:15) -- Rimes = Rhymes (1:05) -- Pure beaute = Pure beauty (1:00) -- Seve de la terre = The Earth's sap (2:05) -- Automation (1:45) -- Night on Bald Mountain = Nuit sur le Mont Chauve (8:20) -- Photo album of Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker (156 fr. of still images). c1987. 58 min. Video Disc 188

[Alexeieff, Alexander]Alexeieff at the Pinboard (A Propos de Jivago) (1960)
In their Paris studio, the Russian-born artist and filmmaker, Alexander Alexeieff, and his American wife, Claire Parker, show and explain how they create pictures on the instrument they invented (l'ecran d'epingles), which they first translated into English as the pinboard, and later called the pinscreen. 8 min. (With The Nose, 11 min., & Night on Bald Mountain, 8 min.). 999:3047

Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969)
Directed by Marv Newland. Bambi is contentedly nibbling the grass, seemingly unaware of his impending encounter with Godzilla. What will happen when the two finally meet? 3 min. 999:1437

The Cameraman's Revenge and Other Fantastic Tales: the Amazing Puppet Animation of Ladislaw Starewicz (1912-1958)
Six animated works produced by Starewicz in Moscow and Paris between the years 1912 and 1958. As the world's first great puppet and stop-motion model animator, Starewicz was best known for his insect stories. Starewicz's grasshoppers, dogs, frogs, dolls, and other creatures portray heroics and follies with an exuberance of humor and invention. Contents: The Cameraman's Revenge (1912, 13 min.) -- The Insects' Christmas (1913, 7 min.) -- Frogland: The Frogs Who Wanted a King (1922, 9 min.) -- Voice of the Nightingale (1923, 13 min.) -- The Mascot (1933, 26 min.) -- Winter Carousel (1958, 12 min.). 80 min. total DVD 1934

Corpse Bride (UK / USA, 2005)
Directed by Tim Burton. Voices: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant, Christopher Lee. This stop-motion animated feature follows the story of Victor. Having messed up his vows during a wedding rehearsal, Victor is traveling through the woods practicing his vows. He finally gets them right and ceremoniously puts the wedding ring on a finger-shaped stick in the ground and says his wedding vows. The stick turns out to be a rotted finger belonging to a murdered girl who has returned as a zombie and insists that she is now Victor's lawfully wedded wife. 80 min. DVD 5259
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Dr. Faust - Ein Puppenspiel (Dr. Faust - a puppet play) (1953)
Here the Faust story takes the form of showing the difficult art of working puppets by hand rods, which also includes figures from the traditional puppet play, such as those by Hans Wurst. Originally produced for television broadcast in 1953. 16 min. Video/C 8577

The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal
Film excerpts: Puppetoons -- Time Machine -- War of the Worlds -- Destination Moon -- When worlds collide -- Houdini -- Conquest of space -- Tom Thumb -- Wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm -- 7 Faces of Dr. Lao -- Atlantis -- Lost continent. Among the legends of Hollywood George Pal takes his place as a true visionary, innovator and showman who profoundly shaped the art of motion pictures. A pioneer in stop motion animation he went on to invent the modern science fiction and fantasy film genres. This documentary explores Pal's life and work with rare interviews with Pal and reminiscences from his contemporaries. Also included are extensive film highlights. 93 min. DVD 370

Gumby (TV)
A collection of fifteen of the most popular and essential Gumby television episodes. Features the "Clayboy" Gumby, along with his horse, Pokey who share many adventures together. Robot rumpus -- Too loo -- Rain spirits -- In the dough -- The racing game -- The groobee -- Hidden valley -- Ricochet Pete -- The small planets -- Gumby crosses the Delaware -- The wild horse -- The knight mare -- Goo's pies -- To bee or not to bee -- Kid brother kids. Voices: Art Clokey, Dick Beals. Bonus features: "Gumbasia:" a clay animation masterpiece; "Gumby on the moon:" the first pilot episode; 1960's Gumby theme song (remastered); Rare Gumby bumpers; Character bios. Originally broadcast on television between the 1950s and the 1980s. 118 min. DVD 8654

[Harryhausen, Ray]
"Before the advent of computers for camera motion control and CGI, movies used a variety of approaches to achieve animated special effects. One approach was one of the many kinds of stop-motion animation which used realistic miniature models (more accurately called model animation), used famously in King Kong (1933). The work of pioneer model animator Willis O'Brien in King Kong inspired Harryhausen to work in this unique field, almost single-handedly keeping the technique alive for three decades as O'Brien's career sadly floundered for most of his life, until his death in 1962. Harryhausen prefers not to compare his work with special effects animation in live action films to the animated films of Tim Burton, Nick Park, Ivo Caprino, Ladislav Starevich and many others, which he sees as pure "puppet films", and are more accurately (and traditionally) called "puppet animation". Model animated characters interact with, and are a part of, the live-action world, with the idea that they will cease to call attention to themselves as "animation", which is different from the more obviously "cartoony" and stylized designs in movies like Chicken Run and The Nightmare Before Christmas, etc. Springing from O'Brien's groundbreaking work, Harryhausen continued bringing stop-motion into the realm of live action movies, keeping alive and refining the techniques created by O'Brien that he had first developed as early as 1917." [Wikipedia]

See Science Fiction/Horror/Fantasy videography for fuller descriptions of: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (vhs 999:3090); Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (DVD 3293; vhs 999:3093); The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (DVD 3397); H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon (DVD 3297); It Came From Beneath the Sea (DVD 3292; vhs 999:2165); Jason and the Argonauts (DVD 3394; vhs 999:1301); Mysterious Island (DVD 3295); The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (DVD 3395; vhs 999:3632); Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (DVD 3294); The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (DVD 3294); 20 Million Miles to Earth(DVD 3294; vhs 999:3091).

Ray Harryhausen web site

James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Directed by Henry Selick. Voices, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, Joanna Lumley, Susan Sarandon, Paul Terry, David Thewlis. Based upon a popular children's book by Roald Dahl, and created through a mix of live-action, stop-motion animation and computer-generated special effects. "When James accidentally spills some magic crocodile tongues near an old peach tree, one of the peaches grows as huge as a house. James discovers a secret entranceway into this peach, where he befriends the insects that live inside of it. When the stem snaps off of the tree, the peach starts rolling away, and James and his friends begin to share exciting adventures." 79 min. DVD 5899
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Joe(2002)
Created and directed by Jill Haras. An animated short produced through cut-outs and computer animation presenting a celebration of the life of Joe Fortes, a beloved figure in Vancouver in the early 1900s. An immigrant from Barbados he loved the water and taught two generations of Canadians how to swim but most importantly, Joe left a legacy of acts of kindness and generosity. 9 min. 999:3426

[Kawamoto, Kihachiro] The Exquisite Short Films of Kihachiro Kawamoto
Presents seven of the best short films by stop-motion animator Kihachiro Kawamoto. Contents: Hanaori = The breaking of branches is forbidden (14 min., 1968, col.) -- Oni = The demon (8 min., 1972, col.) -- Farce anthropo-cynique = An anthropo-cynical farce (8 min., 1970, b&w) -- Tabi (zenchoban) = The trip (12 min, 1973, col.) -- Shijin no shogai = A poet's life (19 min., 1974, col.) -- Dojoji = Dojoji Temple (19 min., 1976, col.) -- Kataku = House of flames (19 min., 1979, col.). Breaking of branches is forbidden: A monk orders a young acolyte, who has a fondness for sake, to guard a cherry tree. Demon: Two brothers, living with their aged mother, go out into the forest to hunt. In the forest, a demon's arm attempts to overpower one of them. They cut off the arm and bring it home, only to find a more horrible fate at home. Farce anthropo-cynique: A dog race is interrupted by a ringmaster who mistreats the animals. The crowd becomes incensed and the ringmaster runs for his life. Trip: A young girl sets off on a surreal metaphysical voyage to the learn the pain and joy of life. Poet's life: A worker fired from a factory for demanding higher wages is plagued by ghastly nightmares. Based on a story by Kobo Abe. Dojoji Temple: On their way to worship at a Buddhist shrine, two monks stop over at the home of a young woman. Their hostess develops an all-consuming passion for the younger of the two, but he rejects her. When she finds that he has left, she follows him in the form of a serpent. House of flames: On his way to the capital, a Buddhist monk stops over in a hamlet to ask the villagers the way to an ancient monument known as the Seeker's Mound. Though they cannot help him, he comes upon it by chance and meets the ghost of a young woman who, five centuries before, was loved by two men, a poet and a warrior. When they shot a paradise duck in order to prove their worth, she was overcome by guilt and drowned herself. As a result her suitors concluded a suicide pact and ever since her soul has been in torment, enveloped in a house of flame. DVD 9801
Labyrinth of Darkness (1978-1989)
Made by Jiri Barta. Includes all eight films of Czech filmmaker Jiri Barta which combine animation of objects and puppets with live-action to fashion gothic worlds of horror and fantasy infused with humor and moral examinations. Principally with sound and music but no dialogue. Contents: A ballad about green wood (11 min.) -- The club of the laid off (25 min.) -- The design (6 min.) -- Disc jockey (10 min.) -- The last theft (21 min.) -- The pied piper of Hamelin (55 min.) -- Riddles for a candy (8 min.) -- The vanished world of gloves (16 min.). 152 min. DVD 6161

Madame Tutli-Putli (Canada, 2007)
Directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski. In this innovative animated feature Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. Adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense. 17 min. DVD 8771
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[Munroe, Grant]Cut-Up: the Films of Grant Munro (2003)
Features Grant Munro animated classics like Three Blind Mice, Two Bagatelles, Christmas Cracker, Toys, The Animal Movie and the amazing pixilated masterpiece Neighbours. Also included are hilarious live-action films as well as two "lost" Grant Munro and Norman McLaren collaborations. Special features include interviews with Grant. Contents: Three blind mice -- On the farm -- Neighbours -- Two bagatelles -- Ballot-o-maniac -- Six and seven-eighths -- Christmas cracker -- Canon -- The animal movie -- Toys -- Ashes of doom -- Boo hoo -- McLaren on McLaren. 110 min. DVD 3876
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1933)
Directed by Tim Burton. Voices of: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page. This stop-motion animated feature tells the story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, who decides to bring the magic of Christmas back to Halloween Town. Special features: Deleted scenes and animated sequences; the making of the film; storyboard to film comparison; still frame gallery of concept art and character designs (over 450 images); audio commentary by director Henry Selick; original theatrical trailers and posters; and Tim Burton's early films: Vincent [and] Frankenweenie, the uncut version. 76 min. DVD 4027
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The Nose (Le Nez) (France, 1963)
Directed by Alexander Alexeieff. Fantastic pictures animated on the pinboard capture without words the scene and spirit of Nicolai Gogol's celebrated short story set in 19th century Russia. This best known of the Alexeieff & Parker films, critics have written, is "full of art and poetry" and "should be seen more than once for a full awareness of its artistry." 11 min. (With Alexeieff at the Pinboard, & Night on Bald Mountain). 999:3047
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[O'Brien, Willis]Willis O'Brien: The Man Who Made Kong
Willis O'Brien's 1920's stop-frame animation with figures which illustrate animation techniques leading up to the creation of King Kong. Dinosaur and missing link. -- Morpheus Mike. -- RFD 10,000 BC. -- Prehistoric poultry. -- Ghost of slumber mountain. -- Creation. Video/C 999:596

Prometheus' Garden
Prometheus' garden: Claymation story inspired by the Greek myth of Prometheus, a Titan who created the first mortals from clay and stole fire from the gods. In Prometheus' Garden the viewer is immersed in a cinematic universe unlike any other. The dark and magical images of this haunting film unfold in a dreamlike stream of consciousness revealing an unlikely cast of clay characters engaged in a violent struggle for survival. In Luck of a Foghorn, animation, home movies, and documentary cinematography unfold with a dreamlike symphonic score by Laird Dixon, taking viewers behind the scenes of the making of Bickford's animated masterpiece, Prometheus' Garden. Animation, Bruce Bickford. 1988. 28 min. DVD X293

Puppet Masters (Various, 1934-1953)
Mascot (aka. Puppet love), Ladislas Starevitch (1934, b&w, 22 min.): Tells the story of a toy dog who comes to life and, in search of an orange for his sick mistress, wanders in the streets of Paris and into a goblin's ball. A macabre film produced in incredible detail in still-frame puppet animation. Song of the Prairie, Jiri Trinka (1952, col., 19 min.): A puppet film spoof of the genre musical western film, full of wit and satire. King Midas, Ray Harryhausen (1953, col., 12 min.): A puppet film of the story of King Midas and the golden touch, telling how the king learns that greed can bring unhappiness. 54 min. 999:2212

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Atkinson, M. "The night countries of the Brothers Quay." Film Comment v. 30 (September/October 1994) p. 36-8+
Buchan, Suzanne H. "The Quay Brothers: Choreographed Chiaroscuro, Enigmatic and Sublime." Film Quarterly, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 2-15, Spring 1998. UC users only
Romney, J. "The Same dark drift" [the animation of the Brothers Quay]. Sight & Sound v. ns1 (March 1992) p. 24-7
Rose, James. "Stephen and Timothy Quay." Senses of Cinema

The Brothers Quay Collection (1984-1993)
The Brothers Quay (Stephen and Timothy) create puppet animation, where decaying dolls, primitive machinery, and other found objects interact in an expressionist world of ultra-reality. Contents: Ten astonishing short films: The cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (14 min., 1984) -- The epic of Gilgamesh (11 min., 1985) -- Street of crocodiles (21 min., 1986) -- Rehearsals for extinct anatomies (14 min., 1988) -- Dramolet (Stille Nacht I) (1 min., 1988) -- The comb (From the Museums of Sleep) (17 min., 1991) -- De Artificiali Perspectiva or Anamorphosis (15 min., 1991) -- Are we still married? (Stille Nacht II) (3 min., 1991) / Music by His Name is Alive -- Tales from the Vienna Woods (Stille Nacht III) (3 min.) (1992) -- Can't go wrong without you (Stille Nacht IV, 3 min.). 104 min. DVD 3227; vhs 999:2196

Phantom Museums: Short Films of the Quay Brothers
A collection of classic short films of puppet animation by the Quay Brothers, plus a collection of "footnotes" that includes commentaries, interviews, alternative versions, and unrealized projects. Disc 1. The films: The cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984) ; This unnameable little broom (Epic of Gilgamesh) (1985) ; Street of crocodiles (1986) ; Rehearsals for extinct anatomies (1987) ; Stillenact I (Dramolet) (1988) ; The comb (1990) ; Anamorphosis (1991) ; Stillenacht II (Are we still married?) (1992) ; Stillenacht III (Tales from Vienna Woods) (1993) ; Stillenacht IV (Can't go wrong without you) (1994) ; In absentia (2000) ; The phantom museum (2003) -- Disc. 2. The footnotes. DVD 8143

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Alice (Neco z Alenky) (Czechoslovakia / Switzerland / UK / West Germany, 1988)
Directed by Jan Svankmajer. Alice is sitting in her room full of toys reading Lewis Carroll's story, during which she too is carried off to Wonderland. As she follows the elusive White Rabbit so begins this dream expedition into the landscape of childhood, combining techniques of animation, puppet theatre and live action. English version. 86 min. 999:1554
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Faust (Czech Republic / France / UK, 1994)
Directed by Jan Svankmajer. An Everyman lured off the streets of Prague finds himself becoming Faust and entering a world of mind-boggling magic and strange encounters. He summons up Mephisto, makes his awful pact and is plunged into a world of laughing devils, dreams and nightmares. Film is a profoundly imaginative combination of live-action, claymation, puppet-theatre, stop-motion animation and special effects. English language version. 93 min. DVD 467; VHS 999:1594
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Jan Svankmajer, Alchemist of the Surreal.
Five works of the master Czech animator showing his use of a wide assortment of techniques expressed through clay, painting, puppets, trick photography and a crazy assortment of objects, food shots, living creatures and cartoons. Dimensions of Dialogue (1986, 12 min.): A confrontation between two heads, one shaped out of vegetables and one shaped out of kitchen utensils, leads to a new head made of chopped-up food. The Last Trick (1964, 12 min.): Svankmajer's first film which fuses animation and live-action as two rival magicians do battle on a small stage. Punch and Judy (1966, 8 min.): An intriguing look at the traditional Punch and Judy story as depicted through two puppets who try to escape from exquisitely decorated coffins. Et cetra (1966, 8 min.): A film in which three individual drawings--a pair of wings, a whip and a house--come to life on their paper to tell their own stories. Jabberwocky (1971, 14 min.): an eerie interpretation of the Lewis Caroll poem with a brilliant rendition of dancing children's toys and clothing inspired by a child's imagination. 60 minutes total running time. 999:2108

Svankmajer, Volume 2. (1965-1990)
Animated shorts by Jan Svankmajer. Six works by the master Czech animator who has fascinated audiences with his bizarre transformations of objects and beings. In Jabberwocky (1971, 14 min.) he interprets Lewis Carroll's verse as a last magical adventure before adulthood. J.S. Bach: Fantasia in G Minor (1965, 9 min.) probes the mystery of the real with the great composer's help. Domestic mayhem is on the menu in Punch and Judy (1966, 10 min.), while Leonardo's Diary (1972, 12 min.) transports the Renaissance polymath to the 20th century. The Ossuary (1970, 10 min.) tours the ultimate bone-yard, a monument to the Black Death. And in The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990, 10 min.) Svankmajer hammers an animated nail in the coffin of Czech communism. 65 minutes total running time. 999:2178

The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer: The Early Years, Vol. 1 (1965-1980)
Utilizing a delirious combination of puppets, humans, stop-motion animation and live action, Svankmajer's films conjure up a dreamlike universe that is at once dark, macabre, witty and perversely visceral. This is a collection of his short works produced between 1965 and 1980. Contents: The fall of the House of Usher (1980, 15 min.) -- A game with stones (1965, 9 min.) -- Et cetera (1966, 7 min.) -- Punch and Judy (1966, 10 min.) -- The flat (1968, 13 min.) -- Picnic with Weissmann (1969, 13 min.) -- A quiet week in the house (1969, 19 min.). 86 min. DVD 6298

The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer: The Years, Vol. 2 (1982-1992)
Utilizing a delirious combination of puppets, humans, stop-motion animation and live action, Svankmajer's films conjure up a dreamlike universe that is at once dark, macabre, witty and perversely visceral. This is a collection of his short works produced between 1982 and 1992. Contents: Dimensions of dialogue (1982, 12 min.) -- Down to the cellar (1983, 15 min.) -- The pendulum, the pit and hope (1983, 16 min.) -- Meat love (1988, 1 min.) -- Flora (1989, 20 sec.) -- The death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990, 15 min.) -- Food (1992, 17 min.). 76 min. DVD 6299

Conspirators of Pleasure (Spiklenci slasti) (Czech Republic / Switzerland / UK, 1963)
Director, Jan Svankmajer. "Conspirators of Pleasure" is a partially animated, surreal comedy without dialog, about six ordinary if somewhat seedy individuals who obsessively and painstakingly prepare their sexual "feasts" which usually involve bizarre, homemade autoerotic contraptions. 97 min. DVD 1674
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Faust (Czech Republic / France / UK, 1994)
Directed by Jan Svankmajer. An Everyman lured off the streets of Prague finds himself becoming Faust and entering a world of mind-boggling magic and strange encounters. He summons up Mephisto, makes his awful pact and is plunged into a world of laughing devils, dreams and nightmares. Film is a profoundly imaginative combination of live-action, claymation, puppet-theatre, stop-motion animation and special effects. English language version. 93 min. DVD 467; VHS 999:1594
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Lunacy (Sílení)(Czech Republic / Slovakia, 2005)
Director, Jan Svankmajer. Cast: Pavel Liska, Jan Triska, Anna Geislerova, Jaroslav Dusek, Martin Huba, Pavel Novy, Stano Danciak. In (supposedly) nineteenth-century rural France, a young man named Jean Berlot becomes caught up in the nightmarish world of a mysterious, decadent Marquis, orgiastic black masses, "therapeutic" funerals and an asylum with a smorgasbord of macabre treatments and tarred-and-feathered doctors. Features Svankmajer's usual mix of live action and stop-motion animation.
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The Ossuary: and Other Tales /
Director, Jan Svankmajer. Posledni trik pana Schwarcewalldea a pana Edgara = The last trick (1964, 11 min.) -- Don Sanche = Don Juan (1970, 31 min.) -- Zahrada = The garden (1968, 19 min.) -- Historia naturae, suita = Historia naturae (1967, 9 min.) -- Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia G-moll = Johann Sebastian Bach (1965, 10 min.) -- Kostnice = The ossuary (1970, 10 min.) -- Otrantsky zamek = The Otrants Castle (1973-1979, 17 min.) -- Tma/Svetlo/Tma = Darkness light darkness (1989, 8 min.) -- Muzne hry = Manly games (1988, 12 min.) The last trick: two magicians compete attempting to out-do each other in an escalating competition. Don Juan: chronicles the life of the title character. The garden: a man visits a friend in his garden and discovers some unusual practices. Historia naturae: a study of various animal species. Johann Sebastian Bach: an array of visual images accompany a pianist playing a piece by Bach. The ossuary: a journey around the Sedlec Ossuary, a monument made of the skeletons of thousands of Black Death victims. The Otrants Castle: a documentary-style story of a castle. Darkness light darkness: the component parts of a human body go about reconstructing themselves into a whole. Manly games: a spectator becomes drawn into an especially violent game of football. A collection of short films produced 1964-1989. 127 min. DVD 6761

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East German Puppet Animation (DEFA Studios)

Die Trick-Fabrik : DEFA-Animationsfilme 1955-1990 / Ralf Schenk, Sabine Scholze (Red.) ; mit Beitragen von Jorg Herrmann ... [et al.]. Berlin : Bertz, c2003. (MAIN: PN1999.D4 T75 2003)

Der Arme Mullerbursch und das Katzchen (1971)
Directed by Helmut Barkowsky, Lothar Barke. In this animated film of a Grimm's fairy tale a miller wants to retire and tells his three mill hands that the one who can bring him the best horse will get the mill. Two of the mill hands try to cheat but honest Hans meets a tabby cat who promises if Hans will be his servant for seven years that he will be rewarded with a wonderful horse. Hans if faithful to his promise and not only gets the horse and the mill but the hand of a princess as well. In German; PAL format. 51 min. 999:2614

Aschenbrödel: Die schonsten Marchenfilme (In German, 1954)
Six films by the early German experimental animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger, presenting animations of well-known fables and fairy tales. Lotte Reiniger developed the art of using silhouettes in film during the 1920s. These current films were developed in Great Britain where she had immigrated prior to World War II. Contents: Aschenbrodel (Cinderella) / Brothers Grimm -- Daumelinchen (Thumbelina) / H. C. Andersen -- Hansel und Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) / Brothers Grimm -- Der Heuschreck und die Ameise (Grasshopper and the ant) nach "Grille und die Ameise" / Jean de Lafontaine -- Die drei Wunsche (Three wishes) / Brothers Grimm -- Das tapfere Schneiderlein (Brave little tailor) / Brothers Grimm. PAL format; in German. 60 min. Video/C 8416

Das Birnenmädchen (Pear Girl) (1988)
Directed by Horst J. Tappert. Animated puppet films of German fairy tales. A poor farmer who must give the king three baskets of pears yearly does not have enough pears so he places his daughter in one of the baskets. The prince discovers her and falls in love but the King does not approve so he gives the pear girl an almost impossible task. In German without subtitles. PAL format. 22 min. 999:2620

Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten (Musicians of Bremen) (1987)
Directed by Peter Pohler. Animated puppet film of German fairy tales. Musicians of Bremen: Four old animals, who are no longer wanted by their masters, leave their homes to form a group of town musicians and along the way unwittingly disband a company of robbers. Based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. In German without subtitles. PAL format. 92 min. 999:2616

Dornröschen (Briar Rose) (1987)
Directed by Peter Pohler. Animated puppet film of German fairy tales. Musicians of Bremen: Four old animals, who are no longer wanted by their masters, leave their homes to form a group of town musicians and along the way unwittingly disband a company of robbers. Based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. In German without subtitles. PAL format. 92 min. 999:2616

Es waren einmal drei Schwestern (Once Upon a Time There Were Three Sisters) (1988)
Directed by Katja Georgi. Animated puppet films of German fairy tales. Three sisters, one after the other, come to a spring which is in reality an enchanted young man who can only be transformed by marriage. All three of the girls give him their word, but only one keeps her promise. In German without subtitles. PAL format. 17 min. 999:2620

Das gestohlene Gesicht (Crystal Ball) (1977)
Directed by Lothar Barke. Animated puppet films of German fairy tales. An animated film of a Grimm's fairy tale. A young man hears that in the Castle of the Golden Sun is an enchanted Princess awaiting a deliverer so he sets off for the castle. Along the way he outsmarts two giants to gain a wishing hat, and instantly wishes himself at the castle. There he finds the princess but she is old and wrinkled and tells him that she will return to her youthful state if he can retrieve a crystal ball hidden in an egg. He manages, after many adventures to retrieve the ball, restore the princess to her former beauty and becomes king of the Castle of the Golden Sun. In German without subtitles. PAL format. 33 min. 999:2622

Die kluge Bauerntochter (Peasant's Wise Daughter) (1983)
Directed by Monika Anderson. Animated puppet films of German fairy tales. The daughter of a poor man successfully solves three riddles posed by the king to become his bride. When he tires of her and sends her home, he allows her to take her most cherished possession so she takes the king to her peasant's farmhouse while he is sleeping. Based on fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. In German without subtitles. PAL format. 20 min. 999:2619

Die Schöne und das Tier (Beauty and the Beast) (East Germany, 1976)
Producers, Horst Philipp, Manfred Jahne, Anita Uebe, Helga Kurth. Animated puppet film of German fairy tales. Beauty and the beast: Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast. Based on the story by Jeane-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. In German without subtitles. PAL format. 24 min. 999:2617
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Die Schwarze Burg (Black Castle) (1976)
Directed by Barbara Eckhold. Animated puppet film of German fairy tales. A soldier returns home to find his village has changed: A monster who lives in an old castle is terrorizing the village and when he discovers that his fiancee is a captive in the castle, he decides to deal with the monster. In German without subtitles. PAL format. 17 min. 999:2617
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Das Tapfere Schneiderlein (Brave Little Tailor) (1964)
Directed by Kurt Weiler. Animated puppet films of German fairy tales. A tailor inscribes on his belt his deed of killing seven with one blow, so the king engages him to drive off the kingdom's enemies. Based on fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. In German without subtitles. PAL format. 31 min. 999:2619

Urwaldmarchen (Jungle Fairy Tale) (1977)
Directed by Katja Georgi. Animated puppet films of German fairy tales. A timid young dragon makes friends with a peasant boy who asks the dragon to help him restore a bird to a princess. Together they fight the evil witch to rescue the princess' bird, and in the battle the young dragon gains confidence in himself. In German without titles. PAL format. 15 min. 999:2621

Vom faulen Töpfer und dem fleißigen Wäscher (Concerning the Lazy Potter and the Industrious Laundryman.) (East Germany, 1977)
Directed by Katja Georgi. Animated puppet films of German fairy tales. A timid young dragon ma The lazy potter was very envious of the industrious laundryman so he sets out to ruin his reputation with the king by reporting that the laundryman is so clever he can make a grey elephant white. When the king makes his demand the laundryman turns the tables by demanding he be supplied with a pot large enough to hold an elephant. In German without subtitles. PAL format. 15 min. 999:2621
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Without Words: Classic Animation from East Germany (1975-1990)DEFA animation No. 1
Sixteen short animated films produced by the East German DEFA Animation Studio. Early films were intended for a younger audience but during the 1970's and 80s animation films were created for older audiences with topics relating to the political atmosphere in the GDR. It is interesting when one considers the biting satire in these animated films, usually displaying the discrepances between the socialist ideal and the realities of the GDR, that some of these films avoided censorship. Contents: Drum beat = Paukenschlag / director, Otto Sacher (1975, 4 min.) -- Stars & flowers = Stern & Blume / Otto Sacher (1979, 3 min.) -- Asinine: the rescue = Die Rettung / Sieglinde Hamacher (1980, 5 min.) -- Loneliness = Einsamkeit / Otto Sacher (1980, 2 min.) -- Seven rights of the viewer = Sieben Rechte des Zuschauers / Peter MiBbach (1980, 1 min.) -- Variants = Varianten / Klaus Georgi (1980, 3 min.) -- Mr. Daff is taking a picture = Herr Daff macht eineFilmaufnahme / Klaus Georgi (1981, 3 min.) -- Hello = Hallo / Hans Moser, Thomas Rosie (1984, 6 min.) -- Consequence = Konsequenz / Klaus Georgi (1987, 2 min.) -- Belly and soul = Bauch und Seele / Klaus Georgi (1988, 8 min.) -- Breakdown = Panne / Klaus Georgi, Lutz Stutzner (1988, 3 min.) -- Solution = Losung / Sieglinde Hamacher (1988, 3 min.) -- Full circle = Kreis / Klaus Georgi (1989, 4 min.) -- Monument = Das Monument / Klaus Georgi, Lutz Stutzner (1989, 4 min.) -- Sunday = Sonntag / Klaus Georgi, Lutz Stutzner (1990, 3 min.) -- Island joke = Inselwitz / Lutz Stutzner (1990, 3 min.). 57 min. 999:2763

Zwergnase (Dwarf Nose) (1985)
Director, Katja Georgi. An animated puppet film of a German fairy tale. After unwisely insulting a disagreeable old woman in the market, Jacob is persuaded to help carry her purchases home and unknowingly falls under a spell that lasts seven years and drastically changes his appearance. In German; PAL format. 38 min. 999:2615

Representations of Ethnic Groups in Animated Films

Included in the collections below are the Warner Brothers "Censored 11"-- a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were withheld from syndication by United Artists in 1968. United Artists owned the distribution rights to the Associated Artists Productions library at that time, and decided to pull these eleven cartoons from broadcast because they are based on racist depictions of African Americans and are deemed too offensive for contemporary audiences. The cartoons are: Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land (DVD 2440); Sunday Go to Meetin' Time (DVD 2443); Clean Pastures (DVD 9356); Uncle Tom's Bungalow (DVD 9357); Jungle Jitters (DVD 2444); The Isle of Pingo Pongo (DVD 9356); All This and Rabbit Stew (DVD 2444); Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (DVD 2441); Tin Pan Alley Cats (DVD 2443); Angel Puss (DVD 9357); and Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears (DVD 2441) [Wikipedia]

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Black Anthology Cartoons. Vol. 1 (1937-1947)
Contents: Uncle Tom's cabana (1947, 9 min.) -- Uncle Tom's bungalow (1937, 8 min.) -- Eliza on ice (1944, 6 min.) -- It happened to Caruso (1938, 7 min.) -- Vodoo in Harlem (1938, 7 min.) -- Popeye ala mode (1945, 7 min.) -- Swing wedding (1937, 8 min.) A collection of seven stereotypical cartoons of Afro-Americans produced in the '30's and '40's. Includes parodies of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and of Jack Benny with appearances by cartoon characters Mighty Mouse, Popeye and Bosko.

Uncle Tom's Cabana: Uncle Tom went from cabin to cabana to ward off the mortage. Little Eva (now grown up) saves Tom's cabin with her singing and seductive sexiness. Uncle Tom's bungalow: Topsy and Little Eva buy Uncle Tom from Simon Legree's Used Slave Co., but can't keep up the payments. Topsy and Eva do a color switch under Legree's whip as Eliza saves the day. Eliza on ice: Uncle Tom starts the race with Simon Legree chasing Eliza. Mighty Mouse rescues Eliza. It happened to Caruso: Weschester, the vegitarian cannibal, becomes Robinson Caruso's Man Friday (Jack Benny's cloned voice). Caruso kills a tiger with his violining. Vodoo in Harlem: Cannibals singing after hours in Walter Lantz's animation studio. Popeye ala mode: Popeye checks into a cannibal hotel, but has trouble checking out as the cannibals have Popeye over for dinner..err..as dinner. Swing wedding: Lots of jazz and Cab Calloway music done by Frogs right out of MGM's Bosko cartoons. 60 min. 999:2140

Black Anthology Cartoons. Vol. 2 (1930's)
Contents: The old house (1936, 10 min.) -- Bosko's Easter eggs (1937, 8 min.) -- Bosko and the pirates (1937, 8 min.) -- Bosko and the cannibals (1937, 10 min.) -- Bosko in Bagdad (1938, 10 min.) -- Bosko the doughboy (1931, 7 min.) -- Old anything (1931, 6 min.). A collection of seven stereotypical cartoons of Afro-Americans produced in the 1930s starring Warner Bros.' first cartoon star, Bosko. Created by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising he was featured from 1929-1933.

The Old house: Classic haunted house adventure with Bosko, Bruno (dog) and his honey, Honey. Bosko's Easter eggs: Bruno breaks the eggs Bosko wuz deliverin ta Honey. Bosko and the pirates: Boskos' imagination ends him up on a frog pirate ship where the pirate frogs try ta git Boskos' cookies. Captain Frog makes Bosko walk the plank...or...that is rather...tap dance the plank. Bosko and the cannibals: Boskos' imagination puts him in a jungle full of cannibal cookie eating frogs that try to get his cookies. Bosko in Bagdad: "Who dat" sequence gets Bosko a flying carpet that whisks him and the genie Frog to Bagdad. The Bagdad frogs tempt Bosko with tap dancing, watermellons and castor oil to get his cookies. Bosko the Doughboy: Pre-MGM Bosko. Bosko is bored with the war until the enemy shoots Boskos' photo of Honey. Then he goes into action with violent results. Old anything: Bosko builds a building with the help of some Mickey Mouse clones. During the construction there are detached heads, ears, stomachs, etc. 60 min. 999:2141

Black Anthology Cartoons. Vol. 3 (1934-1946)
Contents: Scrub me Mama with a boogie beat (1941, 7 min.) -- John Henry and the Inky Poo (1945, 8 min.) -- Jasper in a jam (1946, 7 min.) -- Rasslin' match (1934, 11 min.) -- The lion tamer (1934, 9 min.) -- The early worm gets the bird (1940, 8 min.) -- The little broadcast (1943, 8 min.). Includes puppetoons by George Pal, two features staring Amos n' Andy, Charlie Barnet and his orchestra and vocals by Peggy Lee. Scrub me Mama with a boogie beat: Lazy Town is the sexiest, most racist and foot-stompinist laundry mat in the country. John Henry and the Inky Poo: Puppetoon by George Pal. The steel drivin man John Henry shows...if you have a mind, you can do anything. Jasper in a Jam: Great jazz music video with Little Jasper caught in a pawnshop at midnight. Features Charlie Barnet and Orchestra with vocals by Peggy Lee. Rasslin' match: The 1st of only two Amos 'n' Andy cartoons. Since Taxi servicing is slow King-Pin gets Andy into a rasslin match. Amos seems to be in more pain than Andy watching Andy get hurt. Lion tamer: The 2nd of only two Amos 'n' Andy cartoons. Kingpin gets Andy a job as a lion tamer for a local circus. The deal wuz the lion wuz supposed to be two guys in a lion suit... Early worm gets the bird: Three little "Black Birds" are sent to bed by "Mammy Black Bird," but one wants to get the worm early and gets more than he expected. Little broadcast: A George Pal puppetoon where the Great Maestro gets to conduct more than he can compose himself to. 60 min. 999:2142

Black Toons

Vol. 1: A warning to vandals and hoodlums [theater announcement] -- Trailers for Blackboard jungle, Go, Johnny, go, Rock, rock rock -- Uncle Tom's caba?na (1947) -- Uncle Tom's bungalow (1937) -- Mighty Mouse in Eliza on the Ice (1944) -- Coal Black and de sebben dwarfs (1943) -- It happened to Crusoe (1941) -- Pop-Pie ala mode (1945) -- Swing wedding (1937). Bonus selections: Weird cartoons: Bambi meets Godzilla, Betty Boop in Crazy town; You auto lay an egg ; [excerpt from It's a bird with Charles Bowers] ; Small fry ; Frogland ; Cobweb hotel) ; Munster's TV episode Mar. 18, 1965: Far out, Munsters. A collection of animated films from the 1930s and 1940s which feature caricatures and stereotypes of blacks. Most are very racist with nasty stereotypes. Some wild rhythm & blues, jazz groups and music parodies. In "Swing Wedding" a wild eye'd hipster "shoots-up" with his trumpet valve as a hypo while Fats Waller, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Ethel Waters and the Mills Brothers are impersonated! DVD 9355

Vol. 2: The early worm gets the bird (1940) -- September in the rain (1937) -- Jungle Jitters (1938) -- The Isle of Pingo Pongo (1938) -- Life begins for Andy Panda (1939) -- Africa squeaks (1940) -- All this and rabbit stew (1941) -- Have you got any castles (1938) -- Goofy groceries (1941) -- Scrub me Mama with a boogie beat (1941) -- Clean pastures (1937) -- Goldilocks and the jivin' bears (1944) A collection of animated films from the 1930s and 1940s which feature caricatures and stereotypes of blacks. In September in the rain much of the cartoon features characters in blackface in a satire of then-contemporary culture including Al Jolson, Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong. The Isle of Pingo Pongo is a parody of 1930s travelogues full of black stereotypes and swinging "jungle music." In Africa squeaks Porky Pig, Spencer Tracy, Kay Kaiser and Jerry Colonna are swinging with the natives in "Darkest Africa." In Clean pastures Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, The Mills Brothers and others are caricatured doing their part to take swing music out of the hands of the devil and use it to save souls with the magic of jazz and boogie-woogie. DVD 9356

Vol. 3: Little black Sambo (1935) -- Uncle Tom and Little Eva (1932) -- Fresh hare (1942) -- Sunday go to meetin' time (1936) -- Uncle Tom's bungalow (1937) -- Angel puss (944) -- Confederate honey (1940) -- Little ol' Bosko and the cannibals (1937) -- Pop-pie a la mode (1945) -- Voodoo in Harlem (1938) -- Tin Pan Alley cats (1943). A collection of animated films from the 1930s and 1940s which feature caricatures and stereotypes of blacks. In Fresh hare Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny do a minstrel show, complete with black-face. Sunday go to meetin' time features excellent gospel and jazz music mixed with black stereotypes. Uncle Tom's bunglow is a spoof of the book Uncle Tom's Cabin. Confederate honey is a parody of "Gone with the Wind," with Elmer Fudd playing Ned Cutler (Rhett Butler in the real movie). Little ol' Bosko and the cannibals features a frog that sounds like Louis Armstrong, plus other frog caricatures of famous black musicians like Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson portrayed as cannibals! In Pop-Pie al la mode, Popeye is shipwrecked on an island inhabited by cannibals who view him as their next meal! DVD 9357

Vol. 4: Jasper and the haunted house (1942) -- Bosko shipwrecked (1931) -- The stupidstitious cat (1947) -- Suddenly it's Spring (1944) -- Porky's ant (1941) -- The lost dream (1949) -- Outdoor indore (1928) -- Flop goes the weasel (1934) -- Robinson Crusoe Jr. (1941) -- Talking magpies (1946) -- Swiss cheese family Robinson (1947) -- Ali-Baba bound (1940) A collection of animated films from the 1930s and 1940s which feature caricatures and stereotypes of blacks. The stupidstitious cat is a parody of the famous "Jack Benny Program" with a black crow playing the part of "Rochester" (who was black and played a stereotypical black role on the Jack Benny Program.) In Outdoor indore Felix joins the circus and travels to India. Flop goes the weasel features a very black stereotype of "Mammy" portrayed by a large hen giving birth to a baby chick. Robinson Crusoe Jr. stars Porky Pig against African natives. The talking magpies is the first screen appearance of cartoon characters Heckle and Jeckle. Swiss Cheese family Robinson features Mighty Mouse who saves a mouse family from jungle cannibals. In Ali-Baba bound Porky Pig battles extremist Muslims; one has a bomb on his head in place of a turban.

Blaxploitation Cartoon Festival.
A series of 8 short animated "racist" cartoons featuring blackfaced caricatures. Includes Amos n' Andy, Jungle Jitters, Scrub me Mama, Little black Sambo. 50 min. Video 999:425

Cartoon Collection, V
Cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s showing the pervasiveness of racial and ethnic stereotypes. In addition to cartoons, the video includes sing-alongs, intermission trailers and an animated preview of Snow White. Contents: "Any Bonds Today?" (sung by Bugs Bunny)--"Let's Sing with Popeye": Excerpts from the first Popeye cartoon and Popeye sings 'I'm Popeye the sailor man.' -- "Plane Dumb" (Tom and Jerry)-- "Porky's Hare Hunt" -- Trailer for "Snow White" --"Minnie's Yoo Hoo" (sung by Mickey Mouse): Sing-a-long to the lyrics on the screen as Mickey Mouse directs the Mickey Mouse Club theme song. --"Little Black Sambo": Little Sambo plays pranks with a dog striped like a tiger. -- "Porky's pooch": A hungry mutt barges into Porky Pig's suite. His wit and charm fail to move Porky so he threatens to jump off the ledge, tricking Porky into taking him in. -- "Joe Glow the firefly": A firefly with a miner's lighted helmet explores a camper's tent and the various people-sized items that, from his perspective, are gigantic. -- "Porky's movie mystery": In this parody of the "Mr. Moto" series, a mysterious phantom is causing trouble at the Warner Bros Studios. The police call in Mr. Motto (Porky Pig) to investigate. -- "The Lone Stranger and Porky": When Porky is held up by a villain the Lone Stranger comes to his rescue and in the middle of the fight, the Stranger's horse Silver falls in love with the villains' horse. -- Intermission public service announcement against pay and cable TV plus six ads for popcorn and candy in the lobby -- "Japoteurs": Early animated Superman episode involving the hijacking of a giant American bomber by Japanese saboteurs. -- "John Henry": A cartoon version of the tale of John Henry, the great steel-driving worker who competes with a steam drill. -- "Congo jazz" --"I'll be glad when you're dead you rascal you" (Betty Boop with Louis Armstrong and his orchestra) -- "Snap Happy" (Little Lulu)-- "Jungle jive" (pianist, Bob Zurke). 999:2143

Cartoon Scandals: A Study of Violence, Racism and Sex in Cartoons
By today's standards, many of these 1930s-1940s cartoons are now considered too risque or offensive by TV censors and have been edited or banned from TV. This collection features some of these rare classic cartoons in their original, uncut, uncensored versions. Concludes with the animated short by Lenny Bruce, "Thank you, mask man," a gay parody on the Lone Ranger saga. Contents: [Bugs Bunny in war bond public announcement] -- Daffy: the commando -- Scrub me, mama, with a boggie beat -- Tokio jokio -- Sheep shape -- All this and rabbit stew -- Three little kittens (a Jungle Jinks cartoon) -- Eleventh hour (Superman) -- Be human (Betty Boop) -- Little Black Sambo -- The mad doctor (Mickey Mouse) -- Jungle jitters -- Uncle Tom and Little Eva (Jungle Jinks cartoon) -- Thank you, mask man / by Lenny Bruce. 93 min. DVD 2444

Coonskin (1975)
Written and directed by Ralph Bakshi. This outrageous, original film about the status of blacks in America is told with live-action and animation vignettes, the best of which are sly parodies of the stories from Disney and Uncle Remus' Song of the South and Kim Basinger's Cool World. This allegorical tale follows the exploits of a black rabbit who comes from the rural South to New York and ends up dealing drugs in Harlem. Released in 1974, it was accused of being racist and withdrawn by its distributor within a week of its release. 90 min. 999:2144
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A History of Racist Animation
Contents: Film excerpts: Chinese laundry blues -- Rasslin' match (Amos n' Andy) -- Hittin' the trail to Hallelujah Land -- Pickaninny blues -- Scrub me, mama, with a boggie beat -- All this and rabbit stew -- Little Black Sambo -- John Henry -- Jasper in the haunted house -- Bosko shipwrecked -- Jungle jazz-- Robinson Crusoe, Jr. -- Jungle jitters -- Shanty where Santy Claus lives -- Musical Lulu -- Have you got any castles? -- Ducktators -- Japoteurs (Superman) -- You're a sap, Mr. Jap (Popeye) -- Ali Baba bound -- Popeye meets Ali Baba -- Timid toreador -- Porky's garden -- Daffy duckaroo -- Molly Moo Cow and the Indians -- Hell bent for election (1944, F.D. Roosevelt political cartoon).

Presents historical commentary and excerpts from a cross section of cartoons, once seen as harmless, but now perceived as racist stereotypes. Rare footage includes "Chinese Laundry Blues" (poking fun at both Chinese and Jews), George Pal's "John Henry," the incredibly racist "Pickaninny Blues," complete with shuffling Negroes being sold on the auction block, as well as Walter Lantz's "Scrub me, mama, with a boogie beat," Bosco, Amos n' Andy, Little Black Sambo as well as American propaganda cartoons from World War II. Consists primarily of excerpts from films originally issued between 1930-1950. DVD 2440

Politically Incorrect Cartoons
Contents: Swing wedding -- Old mill pond -- Tin Pan alley cats -- Scrub me, mama, with a boggie beat -- Boogie woogie man -- Jasper's in a jam -- Jasper and the beanstalk (Jack and the beanstalk tale) -- Jasper and the haunted house -- Hot lips Jasper -- Sliphorn King of Polaroo -- Ham's that couldn't be cured -- Saturday evening puss (Tom & Jerry) -- Goldilocks and the jivin' bears (Three bears tale) -- Clean pastures -- Three little bops (Three little pigs tale) -- Coal black and de sebben dwarfs (Sleeping beauty tale). Credits: Producers/directors, Walter Lantz, George Pal [et al].

Collection of rare and obscure cartoons with a jazz oriented theme (which means lots of characters with big lips and natural riddem). Includes several of George Pal's hard to find "Jasper" Puppetoons, "Tin Pan Alleycats" (a fave with its Salvador Dali style landscapes) and Tom & Jerry with that black maid you never see anymore. DVD 2441

Racist Warner Bros. Cartoons
Sunday go to meetin' time -- Confederate honey -- All this and rabbit stew -- Bugs Bunny nips the nips -- Angel puss -- Goldilocks and the jivin' bears (Three bears tale) -- [Bugs Bunny in war bond public announcement] -- Coal black and de sebben dwarfs (Sleeping beauty tale) -- Clean pastures -- Tin Pan alley cats -- Scrap happy -- Ductators -- Tokio jokio.

Watch Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other Warner Bros. cartoon characters poke fun at racial minorities in this ultra-rare collection of racist cartoons that will never be seen on TV. 91 min. DVD 2443

Romeo in Rhythm(1940)
Directed by Rudolf Ising. "...this is a subdued, one might even say sweet, tribute to black music and culture. A sort of animated CARMEN JONES, if you like. While the principal players being caricatured as crows might bring howls of "racism" now, one can easily forgive such a practice in this cartoon--indeed, it seems perfectly logical. One would expect crows, if they could talk, sing and dance, to put on a show such as this." [Home For Orphan Toons ] Included on DVD 8479

Uncle Tom's Bungalow [animated cartoon]
Directed by Tex Avery, 1937. Topsy and Little Eva buy Uncle Tom from Simon Legree's Used Slave Co., but can't keep up the payments. Topsy and Eva do a color switch under Legree's whip as Eliza saves the day. 999:2140

Uncle Tom's Cabana [animated cartoon]
Directed by Tex Avery, 1947. Uncle Tom's Cabana: Uncle Tom went from cabin to cabana to ward off the mortage. Little Eva (now grown up) saves Tom's cabin with her singing and seductive sexiness. Video Disc 152; VHS 999:2140

[Uncle Tom's Cabin] Eliza on Ice (animated, 1944)
Uncle Tom starts the race with Simon Legree chasing Eliza. Mighty Mouse rescues Eliza. 6 min. 999:2140

Weird Cartoons. Vol. 1
Includes such racists "gems" of the 1930's and 40's as Little Black Sambo / Castle Films presents ; produced by Celebrity Pictures ; animated by U.B. Iwerks (ca. 8 min.) -- Scrub me mama with a boogie beat / A Universal Picture ; a Walter Lantz production ; artists, Alex Covy, Frank Tipper ; story, Ben Hardaway ; words and music, Don Daye (ca. 6 min.) 999:2193

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Animated Propaganda and Advertising

Shull, Michael S. Doing their bit : wartime American animated short films, 1939-1945 / by Michael S. Shull and David E. Wilt. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1987. (Main Stack D743.23.S541 1987)

Animated Soviet Propaganda.

American Imperialists. Racism, unemployment, aggression, excess -- the USSR's animation studios frequently took aim at these aspects of American culture. Representing five decades of animated Soviet propaganda, this program features short films that blast the U.S. and its perceived evils. Black and White and Mister Twister extol the absence of bigotry in Soviet society while Someone Else's Voice portrays jazz as "an enemy of the people." Ave Maria condemns America's presence in Vietnam and the influence of the Catholic Church, and The Shooting Gallery underscores the violence behind economic and class divisions. 81 min. DVD 5702

Fascist Barbarians. Hitler's invasion of Russia and Germany's post-WWII partition inspired a great deal of animated Soviet Propaganda. This program presents short films that disparage fascist aggression and America's supposed continuation of it. Fascist Boots on our Homeland and Cinema Circus vilify Hitler and the Nazi invaders; A Lesson Not Learned plays on Russian fears of a reunited, vengeful, and American-supported Germany; and Vasilyok, The Adventures of the Red Ties and The Violin of the Pioneer Pen are stories about brave and loyal Soviet children encountering and standing up to fascism. 116 min. DVD 5703

Capitalist Sharks. Just as America envisioned Communist threats during much of the 20th century, the specter of capitalism loomed large in the Soviet Cold War psyche. This program surveys Soviet animated propaganda, embodying that fiercely anti-capitalist spirit. Foreshadowing the space race, Interplanetary Revolution depicts a Communist triumph over free-market forces on Mars; China in Flames warns against capitalist interference in the Chinese Revolution; Shareholder proclaims the superiority of the Soviet economic system; and Proud Little Ship takes on capitalist aggression. 98 min. DVD 5704

Onward to the Shining Future. Soviet film studios worked hard to portray their government's system as idyllic and forward-looking. This program showcases animated films designed to promote that utopian vision. Soviet Toys, the earliest known example of Soviet animation, condemns Lenin's New Economic Policy; The Victorious Destination celebrates the achievements of Stalin's first five-year plan; Samoyed Boy praises the Soviet educational system and the casting-off of antiquated traditions; and Hot Stone, Little Organ, and Songs of the Fire Years rejoice over the passing of Czarist imperialism and the establishment of a new, benevolent society. Forward march, time! -- Soviet toys -- Samoyed boy -- The music box (Little organ) -- Lenin's Kino Pravda -- Join the collective -- Victorious destination -- War chronicle -- A hot stone -- Songs of the years of fire (Songs of the fire years) -- Plus electrification. 135 min. DVD 5705

Animation Propaganda Education: 4 Stories to Live Life By and Learn.
Four examples of animation propaganda from the '40's. Easy Does It, Hugh Harman (1946, 25 min.): A story about a beautiful daughter who sacrifices herself to the greedy banker to save her father's grocery store from bankruptcy. Intercut with promotional scenes to sell Stokely canned goods to grocery stores. Winky the Watchman, Hugh Harman (1946, 10 min.): An animated cartoon dealing with the care of teeth. When Winky, a sleepy little watchman, fails to guard the wall--a set of teeth--much trouble ensues from the "Bad-uns" until the dentists come to the rescue. Cleanliness Brings Health, U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs; Walt Disney Productions (1946, 16 min.): Using animation, shows how personal cleanliness, clean food, and safe disposal of excreta are first steps in protection against disease in the home. Compares the habits of a clean family with those of a careless family. Winged Scourge, U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs; Walt Disney Productions (1944, 9 min.): Shows the development of the Anopheles mosquito, carrier of the malaria germ. The Seven Dwarfs demonstrate the various methods from mosquito control. 60 min. 999:2213

Cartoon Crazys Goes to War. (1940s)
Fully restored classic World War II cartoons. The U.S. government commissioned several of the cartoons enlisting Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and others in the war effort. Contents: Bugs Bunny bond rally -- Daffy the commando (1943) -- Eleventh hour -- Ding dong Daddy -- Falling hare (1943) -- Jurky turky -- Tale of two kitties (1942) -- Superman. Jungle drums -- Fifth column mouse (1943) -- Fony fables. -- War time propaganda cartoons: Scrap happy Daffy -- Hell bent for election (1944) -- Snafu. Snafuperman (1944) ; Booby traps ; Spies -- Very rare WWII FMPU animation: Maps and diagrams -- Art of war. 115 min. DVD 35

Cartoons for Victory
Cartoons Go to War
The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu
Ducktators
Toons at War!
Walt Disney on the Front Lines
War Time Cartoons

Cartoongate! An Irreverent Cartoon Anthology About Presidents Past. (1944-1992)
Hell-Bent for Election (Chuck Jones, 1944, 13 min.) depicts F.D. Roosevelt as a streamlined diesel in a race against a rival train. Eisenhower Spots (Walt Disney Company, 1952/56, 3 min.) are cartoons celebrating Ike's popularity. No Substitute (Russell Calabrese, Doug Compton, Greg Ford, 1966, 3 min.) shows a cartoon Nixon listening to the song used in his failed 1960 campaign against Kennedy. A Political Cartoon (Joe Adamson, James Morrow, David Stone (1974, 22 min.); Popeye for President, director, Seymour Kneitel, animators, Tom Johnson, Frank Endres, 1956, 6 min.) is a mixed live-action/animation film in which two guys decide to run a cartoon character for president. Popeye for President (director, Seymour Kneitel; animators, Tom Johnson, Frank Endres, 1956, 6 min.) shows the celebrated strong man on the campaign trail. Jimmy Who? (1975, 3 min.) features "Jimmy Carter" caricatures. In Reaganoochio (director/animator, Ken Kimmelman, 1984, 5 min.) Reagan is physiognomically trapped by his own words in this ironic treatment. Now Is The Time For All Good Men (1960, 1 min.) is an animated public service announcement from 1960. Political Basketball (director, Greg Ford, animation, Nancy Beiman, Doug Compton, Mike Wisniewski, 1992, 1 min.) is a cartoon short on politics in the U.S. 55 min. 999:1834

Cartoons Celing Commercials. Vol. 1
Presents 67 commercials, covering the years 1954 to 1977, featuring cartoon characters including Fred Flintsone, Mister Magoo, Woody Woodpecker, Bugs Bunny as well as other animated commercials. Fred Flintstone (cigarettes, 1 commercial) -- Mr. Bubble (soap, 2) -- Wyler's lemonade mix grocery store posse (1) -- Matty and his friends (2) -- Pluto for Toys for Tots (1) -- Soaky Toys Superman (1) -- Mister Magoo (Stag beer, 5) -- Brer Rabbit, Fox, Bear (Air conditioning, 1) -- Jiminy Cricket (Nash, 1) -- Pluto, Mickey (Nash, 1) -- Donald and his nephews (cheerios, 1) -- Walt Disney's Magazine (1) -- Tinker Bell (Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 1) -- Jiminy Cricket (chocolate drink, 1) -- King Leonardo (1) -- C-7 lettuce (1) -- 4-Square meals (1) -- Cowboy Kevin (vitamins, 1) -- Fritos Peanuckle game (1) -- Frito Kid (Frito Lay, 6) -- Sun Liquid detergent (1) -- Champy the Lion (Wheaties, 2) -- Woody Woodpecker (Rice Krispies, 4) -- Hillbilly Goat (cereal, 1) -- Snaggle Puss (cereal, 1) -- Clyde for Kix (1) -- Wallace Waffle Whiffer (2) -- Bucky Beaver (toothpaste, 3) -- Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck (cereal, 1) -- Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd (Kool-aid, 2) -- Electric eel training (root beer, 1) -- Fizzies (1) -- Funny face (1) -- Semi-private eye (milk, 1) -- Drive carefully (1) -- Talking engine (1) -- Mechanical men in America (2) -- Chicken of the Sea (2) -- Sylvester Cat (cat food, 2) -- 3 Musketeers candy (1) -- Doreen for Bactine (2) 60 min. DVD 3339

Cartoons Celing Commercials. Vol. 2.
Presents 67 commercials, covering the years 1955 to 1974, featuring cartoon characters including various Disney characters, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Mister Magoo as well as other animated commercials. Contents: Pink Panther cereal (1 commercial) -- Linus the lion hearted (cereal, 1) -- Trix rabbit (1) -- Cocoa Puffs (1) -- Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd (cereal, 1) -- Jack E. Leonard (cereal, 4) -- Apple jacks (1) -- Comelious corn flake (2) -- Bambi in puppet show (1) -- Donald Duck and nephews (3) -- Tinker Bell (Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 4) -- Fred Flintstone drink (1) -- Cubby and Karen with Jiminy Cricket (1) -- Ipana Bucky Beaver (1) -- Alice in Wonderland (jello, 2) -- Clyde Crashcup (Dixie cups, 1) -- Charlie Brown (bread, 4) -- Snoopy (bread, 5) -- Two headed dragon (candy, 3) -- Mister Magoo (Stag beer, 10) -- Gunther bear (1) -- Dick tracy (gum, 1) -- P.F. Flyers (1) -- Kool aid (4) -- Bugs Bunny (Tang, 2) -- Planters peanuts (2) -- Charlie Tuna (2) -- Campbell kids (soup, 3). 60 min. DVD 3340

Cartoons for Victory: Rare WWII Propaganda Films Shorts from Around the World (1943-1946)
Many of these animated shorts, produced during World War II, have not been seen in over 60 years. These films now serve as a document to the social attitudes of the time, including government propaganda. Contents: Camouflage (1943) -- Flight safety: after the cut (1946) -- Flight safety: landing accidents (1946) -- Private Snafu: the chow hound (1944) -- Private Snafu: a lecture on camouflage (1944) -- Private Sanfu: Spies (1943) -- Private Snafu: Censored (1945) -- Private Snafu: Booby traps (1944) -- Commandments of health (1944) -- Bury the Axis, Lou Bunin (1943) -- The Springman and the SS, Jiri Trnka (1945) -- Der Schneeman, Hans Fischerkoesen (1943) -- Capn' Cub, Ted Eshbaugh (1945) -- Bugs Bunny bond rally (1943) -- Revolt of the toys (1945) -- Nimbus Libere (1943) -- Take heed, Mr. Tojo!, Walter Lantz (1945) -- Good egg (1945) -- Tokyo woes (1945) -- Return of Mr. Hook (1945). 142 min. DVD 5529

Cartoons Go to War
Cartoon Crazys Go to War
The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu
Ducktators
Toons at War!
Walt Disney on the Front Lines
War Time Cartoons

Cartoons Go to War
Various. Mixes rare vintage cartoon footage with first-time interviews to celebrate the World War II propaganda and training films made by animation greats such as Disney and Warner Bros. 999:1429

Cartoons for Victory
The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu
Walt Disney on the Front Lines
War Time Cartoons

Cartoon$ Make a Mint
Five of John Sutherland's classic economic/industrial information films. Meet King Joe (1949, 10 min.): This animated feature presents "King Joe, " as the average American working man who, by virtue of his high wages and short hours, is king of the world's workers. It's Everybody's Business (1954, 20 min.): Animated film depicting employees and employee rights and the spirit of free enterprise in America. Consumerism, advertising and taxation are covered. Going Places (1954, 20 min.): This animated film depicts the growth of business and industry and its effects on the community. Supply and demand, profits and employee working conditions are explored. Make Mine Freedom (1948, 10 min.): A salesman tries to sell the snake oil of "Ism" to characters emblematic of the four commercial interests of this country: management, labor, politicians and farmers. John Q. Public objects when this "Ism" is taken at face value, and illustrates what would happen to America if we signed over our freedom for all the good things [totalitarian]"Ism" offers. LeapFfrog (aka. Why play leap frog?) (1949, 9 min.): King Joe gets an education on how much material costs really are: not simply the raw material costs, but the cost of labor. The solution to the rising cost of labor is productivity improvement, which gives Joe a brainstorm, his boss a proposal, investors an opportunity and lower prices with higher wages for all!. 58 min. DVD 2650

Cultoons!: Rare, Lost and Strange Cartoons (1931-1971)
While we know many famous cartoons, there are others that have been forgotten. These rare gems include animated advertisements and educational films along with animated shorts. Many of these cartoons have not been seen since their creation decades ago. Contents: Mendelssohn's spring song, Cy Young (1931) -- Monkey doodle, Les Elton (1931) -- Hobo hero, Les Elton (1935) -- Kool penguins, Audio productions (1935) -- Wonder bakers at the World's Fair, Ted Eshbaugh (1939) -- Ford animated commercials, Dr. Seuss/UPA (1950) -- Shell Oil/Brookfield butter and Coca Cola, Theatrical commercials by Cartoon Films, Inc. (1940/41) -- Korn plastered in Africa, Scarfoot McCrory (1932) -- PM picnic, Al Stahl and Chad Grothkopf (1948) -- Goofy goat, Ted Eshbaugh (1931) -- Toddy commercials, drive-in shorts by King Productions (1950-52) -- Monsters do have their place, made for theaters against cable TV (1971) -- No fare, Monty Collins (1935) -- Easy does it, Hugh Harman Productions for Stokley/Van Camps foods (29 min., 1948). 108 min. DVD 5528

Ducktators (1998)
A unique look at the use of cartoons during World War II which proved to be an excellent way to deliver propagandistic ideas in a seemingly innocuous manner. The film blends documentary war footage with animated material and music from the period to reveal insights about the psyche of the public at that time. Also includes interviews with Sody and Bob Clampett, the wife and son of animator Bob Clampett, and animator Chuck Jones. 46 min. Video/C 5278

Cartoons for Victory
Cartoons Go to War
The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu
Toons at War!
Walt Disney on the Front Lines
War Time Cartoons

History of Advertising Animation, 1930-1940
Presents a collection of animated advertising films produced between 1930 and 1940 which provide insight into the marketing strategies introduced into movie theaters and early television. Included here are advertising cartoons promoting Oldsmobile and Chevrolet cars and Kellogg's Rice Krispies. Contents: My merry Oldsmobile / Fleischer Studios for Oldsmobile Motor Company (1932, b&w, 6:28 min.) -- Down the gasoline trail / Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet (1935, b&w, 7:57 min.) -- Coach for Cinderella / Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet (1936, col., 9:22 min.) -- Ride for Cinderella / Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet (1937, col., 10:50 min.) -- Peg Leg Pedro / Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet (1938, col., 9:l8 min.) -- Extra Esso / produced for Esso Standard Oil Company (1938, b&w, 1 min.) -- Breakfast pals / Cartoon Films Limited for Kellogg Company (1939, col., 1:21 min.) -- Princess and the pauper / Jam Handy Organization (1939, col., 9:52 min.) DVD 4275

History of Advertising Animation, 1940-1950
Presents a collection of animated advertising films produced between 1940 and 1950 which provide insight into the marketing strategies introduced into movie theaters and early television. Included here are a Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of dancing cigarettes and a raindrop explaining the need for good watershed management. Contents: Something for nothing / Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet (1940, b&w, 8:47 min.) -- Drawing account / Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet (1941, b&w, 9:11 min.) -- Just imagine / Jam Handy Organization for AT&T (1947, b&w, 10:27 min.) -- Adventures of Junior raindrop / U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service (1948, col., 7:28 min.) -- Lucky Strike marching / Jam Handy Organization for American Tobacco Company (1948, b&w, 1 min.) -- Lucky Strike dancing / Jam Handy Organization for American Tobacco Company (1948, b&w, 1 min.) -- Going places / Sutherland Productions Inc. for Harding College (1948, col., 8:33 min.) -- Meet King Joe / Sutherland Productions, Inc. for Harding College (1949, col., 9:26 min.) -- Why play leap frog / Sutherland Productions Inc. for Harding College (1949, b&w, 9:39 min.) DVD 4276

History of Advertising Animation, 1950-1960
Presents a collection of animated advertising films produced between 1950 and 1960 which provide insight into the marketing strategies used during the decade. Included here are a corporate-sponsored cartoon where Martians learn that oil and competition are two things that make America great and an "I like Ike" animated television commercial. Contents: Eisenhower for President "I like Ike" / producer, Roy Disney (1952, b&w, 1 min.) -- Freedom and power (1) / Raphael G. Wolff Studios for General Electric (1952, col., 13:31 min.) -- Freedom and power (2) / Raphael G. Wolff Studios for General Electric (1952, col., 13:04 min.) -- What makes us tick / Sutherland Productions for New York Stock Exchange (1952, b&w and col. 11:35 min.) -- It's everybody's business / Sutherland Productions for U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1954, col., 19:53 min.) -- Destination Earth / Sutherland Productions for American Petroleum Institute (1956, col., 13:36 min.) -- Working dollars / Sutherland Productions for New York Stock Exchange (1957, col., 10:44 min.) DVD 4277

Private Snafu

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Danks, Adrian. "'Is Your Journey Really Necessary?': Chuck Jones' Spies and the Private Snafu Series." Senses of Cinema 28: (no pagination). 2003 Sept-Oct.
Dow, Christopher "Private Snafu's Hidden War Historical Survey and Analytical Perspective." Bright Lights, November 2003 | Issue 42
Minear, Richard H. Dr. Seuss Goes to War: the World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel / Richard H. Minear. New York : New Press, c1999. (UCB Main D745.2 .M56 1999)
Nel, Philip. "Children's Literature Goes To War: Dr. Seuss, P. D. Eastman, Munro Leaf, and the 'Private Snafu' Films (1943-46)." Journal Of Popular Culture 2007 40(3): 468-487
Shull, Michael S. Doing their bit : wartime American animated short films, 1939-1945 / by Michael S. Shull and David E. Wilt. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1987. (Main Stack D743.23.S541 1987)
Smoodin, Eric Loren. Animating culture : Hollywood cartoons from the sound era. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1993. (GRDS: NC1766.U5 S66 1993;MAIN: NC1766.U5 S66 1993; MOFF: NC1766.U5 S66 1993)

Infantry Blues. In this animated short Private Snafu contemplates what life might be like in the other branches of the military. 1943. 4 min. Video/C MM178

Private Snafu: A Lecture on Camouflage. 1944. DVD 5529

Private Snafu: Booby Traps. 1944. DVD 5529

Private Snafu: Censored. 1945. DVD 5529

Private Snafu: Fighting Tools. Warner Bros. The World War II cartoon character gets a lesson on the importance of keeping his equipment in tip-top shape. 1943. 5 min. DVD 8719; vhs Video/C 7627 and vhs Video/C 999:2146

Private Snafu: Rumors. Video/C 999:2146

Private Snafu in the Aleutians Warner Bros. Cartoons. 1945. 4 min. Video/C 7628

Private Snafu Gripes DVD 2499

Private Snafu: The Home Front. Warner Bros. Cartoons. This WWII cartoon series has Pvt. Snafu homesick and imagining what might be happening on the home front. 1943, 5 min. Video/C 7091

Private Snafu: The Chow Hound. 1944. DVD 5529

Snafuperman (1944)DVD 35; vhs Video/C 999:2146

Spies.(animated, 1943)
Written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss); produced by Warner Brothers for the U.S. Army Signal Corps. In this animated feature Private Snafu learns that "a slip of the lip" can indeed sink a ship, as he drunkenly tells all to the wrong person. DVD 360; also on DVD 35 and DVD 5529; vhs Video/C MM177

The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu: Cartoons from World War II (1943-1946)
Produced for the Army-Navy screen magazine by Frank Capra. Voices, Mel Blanc. Contents: Coming! Snafu! / directed by Chuck Jones -- Gripes / Friz Freleng -- Spies / Chuck Jones -- The goldbrick / Frank Tashlin -- The infantry blues / Chuck Jones -- Fighting tools / Bob Clampett -- The home front / Frank Tashin -- Rumors / Friz Freleng -- Booby traps / Bob Clampett -- SNAFUperman / Friz Freleng -- SNAFU vs. Malaria Mike / Chuck Jones -- A lecture on camouflage / Chuck Jones -- Gas / Chuck Jones -- Going home / Chuck Jones -- The chow hound / Frank Tashlin -- Censored / Frank Tashlin -- Outpost / Chuck Jones -- Payday / Friz Freleng -- Target SNAFU / Friz Freleng -- A few quick facts: Inflation / Osmond Evans -- Three brothers / Friz Freleng -- In the Aleutians / Chuck Jones -- A few quick facts: Fear / Zack Schwartz -- It's murder she says ... / Chuck Jones -- Hot spot / Friz Freleng -- Operation SNAFU / Friz Freleng -- No buddy atoll / Chuck Jones -- Private SNAFU presents Seaman TARFU / George Gordon. 130 min. DVD 2004

Toons at War! War-Time Cartoons
Warner Bros., et al. (1941-1943). Contents: Bugs Bunny; Rookie Revue; You're a sap, Mr. Jap; Seein' red, white 'n blue; Bugs Bunny nips the nips; Life of Sad Sack; Victory thru air power (advertisement); Thrifty pig; A golden opportunity (advertisement); Five for four (advertisement); Wise dwarfs; All together; Spirit of '43; Scrap happy Daffy; Ductators; Blitz Wolf; Tokio jokio; Coal black and de sebben dwarfs. 90 min. 999:840

Cartoons for Victory
Cartoon Crazys Go to War
Cartoons Go to War
The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu
Walt Disney on the Front Lines
War Time Cartoons

Walt Disney on the Front Lines: the War Years
Between 1941 and 1945, The Disney Studio was taken over by the military as part of the war effort. This compilation includes never-before-seen Disney war effort productions, including exclusive declassified material, training, propaganda and educational films. Includes "Victory Through Air Power, "Disney's full length feature animated classic. Also includes first hand accounts of the work at Disney. Contents: [Disc 1] Donald gets drafted -- Army mascot -- Private Pluto -- Fall out, fall in -- Old Army game -- Home defense -- How to be a sailor -- Commando duck -- Vanishing private -- Sky trooper -- Victory vehicles -- Fuehrer's face -- Education for death -- Reason and emotion -- Thrifty pig -- Seven wise dwarfs -- Donald's decision -- All together -- New spirit -- Spirit of '43 -- Food will win the war -- Out of the frying pan and into the firing line -- Grain that built a hemisphere -- Defense against invasion -- Cleanliness brings health -- What is disease? -- Planning for good eating -- Chicken Little -- Winged scourge. [Disc 2] Four methods of flush riveting -- Stop that tank -- Training film montage -- Victory through air power -- Bonus features. 210 min. DVD 2735

Cartoons for Victory
Cartoons Go to War
Cartoon Crazys Go to War The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu
Ducktators
Toons at War!
War Time Cartoons

Shale, Richard.Donald Duck Joins Up: The Walt Disney Studio During World War II / by Richard Shale. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, c1982. Series title: Studies in cinema; no. 16. (UCB Main PN1999.W27 .S5 1982; UCB Moffitt PN1999.W27 .S5 1982)
"Walt Disney: great teacher [his films for war are revolutionizing the technique of education]." Fortune v. 26 (August 1942) p. 90-5+

War Time Cartoons (1930's-1940's)
Contents: [1.] Private McGillicuddy in Commandments for health: Taking medicine -- First aid -- Personal cleanliness -- Drinking water -- Native food. [2.] Private Snafu in: Fighting tools -- Rumors -- Snafuperman -- The Aleutians: isles of enchantment. (Private Snafu produced by Frank Capra.) American military animated training films discussing personal health and hygiene, mapreading, gossip, and caring for weaponry. ca. 30 min. 999:2146

Cartoon Crazys Go to War
Cartoons for Victory
Cartoons Go to War
The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu
Ducktators
Toons at War!
Walt Disney on the Front Lines

World War II Propaganda Cartoons. Volume II
Features sixteen American World War II propaganda cartoons. Tex Avery's "What's buzzin', buzzard?" -- Bugs Bunny in "Super rabbit" -- Daffy Duck in "Daffy: the commando" -- Porky Pig in "Old glory" -- Noveltoons "When G.I. Johnny comes marching home" and "Yankee Doodle donkey" -- George Pal's Madcap Models: "Tulips shall grow" and "Jasper and the haunted house" -- Merrie Melodies: "Fox pop" -- Warner Bros.' "The United States Navy presents": "Mr. Hook in 'The good egg'", "The return of Mr. Hook" and "Mr. Hook in 'Tokyo woes' -- Barney Bear in "Bear raid warden" and "The rookie bear" -- MGM's "The stork's holiday" and "Chips off the old block". DVD 8769

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Ai Yori Aoshi (Faithfully Yours)(aka Bluer than Indigo) (2002)
Directed by Masami Shimoda for Japanese television. Episode 1. Fate -- episode 2. Supper -- episode 3. Separation -- episode 4. Living together -- episode 5. Old friend. Kaoru and Aoi are in love, and have been for years. But when they are arranged to be married, Kaoru is hesitant because that would mean he would have to return to the Hanabishi Clan, where he was abused long ago. 120 min. DVD 3698
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Akira (1987)
Character design, script and direction by Katsuhiro Otomo. A powerful psychic force known only as Akira resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo in the 21st century. Tetsuo, a young, inexperienced motorcycle biker driven beyond the boundaries of sanity by the power of Akira, is forced to conjure up demons laying dormant within his subconscious. Special features: Entire first issue of the Akira graphic novel and excerpts from subsequent issues. English and Japanese trailers. Original storyboards drawn by director, Katsuhiro Otomo, thousands of production drawings, and animation cells, behind-the-scenes footage, original animation pencil tests and much more. 124 min. DVD 792
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Marin, Rick. "Holy Akira! It's Aeon Flux." (Japanese animated science fiction series debuts on MTV) Newsweek v126, n7 (August 14, 1995):68 (3 pages).
Napier, Susan J. "Panic Sites: The Japanese Imagination of Disaster from Godzilla to Akira." The Journal of Japanese Studies, vol. 19 no. 2. 1993 Summer. pp: 327-51.

Alien Defender Geo-Armor (Kishin Heidan) (1993)
Director, Takaki Ishiyama. In this science fiction alternative history of World War II, the Nazis have joined forces with ruthless Alien invaders and only the valiant actions of a small band of heroes and their armored giants stand between humanity and the brink of oblivion! Known as the Kishin Corps, they counter the attacks of the Japanese Army and plots by German spies leading up to the final confrontation between the behemoth Panzer Knight and the four Kishin robots. Contents: Episode 1. Mission call for Kishin thunder (60 min.) -- Episode 2. Surprise attack: Battle of the Island fortress (30 min.) -- Episode 3. The battle: Operation runaway train -- Episodes 4-5. Kishin vs. Panzer Knight, Pt. 1-2 (60 min.) -- Episode 6. Storming the base of the alien foe (30 min.) -- Episode 7. Youth to the rescue (30 min.). 240 min. DVD 764
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Amon Saga (1986)
Directed by Shunji Oga. Amon is a young warrior on a desperate quest to avenge the death of his mother. When his hunt leads him to the castle of the Emperor Valhiss, Amon must endure the perils of initiation and join the ranks of the Imperial Army in order to gain an opportunity to take his revenge. 90 min. DVD 752
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Appleseed (Appurushîdo) (2004)
Director, Shinji Aramaki. AEarth's last city, Olympus rose from the ashes of a global war on the backs of bioroids, artificial clones who make up half the city's population. Human terrorists seek a return to power and clash with a legendary soldiers, Deunan Knute and her boyfriend who is 75% machine. To save humanity and end the conflicts, retrieving the Appleseed is a must. Deunan alone holds it's secret. 105 min. DVD 7644
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Appleseed (Appurushîdo) (1988)
Screenplay & direction Kazuyoshi Katayama. After the devastation of World War III, the scattered governments of the world construct the perfect city administered by perfect Bioroids--- artificially created half-human half-robots. Life in Olympus is carefully controlled and monitored---and some of its human population have had enough. A dedicated band of terrorists plot to destroy Gaia, the central computer, and restore freedom to mankind. After a daring raid of a high security facility, they have the weapons and information they need to complete their mission - including the key to the end of Gaia. 68 min. DVD 759
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Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen) (1983)
Director: Mori Masaki. Six year old Gen has lived practically his entire life in the shadow of war yet he is not prepared for the horrors which follow the bombing of Hiroshima. In this animated film, drawn from Keiji Nakazawa's true life experiences in the aftermath of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Barefoot Gen tells the story of one family's struggle to survive against overwhelming odds. Based on the cartoon by Keiji Nakazawa. 85 min. DVD 411; VHS 999:1211
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The Big O. Volume 1. (Baburugamu kuraishisu) (1999)
Director, Kazuyoshi Katayama. The setting: Paradigm City, where forty years ago everyone lost their memory. Now Roger Smith controls the Megadeus called the Big O, a wondrous piece of technology from before the Age of Amnesia. Occasionally, fragments of memories appear, and with them often comes trouble. The Big O comes in handy for subduing such dangers, keeping Paradigm city safe from the nightmare of memories. Contents: Roger the negotiator -- Dorothy, Dorothy -- Electric city -- Underground city. 100 min. DVD 751
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Blood, The Last Vampire (2000)
Director Hiroyuki Kitakubo. At the Yokota Air Force base in Japan, a nervous American military is on the brink of the Vietnam War. But a greater threat exists within the walls of the heavily guarded compound: Vampires. A team of top-secret undercover agents dispatches a mysterious young woman to destroy them ... She is the last remaining original. Special features: Original Japanese trailers ; documentary "The making of Blood, the last vampire" (ca. 21 min.); image gallery; Manga previews. 83 min. DVD X93
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Bubble Gum Crisis: 1, Mega Tokyo 2032: The Story of the Knight Sabers (Baburugamu kuraishisu) (1987)
Directed by Akiyama Katsuhito. A hard-rock soundtrack and gritty "cyberpunk" style propel this intense animated action film of future life in Tokyo set in 2032. The Knight Sabers, four female mercenaries equipped with advanced weapons and armor, take on Genom, an evil international corporation which has grown rich off its development and control of artificial life-forms called "Boomers." 53 min. Video/C 999:3324
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Castle in the Sky (Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta) (1986)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Orphaned, Pazu is caught up in a thrilling adventure after Sheeta, a young girl wearing a glowing pendant, floats out of the night sky and into his life. Now, the pair must soar above the clouds in order to find the legendary floating city of Laputa and its treasures. English version voices: James Van Der Beek, Anna Paquin, Cloris Leachman; Japanese voices: Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa. 124 min. DVD 3447
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The Castle of Cagliostro (Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro) (1980)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Master thief Lupin III, a.k.a. 'The Wolf,' and his right-hand gunman Jigen are hot on the trail of a double-crossing couterfeiter. But when their search leads them to the secluded European country of Cagliostro, they find far more than they bargained for. Lupin unwittingly attracts the attention of the nation's mysterious monarch when he tries to help a damsel in distress escape the Count's henchmen, and in the process stumbles upon the key to finding the lost fortune of the Cagliostro clan. 102 min. DVD 1202
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Cardcaptor Sakura (The Clow) (1998)
Director of animation, Kumiko Takahashi. In this animated Japanese television series 10-year old Sakura has just accidentally broken the seal on a magical book and released all of the mischievous spirits imprisoned on the cards inside! Kero, the "Guardian of the Clow Cards" is horrified to find all of the cards gone and tells Sakura she must become the "Cardcaptor" and retrieve the spirits before they work their mischief in the world. Contents: Ep. 1. Sakura and the mysterious magic book -- Ep. 2. Sakura's wonderful friend -- Ep. 3. Sakura's heart-racing first date -- Ep. 4. Sakura's tiring Sunday. 100 min. DVD 3684
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Cat Napped! (Totsuzen! Neko no kuni banipal witt) (1998)
Director, Takashi Nakamura. In this animated feature there is a place that belongs only to the cats -- a hidden world known as "Banipal Witt" where the sun changes creatures from the outer world into monsters. Travel there as two young children set off on a fanciful trip with a desperate group of feline engineers to save Banipal Witt from the evil, sorceress cat, Buburina, whose touch turns any living thing into a balloon! 75 min. DVD 3700
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The Cockpit (1993)
Directed by Takashi Imanishi, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, et al. Presents three animated tales of combat during the Second World War. In the first story, an ace German pilot must put aside his personal feelings for the sake of humanity and fly into battle, guns blazing. In the second story, a kamikaze pilot has but one goal--to guide his flying coffin into the enemy fleet. In the third story, a young boy must brave enemy fire to complete his assignment and return to his comrades with reinforcements. [Episode 1]. Seisoken kiryu (Stratospheric currents) -- [Episode 2]. Onsoku dengekitai (Sonic thunder attack team) -- [Episode 3]. Tetsu no ryukihei (Steel dragoon).Special feature: Includes interviews of each director. [Episode 1]. Character design, animation director, screenplay, director, . [Episode 2]. 90 min 999:3290
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Cowboy Bebop. Session 1. (Kaubôi bibappu) (1998)
Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. In the year 2071 AD, humanity chose the stars as the final frontier. A mixed jumble of races from collapsed nations, they took with them confused concepts of freedom, violence, illegality and love. They became a new generation of outlaws called Cowboy Bebops. Contents: Episode 1. Asteroid blues -- Episode 2. Stray dog strut -- Episode 3. Honky tonk women -- Episode 4. Gateway shuffle -- Episode 5. Ballad of fallen angels. 125 min. DVD 902
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Cowboy Bebop. Session 2. (Kaubôi bibappu) (1998)
Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, and Faye Valentine are partners in a bounty hunting enterprise. Aboard their ship, the Bebop, they track down dangerous criminals to make a living. They encounter a number of desperados, criminals, and free spirits, some of whom actually wind up joining them on their adventures. Contents: Episode 6. Sympathy for the Devil -- Episode 7. Heavy metal queen-- Episode 8. Waltz for Venus -- Episode 9. Jamming with Edward -- Episode 10. Ganymede elegy. min. DVD 903
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Crest of the Stars. To the Stars (Seikai no monshô) (1999)
Directed by Yasuchika Nagaoka. Jinto Lin's life changes forever the day that the alien race known as the Abh invade his home planet of Martine. Now Jinto must leave his home to learn abut a lifestyle he never wanted. Enroute, he meets his first Abh, the lovely and confident Lafiel. But there is little time for pleasantries, as Jinto and Lafiel soon find themselves in the midst of what threatens to become an interstellar war. Episodes: 1. Invasion -- 2. Kin of the stars -- 3. Daughter of love -- Surprise attack. 100 min. DVD 1354
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Crest of the Stars. The Politics of War (Seikai no monshô) (1999)
Directed by Yasuchika Nagaoka. The situation worsens on the planet Martine as Jinto finds himself at the center of events he doesn't understand. Lafiel has been ordered to escort Jinto, a non-combatant civilian, to safety before the battle begins. Despite her protests, Lafiel finally agrees and the two set off to warn the Empire of the impending attack. Episodes: 5. Battle of Gosroth -- 6. Mysterious conspiracy -- 7. Fortunate revolt. 75 min. DVD 1355
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Crest of the Stars. Wayward Soldiers (Seikai no monshô) (1999)
Directed by Yasuchika Nagaoka. A civil war erupts in the Febdash Territory, as some of the vassals remain loyal to the sinister Baron and some side with Lafiel and the Empire. The Baron however refuses to give up. Lafiel and Kinto resume their flight plan to Sufugnoff, but along the way, they encounter enemy ships. Alone, in an unarmed craft they don't really stand much of a chance.Episodes: 8. Style of Abh -- 9. To the battlefield -- 10. Escape: Just the two of us 75 min. DVD 1356
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The Dagger of Kamui (Kamui no ken) (1993)
Directed by Rin Taroo. In this animated feature an orphan named Taro kills the man he believed murdered his adoptive family but years later learns the identity of the true killer and that the man he mistakenly killed was his father. Taro's revenge attempts start off a trail of assassinations and ninja swords fights spanning from Hokaido to Alaska to California where he gradually learns the secrets of his father's life. 132 min. 999:3280
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Devil Hunter Yohko (Mamono hantâ Yôko) (1991)
Director, Katsuhisa Yamada.Poor Yohko Mano. Not only has she just turned sixteen and the boy she's crazy for doesn't even know she exists, but now her grandmother has just dropped a new bombshell. It seems that Yohko's the 108th generation of a family of professional devil hunters, and she's stuck with the job whether she likes it or not. And, to make matters worse, all of Japan's devils and other blood-sucking creatures of the night have decided that the best time to take out Miss Mano is before she's had a chance to learn how to use her new powers. 45 min. 999:3321
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Devilman. Volume 1: The Birth (Debiruman: Tanjou hen) (1993)
Director, Tsutomu Iida. A prehistoric carving reveals that a demon invasion is drawing near and one who dares to kill a demon must become one himself. But only one who is pure at heart can possess the body of a demon ... only one like Akira! 52 min. (With Volume 2: Siren.) DVD 758
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Devilman. Volume 2: Siren (The Demon Bird)(Debiruman: Kaichou shireinyu hen) (1993)
Director, Tsutomu Iida. As Devilman, Akira must battle Jinmen, who carries the souls of his victims embedded in his shell, and Siren, the seductive demon who may prove to be a match for Devilman. 63 min. (With Volume 1: The Birth.) DVD 758
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Ergo Proxy: Awakening (Season One) (Japan, TV, 2006)
Director, Shukou Murase. In this animated television serial the domed city of Romdo is an impenetrable would-be utopia where humans and robots coexist, and everything is under complete governmental control-- or so it appears. 100 min. DVD 7660
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Faithfully Yours (Ai yori aoshi) (Japanese TV, 2003)
Directed by Masami Shimoda. Kaoru and Aoi are in love, and have been for years. But when they are arranged to be married, Kaoru is hesitant because that would mean he would have to return to 1e Hanabishi Clan, where he was abused long ago. Episode 1. Fate -- episode 2. Supper -- episode 3. Separation -- episode 4. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0791205/Living together -- episode 5. Old friend. 120 min. DVD 3698
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Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within (2001)
Directors, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Moto Sakakibara. Voices: Ming-Na, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Donald Sutherland, James Woods, Keith David, Jean Simmons, Matt McKenzie. In this film featuring computer animated and live action, the Earth is infested with alien spirits, and mankind faces total extinction in the year 2065 A.D. Led by a dream and guided by a mentor, a scientist struggles to collect eight good spirits to create a powerful source strong enough to destroy the alien presence, but is it pure enough to protect the planet. The Earth must be saved from its darkest hate and unleash the final spirit. Special features: (Disc 2): original interactive documentary: "The making of Final fantasy"; dig deeper and ink-out to information pods which spotlight: Final fantasy thriller music video, alternate opening sequence, Mini-movie: Aki's dream, trailer explorations; multiple workshop including: 7 in-depth character files; 3 vehicle scale comparisons, 2 face wraps, character morphs, compositing builds, matte art explorations, sets & props; Final fantasy shuffler ; Interactive film explorations includes complete screenplay, virtual tour of Square Pictures. 106 min. DVD 4398
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Ghost in the Shell (Kokaku kidotai) (1996)
Directed by Mamoru Oshii. Based on the manga by Masamune Shirow. Film seamlessly merges traditional cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery. 82 min. DVD 5012; vhs 999:1579
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Inosensu: Kokaku kidotai 2)(2004)
Written and directed by Mamoru Oshii. Cyborg detective Batou tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. There are no easy answers in a world where the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction. 100 DVD 5013
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Giant Robo: the Day the Earth Stood Still, Volume 1 (Jaianto Robo: chikyu ga seishi suru hi) (1991/1995)
Animation direction, Kazuyoshi Katayama. Episode 1: The black attache case -- Episode 2: The tragedy of Bashtarlle. In the future an international police organization, the Experts of Justice, battle the renegade terrorist group "Big Fire" in its attempt to conquer the world. A young boy, Daisaku and his giant robot "Giant Robo" try to save Dr. Shizuma, inventor of a revolutionary power source from the forces of evil. The Experts and Dr. Shizuma narrowly escape the "Big Fire" only to be trapped by the terrible Ivan. Giant Robo, unable to penetrate a spectacular Force Field, witnesses the Experts of Justice in conflict with Ivan. 90 min. 999:3072
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Giant Robo: the Day the Earth Stood Still, Volume 2 (Jaianto Robo: chikyu ga seishi suru hi) (1991/1995)
Animation direction, Kazuyoshi Katayama. Episode 3: The magnetic web strategy -- Episode 4: The twilight of superheroes -- Episode 5: The truth of Bashtarlle. When an energy sucking orb advances toward the last power source on Earth, all the Experts of Justice except Tetsugyu, Daisaku and Robo are ordered to gather there. Disobeying their orders, the three arrive in Shanghai. One by one the magnetic web devices fail because of sabotage. All hope seems lost. Will Robo and the Experts survive their greatest challenge yet? 138 min. 999:3073
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Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Volume 3 (Jaianto Robo: chikyu ga seishi suru hi) (1991/1995)
Animation direction, Yasuhiro Imagawa. Episode 6: Conflict in the snow mountain -- Episode 7: Grand finale -- shattered beauty in an illusory night. For seven days the Eye of Folger has held the world hostage. Now the time has come when liberty must be purchased with the blood of heroes. In desperation, both Chief Chujo and agent Gynrei prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice, while the remaining Agents of Justice execute their final assualt upon the Eye. 113 min. 999:3021
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Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka) (1988)
Directed by Isao Takahata. In this animated feature two orphans in war-time Kobe, Japan, face fire-bombs, hunger, homelessness, and despair as they take shelter from the war in the Japanese countryside. Slowly they come to realize that they can never escape the hardships of war, or even find enough food to survive. 88 min. DVD 1392
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Hiroshima no pika / Hellfire: a journey from Hiroshima (1989)
Hiroshima no Pika" directed by Noriaki Tsuchimoto. Hellfire: a journey from Hiroshima directed by John Junkerman. Hirsohima No Pika: An animated film based on the award winning children's book by the Japanese artist Toshi Maruki. Through Maruki's hear-rending but beautiful water color illustrations, the film tells the story of a young girl and her family who live through the horrific bombing of Hirsohima. Hellfire: a journey from Hiroshima: Captures the artists Iri and Toshi Maruki in their decades long collaboration to create a monumental testament to the effects of the atomic bomb - the Hiroshima murals, which have been viewed by over 100 million people around the world. Engaging interviews and extended sequences of the Marukis at work are shown. Hiroshima No Pika (25 min.) -- Hellfire: a journey from Hiroshima (58 min.) DVD 4139

Howl's Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro) (2005)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Voices: Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal, Emily Mortimer, Blythe Danner. A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste. 119 min. DVD 5285
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Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no takkyûbin) (1989)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Voices: Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Matthew Lawrence, Janeane Garofalo, Debbie Reynolds. In this animated film, Kiki leaves her family and flies off to a faraway city where she starts her own business as part of learning her craft as a witch. As her job opens up a world of fun-filled escapades and new friendships, Kiki discovers that the confidence she needs to overcome the challenges of growing up is within herself and not in her magic. 102 min. DVD 3444; vhs 999:2316
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Macross Plus. Volume 1, Parts 1-2 (1994-95)
Director, Shoji Kawamori. Part 1 (39 min., 1994): In 2040 A.D., the colonial planet Eden defends itself against alien attacks with new fighter speceship technology. Rival pilots Isamu and Guld battle for aerial supremacy and the affections of the beautiful Myung. Part 2 (39 min., 1995): Computer generated mega-pop star Sharon Apple is singing to a packed concert. Amongst the fans are Isamu Dyson, the maverick pilot, and Yang, who is about to pull off one of the biggest computer hacking stunts ever in front of millions. When Isamu returns to the New Edwards Test Center, he is up against his old rival Guld for air supremacy as well as fighting for the affections of Myung, the discontented producer of Sharon Apple. 78 min. DVD 760
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Macross Plus. Volume 2, Parts 3-4 (1995)
Director, Shoji Kawamori. Part 3 (41 min.): The rivalry between Isamu Dyson and Guld Bowman reaches a boiling point amid the pressure of the Super Nova test program. Myung Lone is torn between her feelings for the two men as her memories of the past on planet Eden are shattered by reality. Part 4 (37 min.): Angered by the news that the Stealth Valkyrie trials have been abruptly stopped, Isamu and Yang head toward Earth to get even with Valkyrie. Guld, also hearing the same news, goes after them for a final battle. During this fight, Guld recalls the event that had been sealed in his memory. Meanwhile, Sharon Apple takes control of Myung's thoughts and twists them so that she now has full control over the city as well as the minds of its citizens. 78 min. DVD 779
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Masters of Animation. Volume 4, Japan.
Computer Animation, Parts I and II. Japanese, R. Kinoshita; Spotlight, S. Tsukioka; Love, Y. Kuri; Clay animals, F. Yusaki; House of flame, K. Kawamoto; Dojoji Temple, K. Kawamoto; Pica Don, Renzo & Sayoko, Kinoshita; Broken down film, O. Tezuka; Jumping, O. Tezuka. (Animation firms): INA (Paris); Antics (London); Robert Abel & Associates (Hollywood, Calif.); Digital Productions (Los Angeles, Calif.); Cranston-Csuri (Columbus, Ohio); Omnibus (Hollywood, Calif.); Pacific Data Images (Sunnyvale, Calif.); New York Institute of Technology; Computer Creations (South Bend, Ind.); Educational Film Center (London); TV Globo (Brazil); Toyolinks Corporation (Tokyo); Sogitec Audiovisuel (Paris); Evans & Sutherland (Salt Lake City, Utah); Lodge-Cheesman Associates (London); Apollo Computer Inc. (Boston, Mass); University of Hiroshima; Moving Picture Company (London); Mount Fuji (Tokyo). 84 min. Video/C 3253

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Directed by Tatsuya Ishihara
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Episode 00: The adventures of mikuru asahina -- Part 1: The melancholy of Harihi Suzumiya -- Part 2: The melancholy of Harihi Suzumiya -- Part 3: The melancholy of Harihi Suzumiya. Haruhi is interested in aliens, time travelers, and ESPers, and that's exactly what her new friend is not into. In this Anime film series they get caught up in a quest to find all things strange, unusual, and extraordinary. Special features: Textless opening; textless ending; TV broadcast previews; making of CM clip; TV commercial; the adventures of the ASOS brigade. 100 min. DVD X86
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Part 4. The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya -- Part 5: The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya -- Part 6: The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya -- The boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya. Director of photography, Yoshiko Tanaka ; original character designer, Noizi Ito ; character designer/animation director, Shoko Ikeda ; art director, Seiki Tamura ; editor, Kengo Shigemura ; music, Satoru Kosaki. In this Anime film series aliens and time travelers are something that Haruhi is passionate about, but now she's getting bored, which can always lead to trouble. With running from homicidal maniacs, a grey world of gigantic beings, and a baseball game, how can anyone be bored? 100 min. DVD X87
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Mysterique sign -- Part 1: Remote island sundrome -- Part 2: Remote island sundrome. It seems that Haruhi has made a full recovery from her state of melancholy, and is back to doing whatever she wants. On a vacation trip the gang find themselves trapped in the middle of a freak storm and to top it off there's a murderer loose. 2006. 75 min DVD X88

Live alive -- The day of Sagittarius -- Someday in the rain. The annual school culture festival has begun and with it comes the debut of Haruhi's surreal film. Who did she threaten this time to have her movie shown? More importantly what other events has she schemed up and what impact will it have on the rest of the SOS Brigade? Special features: TV broadcast previews, making of Haruhi clips, and a special ending. 2006. 75 min DVD X89

Metropolis (Metoroporisu) (2001)
Directed by by Rintaro. Special features: (Disc 1) Theatrical trailers, animated menus, scene selections. (Disc 2) Animax special: The making of Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis, exclusive filmmaker interviews, multi-angle animation comparisons, history of Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis comic book, Biography of Osamu Tezuka and Rintaro, conceptual art gallery. In this animated feature set in the industrial tri-level world of Metropolis, Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. But Duke Red's violent son Rock distrusts robots and intends to find and destroy Tima. Lost in the confusing labyrinth beneath Metropolis, Tima is beginning a friendship with the young nephew of a Japanese detective. But When Duke Red separates the two, Tima's life and the fate of the universe is dangerously at stake. Based on the comic book by Osamu Tezuka. 109 min. DVD 1323
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Millennium Actress (Sennen joyu) (2001)
Directed by Satoshi Kon. In this film, notable for its animated visual style, past and present collide as a film director discovers a mysterious key that unlocks the secrets of a legendary actress who vanished at the height of her career. 87 min. DVD 3750
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Mobile Suit Gundam Movie I (Kidô senshi Gandamu I) (1981-82)
Animation director, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Cast: Toru Furuya, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Shozo Iizuka, Toshio Furukawa. In Universal Century 0079 Amujro Ray, a normal boy, finds himself the newest soldier in the war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon when he becomes the pilot of the prototype Gundam mobile suit -- their greatest new hope. Now as he and the rest of the crew fight for their lives he comes face-to-face with the man who will become his archrival, Zeon ace pilot Char Aznable. 147 min. DVD 1223
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Mobile Suit Gundam Movie II: Soldiers of Sorrow (Kidô senshi Gandamu II: Ai senshihen) (1981-82)
Animation director, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. As the war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon rages on, turmoil from within also threatens to tear those on the Federation ship apart. One of the crew members must confront her past while another will desert just when needed most and one will find true love, but at an alarming cost. 147 min. DVD 1224
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Mobile Suit Gundam Movie III: Encounters in Space (Kidô senshi Gandamu III: Meguriai sorahen) (1981-82)
Animation director, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. As the One Year War enters the final stages both sides are weakened considerably and the Zeon forces begin taking desperate measures. Amidst a break in the fighting, Muro meets a Lalah, a girl to whom he is strongly attacted. She is like him but now its brother against sister. The Federation is weakened and the Zeons are in turmoil. The final battle will determine the outcome of the war. 147 min. DVD 1225
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Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (Kidô senshi Gundam 0080 pocket no naka no sensou) (1989)
Director, Fumihiko Takayama. Contents: [Episodes] 4. Over the river and through the woods. -- 5. Say it ain't so, Bernie! -- 6. War in the pocket. In universal century 0079, as the One Year War draws to a close, the battle still rages on in the colony of Libot. Bernie Wiseman, a young Zeon soldier, has befriended a local boy. But now, midway through their mission Bernie is having second thoughts. Can he really stand by and allow the colony to be destroyed? And when Bernie learns that the Zeons have launched the final, most desperate plan to destroy the new Gundam, he decides that he has no choice. If he doesn't destroy the Gundam, then the entire colony will be destroyed. 90 min. DVD 1203
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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (Kidô senshi Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory) (1991)
Directed by Mitsuko Kase, Takashi Imanishi, Hirotoshi Sano. Contents: [Episodes] 1. Gundamjack -- 2. Engless pursuit -- 3. Into battle, Albion -- 4. Attack and retreat on the burning sand. The Federation, having triumphed in the One Year War, has grown complacent. However, the last remaining Zeon forces have been planning one final stand. It all hinges on ace Zeon pilot Anavel Gato stealing one of the new prototype Gundams out from under the Federation's nose. Now, with a nuclear-equipped Gundam missing and their pride wounded, the Federation ship Albion and rookie pilot Kou Uraki set out in pursuit of the Zeon thieves and the stolen Gundam. 100 min. DVD 1204
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My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) (1988)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Voices: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto. An animated fantasy adventure produced in Japan. Deep inside a tree trunk, two children discover a fascinating new world inhabited by Totoros, amazing, charming creatures who become their friends. Best of all, Totoros can't be seen by adults, only by the children who love them. Dubbed in English. 87 min. DVD 3445; vhs 999:2317
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Nadia (Secret of Blue Water)(Fushigi no umi no Nadia) (1989)
Directed by Hideaki Anno for Japanese television. Episodes: Girl at the Eiffel Tower -- The little fugitive -- The riddle of the giant sea monsters -- Nautilus, the fantastic submarine. An animated television series inspired by Jules Verne's novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Nadia and Jean travel the high seas in search of Nadia's homeland and her past with the jewel she swears as their only clue. 100 min. DVD 3699
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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds (Kaze no tani no) (1984)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. English voices: Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Alison Lohman, Edward James Olmos. In this animated feature Nausicaa, a princess of a rural valley, lives at peace with her people on the edge of a deadly fungal wasteland, until a ship carrying a weapon from a bygone industrial age crashes nearby. When warriors from a far country come to retrieve the artifact, their invasion draws Nausicaa and the villagers into a sprawling political conflict. Set 1,000 years after a global war that nearly destroyed all life on Earth. 119 min. DVD 3589
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shin seiki evangelion) Director of this 1995 television series, Hideaki Anno.
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Napier, Susan J. "When the machines stop: fantasy, reality, and terminal identity in 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' and 'Serial Experiments Lain'." Science Fiction Studies Nov 2002 v29 i3 p418-435

Neon Genesis Evangelion. Collection 0:1. The year is 2015. As the remnants of the human race cower in subterranean cities, a deadly war is being waged for what is left of the planet. On one side are the mysterious beings known only as the Angels; on the other, the secret agency NERV with mankind's last hope, the awe-inspiring Evangelions. 120 min. DVD 761

Neon Genesis Evangelion. Collection 0:2. The Evangelion is the most powerful combat weapon ever conceived of by men, but at the core of each Eva is a single young human pilot. As the raids by the mysterious Angels increase, Shinji Ikaria is joined on the frontlines of the battle by two young female pilots. 120 min. DVD 762

Neon Genesis Evangelion. Collection 0:3. It's triple jeopardy as the Angels continue to attack and the forces of NERV are finding themselves sorely pressed to find new ways to combat the invaders. Contains episodes 9-11. 75 min. DVD 3687

Neon Genesis Evangelion. Collection 0:4. The war for the fate of humankind shifts to a new field of battle as a promotion for Misato sparks an introspective review of the events behind her early recruitment into NERV. Contains episodes 12-14. 75 min. DVD 3688

Neon Genesis Evangelion. Collection 0:5. Betrayals and revelations erupt across NERV as Kaji's allegiance to an outside authority becomes apparent. Contains episodes 15-17. 75 min. DVD 3689

Neon Genesis Evangelion. Collection 0:6. The first test of the new Eva turns into a disaster as the giant bio-humanoid goes insane and proceeds to run amok. Contains episodes 18-20. 75 min. DVD 3690

Neon Genesis Evangelion. Collection 0:7. The secret workings of NERV begin to become clear as Seele mercilessly interrogates NERV's key personnel in a ruthless bid to uncover Gendo Ikari's real agenda! A complex triple-cross leaves the fate of mankind hanging in the balance as the Evangelions must once again defend the Earth from a host of Angelic invaders. Contains episodes 21-23. 75 min. DVD 3691

Neon Genesis Evangelion. Collection 0:8. In the deadly calm of the aftermath, the sudden and unexpected arrival of the Fifth Child hits like a hurricane, leaving Shinji at the eye of a whirlwind of activity as he finds a kindred soul in the unearthly Nagisa Kaoru ... but does Kaoru really have a soul at all? Contains episodes 24-26. 75 min. DVD 3692

New Dominion Tank Police (Tokusô sensha-tai Dominion) (1993)
Director, Noboru Furuse. Act 1. Launch Tank Police -- Act 2. Charles Brenten, master detective. It's 2100 A.D. and terrorism in Japan is out of control. In Act 1, ignoring the mayor's orders, the Tank Police blast their way into the middle of a mysterious terrorist attack involving the chief of police. In Act 2, Leona quits her job to track down her friend's killer and is captured by terrorists. 55 min. 999:3332
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New Dominion Tank Police, 2 (Tokusô sensha-tai Dominion) (1994)
Director, Noboru Furuse. Act 5. Conflict city -- Act 6. End the dreaming. It's 2100 A.D. and terrorism in Japan is out of control. In Act 5, the mayor of Newport City is assaulted and must be rescued. Leona rescues the wounded mayor and heads for the hospital. In Act 6 two military research corporations plan an all-out attack on the hospital where the mayor lies wounded. The Tank Police surround the building and wait for a surprise attack by a combat robot. 62 min. 999:3333
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New Dominion Tank Police, 3 (Tokusô sensha-tai Dominion) (1994)
Director, Noboru Furuse. Act 3. "Limit the tube way" -- Act 4. The chase. It's 2100 A.D. and terrorism in Japan is out of control. In Act 3, a runaway truck is charging through the city with enough explosives to destroy it. The police soon realize their only chance to save the city is to summon the Tank Police! In Act 4, a mysterious gang hires the cunning Cat Sisters but plan to dispose of them after retrieving secret information they will unearth. The gang is supported by a powerful corporation and only the Tank Police can crack the case. 62 min. 999:3334
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Ninja Scroll (Jûbei ninpûchô) (1993)
Written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. In feudal Japan in a time of danger, intrigue, and deception, Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold or a worthy cause. 94 min. DVD 754
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Otaku no Video (1982, 1985)
Directed by Mori Takeshi. Contents: Otaku no video, 1982; More otaku no video, 1985. An animated thinly fictionalized history of the Gainax anime studio filled with in-jokes for devoted fans of Japanese animation and mangas. 100 min. 999:3281
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Outlanders (1986)
Directed by Katsuhisa Yamada. Voices: Trish Ledoux, Tom Charles, M. J. Davis, Dougary Grant. Aliens from the Santovasku Empire will purify Earth by destroying all of humanity. But Santovasku's Princess Kahm has fallen in love with a human named Tetsuya. Her marriage to the Earth "primate" would save humanity and this enrages her Emperor father. Kahm is thrust into an intergalactic battle against the mighty fleet commanded by the conniving Counselor Progress, whose true agenda is to usurp the throne. 50 min. 999:3327
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Paprika(Japan, 2006)
Director, Satoshi Kon. Cast: Megumi Hayashibara, Toru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Toru Furuya. In this animated feature a revolutionary machine has been built that allows scientists to enter and record a subject's dreams. After the machine is stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device before it falls into the hands of a "dream terrorist." 90 min. DVD 8861
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Patlabor: the Mobile Police (Kidô keisatsu patorebâ) (1989)
Directed by Mamoru Oshii. In this animated television series Noa Izumi, the newest recruit of the Patlabor police, has won the dream job of piloting one of the famous giant robot suits. What she didn't count on is her team being a pack of misfits with a knack for getting into trouble. Join the fearless Patlabor Squad in their crime fighting adventures. Originally produced as a Japanese animated TV series in 1989. Disc A: episodes 1-3; director commentary; art gallery; meet Mamoru Oshii -- Disc B: episodes 4-7; outakes; first episode of the Patlabor TV series. 210 min. DVD 3869
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Perfect Blue (1997)
Director, Satoshi Kon. In this animated thriller a pop singer quits her trio in order to become an actress on a detective mystery television program. Then her life falls apart as reality and hallucinations merge into a terrifying netherworld where innocence is lost and dreams turn into nightmares. 83 min. DVD 1005
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Plastic Little: The Adventures of Captain Tita (Purasuchikku ritoru) (1994)
Directed by Kinji Yoshimoto. On the planet Yietta, behind the backs of civilian authorities, a secret organization within Yietta's military initiates a ruthless plot to take the planet for themselves. 17 year old Tita and her crew of the supersub must play a dangerous game of tag with an entire army of professional killers to save the planet. Based on the comic strip by Satoshi Urushihara. 55 min. 999:3320
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Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) (1992)
Directed by Hayno Miyazaki. English voices: Michael Keaton, Brad Garrett, Kimberly Williams, Susan Egan, David Ogden Stiers. Japanese voices: Shuichiro Mioriyama, Tokiko Kato, Sanshi Katsura, Akemi Okamura, Tsunehiko Kamijo, Hiroko Seki, Akio Otsuka. In this animated feature Porco Rosso makes his living by flying about in his red bi-plane and fighting sky bandits who prey on cruise ships sailing the Adriatic. When he's not engaging in dog fights, this pilot lives on a deserted island retreat. Porco was once a strappling young man, but after his entire squardron was wiped out, he is mysteriously transformed into a pig. Then he is defeated in a dogfight against a dashing American rival, who has been hired by the dastardly bandits. With his plane damaged, he finds a repair hanger near Milan where a local woman fixes his plane. 93 min. DVD 3588
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Pretty Soldier, Sailor Moon. Season One, Episodes 1-46 (Bishôjo senshi Sêrâ Mûn) (1992)
In this animated Japanese television series irresponsible teenager Tsukino Usagi is called to become the leader, Sailor Senshi, Sailor Moon who must fight the evil of Queen Beryl and the Dark Kingdom and locate and protect the Moon Princess. Originally released as television series in Japan in 1992. Non-US format DVD (PAL). 530 min. DVD 3873
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Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1997)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, Billy Bob Thornton. A young warrior searching for a cure for a deadly curse becomes entangled in a battle between a clan of humans and the forest's animal gods who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves. 134 min. DVD 793
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Project A-ko (Purojekuto A-ko) (1986)
Directed by Katsuhiko Nishijima. Japanese cast: Miki Ito, Emi Shinohara, Michie Tomizawa ; English cast: Stacey Gregg, Denica Fairman, Julia Brahms.. It's the not-too-distant future, and a metropolis flourishes in the crash site of an alien spacecraft. A-ko, a teenager growing up in this city, enjoys the life of an ordinary schoolgirl ... along with incredible superhuman strength! But her carefree days are numbered. Her school rival, B-ko, is not content to live in the shadows any longer. A-ko's superpowers and good fashion sense may not be a match for B-ko's evil genius and mega-powered fighting robots of doom! 86 min. 999:3322
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Project A-ko 2 Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group (Purojekuto A-ko) (1987)
Directed by Katsuhiko Nishijima.. Cast: Miki Ito, Emi Shinohara, Michie Tomizawa. Its summer and as A-ko decides to take it easy, B-ko designs a new giant robot, better than all the others. But her father steals her designs and uses them to attack the crashed alien spacecraft in an attempt to steal the advanced technology of the aliens. 70 min. 999:3323
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Ranma 1/2 OAV Series (2000)
Director, Tomomitsu Mochizuki. Disc 1. Curse of the contrary jewel -- Tendo Family Christmas scramble -- Akane vs. Ranma! I'll be the one to inherit mother's recipes! -- Stormy weather comes to school! Growing up with Miss Hinako. -- Disc 2. The One to carry on, Pt. 1-2 -- Reawakening memories, Pt. 1-2. -- Disc 3. Team Ranma vs. the Legendary Phoenix -- Oh cursed tunnel of lost love! Let my love be forever -- Hell hath no fury like Kasumi scorned -- The two Akanes, "Ranma, look at me!" Its not easy being a teenage martial artist named Ranma. His martial artist father Genma takes him at an early age on a decade-long training mission and insists on bringing him to the cursed training ground known as Jusenkyo, where falling into one of many springs instantly turns one into whoever -- or whatever -- drowned there last. Based on the comic book by Rumiko Takahashi. 375 min. DVD 412
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Record of Lodoss War. 1 (Lodoss to senki) (1990)
Directed by Akio Sakai. Lodoss, the accursed island. Born in battle and baptized in fire, it has seen wars ravage its kingdoms for thousands of years. Now, an evil beyond any it has ever faced before is awakening, and a party of six are drawn together to battle for the future of everything dear to them. Among them Parn, a young fighter who lacks experience; Deedlit, a haughty elf who is attracted to the young fighter; Chim, a grizzled dwarf warrior haunted by a personal failure; Etoh, a young priest; Slayn, a skilled magic user; and Woodchuck, a cynical but good-natured thief. 80 min. 999:3336
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Record of Lodoss War. 2 (Lodoss to senki) (1990)
Directed by Akio Sakai.The War of Heroes has left Lodoss in turmoil, and it is clear that Karla must be stopped at any cost. Pursuing Ghim to Karla's castle at Lake Stillness, the heroes encounter the mercenary fighter, Khiris, and her berserker partner, Orson. Though they met at the point of each other's swords, they are soon valuable allies. At Karla's stonghold, Ghim faces the witch in a duel of wills in an attempt to free Leylia. As his friends come to his aid, the shocking reasons for Karla's treachery are disclosed. Meanwhile, the forces of Marmo are in disarray as Ashram prepares to take up the struggle where Beld left off. Urged on by the dark wizard Wagnard, he sets off for Fire Dragon Mountain to obtain the Scepter of Domination. But Wagnard has plans of his own, as he dispatches the dark elf Pirotess to kidnap Deedlit. Ambushed in the forest, Deedlit is soon fighting for her life. But new allies can show up when least expected! 55 min. 999:3337
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Record of Lodoss War. 3 (Lodoss to senki) (1990)
Directed by Akio Sakai. The journey to Fire Dragon Mountain becomes a race between Kashue and Ashram, with the Scepter of Domination being the prize. But the scepter is guarded by a formidable obstacle: Shooting Star, one of the last of the ancient dragons of Lodoss. This foul beast has terrorized the surrounding villages for years, and now he must be killed if the scepter is to be recovered. As both sides clash, Shooting Star awakens to protect his holy relic... Meanwhile, the evil of Kardis the Destroyer stirs beneath the dark island of Marmo, and Wagnard takes the final steps towards her resurrection. As he plots for his chance at godhood, Kashue and the others prepare for one last assault on Marmo. Since no one is prepared for the powers Wagnard has already gained from Kardis, he succeeds in kidnapping Deedlit. The final armies are assembled as the war for Lodoss' future builds to a climax. 55 min. 999:3338
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Record of Lodoss War. 4 (Lodoss to senki) (1990)
Directed by Akio Sakai. As Kashue and the remaining armies of Lodoss cross the southern straits enroute to the dark island to stop the resurrection of Kardis, Parn and his friends arrive just ahead of them. With Deedlit's eternal life about to be sacrificed to Kardis by the now power-mad Wagnard, they have no time to lose! But the island of Marmo holds a frightening trump card: the evil dragon Narse. This remnant of the ancient dragons stands ready to fight the forces of light while Wagnard proceeds with his dark ceremony far beneath the earth's surface. As Parn and the others rush to stop this dark rite underground, Kashue and his army face the demonic forces of Kardis on the surface. With Karla and Wort standing by to watch humanity fight for its destiny, there are surprises in store for all sides in this last chapter of the war for Lodoss. 55 min. 999:3339
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Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (Shojo kakumei Utena) (1997)
Directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. With a mystical sword, Utena duels her classmates to protect her strange friend Anthy, who is the key to a magical power that everyone wants and could make Utena's dream - to become a prince - come true. But their deepening friendship hides a terrible secret, and Utena must face the truth about herself and those she loves ... and learn what it truly means to be a hero. 87 min. DVD 3686
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Robotech: the Macross Saga. First Contact (Ch?jik? y?sai Macross) (1985)
Director, Noboru Ishiguro. When a mysterious space battleship crashes onto Macross Island the future of mankind is changed forever. Realizing that there are hostile forces in the universe, the people of Earth race to rebuild the SDF-1, but even as they struggle to master the science of Robotechnology, the vengeful Zentraedi armada is approaching the earth. Contains Episodes 1-6: Boobytrap -- Countdown -- Space fold -- The long wait -- Transformation -- Blitzkrieg. 150 min. DVD 755
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Robotech: the Macross Saga. Transformation (Chûjikû yôsai Macross) (1985)
Director, Noboru Ishiguro. As the survivors of Macross City and the crew of the SDF-1 arrive on Mars, the danger escalates. constant attack by the giant Zentraedi and short of resources, the humans wage a desperate battle ... but in the shadow of war, the power of the human heart turns the tide of the battle. Contains Episodes 7-12: Bye-Bye, Mars -- Sweet sixteen -- Miss Macross -- Blind game -- First contact -- The big escape. 150 min. DVD 756
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Roujin Z (1991)
Directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo. Takazawa, an elderly invalid, is forced to take part in an experiment with a machine that is supposed to be a surrogate nurse, Haruko, his real-life nurse, rescues him from the Z-00l machine. 80 min. DVD 3683
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Samurai X, Part 1: Trust. Romantic Tales from the Meiji Era: Rurouni Kenshin (Rur?ni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan: Tsuioku hen)
Director, Kazuhiro Furuhashi. Contents: Act 1. The man of the slashing sword (29 min.) -- Act 2. The lost cat (29 min.). Nineteenth century Japan is torn by warfare and rebellion where small bands of soldiers seek to overthrow the tyrannical Tokugawa Shogunate. Kenshin, a young orphan whose fighting skills were honed by the great swordsman Hiko, has hopes for a new world peace. When a woman named Tomoe arrives, her kindness and attention show him a kind of life he didn't know existed. Based on the original story by Nobuhiro Watsuki. 58 min. DVD 1205
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Samurai X, Part 2: Betrayal. Romantic Tales from the Meiji Era: Rurouni Kenshin (Rur?ni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan: Tsuioku hen)
Director, Kazuhiro Furuhashi. Contents: Act 3. The previous night at the mountain home (30 min.) -- Act 4. The cross-shaped wound (30 min.). After a series of disastrous events in Kyoto, Kenshin and Tomoe escape to a farm in rural Japan while a traitor is working to bring down the rebellion and destroy Kenshin. Meanwhile Tomoe is torn by her familial allegiances and the ghosts of her past. 60 min. DVD 1233
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Sei den. RG Veda (1992)
Directed by Hiroyuki Ebata, Takamasa Ikegami. Cast: Kazu Ikura, Sho Hayami, Kappei Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Yasunori Matsumoto, Norio Wakamoto, Satomi Korogi, Mika Doi, Arisa Ando, Yuriko Yamamoto, Hideyuki Tanaka, Toshiko Fujita. At the dawn of time, the power-hungry General Taishakuten seized control of the universe. With one vicious blow, this tyrant created a reign of pure terror. Legend says that six points of a shimmering star, each point a warrior with amazing powers, would band together and restore justice to the universe. Five of the six warriors have set out to find the last point so that the prophecy would be complete. Time is running out and the sixth point of the star is still unknown to the others. 45 min. 999:3325
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Serial Experiments Lain (1998) Directed by Ryutaro Nakamura for Japanese television.
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Serial Experiments Lain, Volume 1: Navi. There is the world around us, a world of people, tactile sensation, and culture. There is the wired world, inside the computer, of images, personalities, virtual experiences, and a culture all of its own. In this animated television drama, the day after a classmate commits suicide, Lain, a 13 year-old girl, discovers how closely the two worlds are linked when she receives an e-mail from the dead girl: "I just abandoned my body. I still live here ..." Has the line between the real world and the wired world begun to blur? 100 min. DVD 3701

Serial Experiments Lain, Volume 2: Knights. "Knights", a super hacker group that has large effects in the wired. No one knows who the members are, but they control information and sometimes develop and distribute illegal information equipment. The Knights are trying to make Latin do something. When Latin metaphorizes her physical self into the wired to search for an answer of incidents that kids commit suicide. She finds that the Knights are behind this incident. One day, a group of men in black suits make a contact Latin. They ask "Are those people who you live with really your parents?" "Are you Latin of the wired?" and "Who are you really?" 75 min. DVD 3702

Serial Experiments Lain, Volume 3: Deus. There are rumors that Latin is stealing people's secrets and spreading them in the wired. Her friends, including Arisu, abandon Latin, and even her parents leave, telling Latin that they are not her real parents. Then Latin discovers the one in the wired causing the trouble, her other self. "Which is the real me?" Lonely and confused, Latin then encounters a man who calls himself "God" in the wired. 75 min. DVD 3703

Serial Experiments Lain, Volume 4: Reset. Who am I? The question is asked over and over again throughout the noise. Latin destroys her own creator and loses her best friend, now Latin must decide what to do. Sould she delete herself from everyone's memory?! If she does, the real world should remain exactly the same, but if no one remembers her, did Latin ever really exist? 75 min. DVD 3704

Speed Racer
Videocassette release of two episodes from the television series The Speed Racer show, "The Car Hater" and "The Race Against the Mammoth Car", plus the 1957 feature The Treacherous Pirate, commercials from the 1960s, and a 1992 music video. 80 min. 999:1532

Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) (2001)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. When a young girl gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and rescue her parents. English language voices: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Jason Marsden, Lauren Holly, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Chiklis, Tara Strong, Susan Egan, John Ratzenberger. 124 min. DVD 3446
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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Directors, Shogo Furuya, Satoshi Kon. The story takes place on Christmas Eve in Shinjuku, Tokyo in this animated film. Middle-aged has-been Gin, aging transvestite Hana, and teenage runaway Miyuki are homeless friends who have formed a makeshift family structure bond. That bond is tested when they find an abandoned baby while searching for food in a trash dumpster. They try to care for the infant themselves, and travel throughout the city in search of the baby's parents. 91 min. DVD 3685

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Duralde, Alonso. "Who's your daddy? Anime feature Tokyo Godfathers puts a fresh spin on the old trio-adopts-a-foundling story.(Movie Review)." The Advocate (Feb 3, 2004): 52(2).UC users only
Garger, Ilya. "True Grit: Maverick animator SATOSHI KON'S cartoons for grownups depict the seedy underbelly of Japanese life." Time International (Asia Edition) 162.21 (Dec 1, 2003): 62.
Zahed, R. "Tokyo Godfathers: An Offer You Can't Refuse." Animation Magazine v. 18 no. 2 (February 2004) p. 26 UC users only

Trigun: the $60,000,000,000 Man (1998)
Directed by Satoshi Nishimura. In the distant future, on a desert planet there is a legendary gunman, Vash the Stampede, who is so dangerous a $60,000,000,000 reward has been placed on his head! Vash, has been credited with the destruction of several towns, but miraculously, there is no record of him ever taking a life. Those who catch up with Vash either crawl away wounded (mostly from self-inflicted damage), or they stagger away in disbelief that such a dork could possibly be the man they are looking for! Contents: Episode titles: The $60,000,000,000 man. -- Truth of mistake. -- Peace maker. -- Love & Peace. 100 min. DVD 791
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Trigun: Wolfwood (1998)
Directed by Satoshi Nishimura. Wolfwood, the man of the cloth with the cross, is also a gunman with a past. Like Vash, Wolfwood travels to redemption in the desert but continually finds that confrontations with one's past can be far more deadly than a duel with pistols. Will these two kindred souls walk the same path or find each other obstacles to survival? Contents: Episode 8. And between the wasteland and sky (25 min.) -- Episode 9. Murder machine (25 min.) -- Episode 10. Quick draw (25 min.). Total: 75 min. DVD 780
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Trigun. Lost Past. (1998)
Directed by Satoshi Nishimura.. The reckless pursuit of rewards or revenge sometimes leads away from the true goals of life. It's time for Vash to show what he can do when his past comes back to haunt him. Contents: Episode 5. Hard puncher (25 min.) -- Episode 6. Lost July (25 min.) -- Episode 7. B.D.N. (25 min.). Total: 75 min. DVD 757
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Urusei Yatsura TV series 1 (1983)
Directors, Mamoru Osh?; Kazuo Yamazaki. In Japan's most popular (and whackiest) animated television comedy series the Oni, a mysterious race of aliens, arrive to repossess the Earth and give its inhabitants only one chance to save the planet. Episode 1, Story 1. I'm Lum the notorious -- Episode 1, Story 2. It's raining oil in our town -- Episode 2, Story 3. Mail from space, Ten arrives -- Episode 3, Story 5. The coming of Rei, the handsome shapechanger -- Episode 3, Story 6. Die, ladykiller -- Episode 4, Story 7. Kintaro from the autumn sky -- Episode 4, Story 8. Gonna live like a man. 100 min. DVD 3713
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Vampire Hunter D (Ky?ketsuki Hunter D) (1985)
Director, Toyoo Ashida. In the year 12,090 AD, the Earth has fallen into the clutches of vampires and humans are enslaved by a corrupted feudal system, prey to the whims of vampire aristocrats. Vampire Hunter D is the only being who dares to challenge the authority of the immortal vampires. 80 min. DVD 753
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Vampire Princess (Kyûketsuki Miyu) (1997)
Directed by Hirano Toshihiro. In this animated television series (episodes 1-26), Miyu was born a Vampire Princess, charged with the responsibility of banishing evil demons from the Earth. Stranded in the twilight between human and demon, she has the power to offer humans the gift of eternal happiness with one bite, yet is herself, destined for perpetual solitude. 650 min. (3 discs) DVD 3682
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Visions of Frank: Short Films by Japan's Most Audacious Animators
Introduction : Animation by Jim Woodring / by Bill Frisell (2000) -- 1. [Animation by] Taruto Fuyama (2003) -- 2. [Animation by] Eri Yoshimura (2003) -- 3. [Animation by art unit] COCOA (2003) -- 4. [Animation by] TAMAPRO/DROP (2003) -- 5. [Animation by] Masaki Naito (2004) -- 6. [Animation by] art unit COCOA (2004) -- 7. [Animation by] Kanako Kawaguchi (2005) -- 8. [Animation by] Naomi Nagata (2005). Author, Shunsuke Nakanishi ; editor/translator, Maki Hajui ; all characters and storylines by Jim Woodring. A collection of animated films by Japanese animators, based on the comics of Jim Woodring. 48 min. DVD 6412
Voices of a Distant Star (Hoshi no koe) (2003)
Directed by Makoto Shinkai and Steven Foster. A spectacular blend of traditional and lush 3D animation. A young pilot joins the resistance to fight aliens in an interstellar battle. But she has left behind the love of her life. As she flies further into deep space, she stays young in the timelessness of space, but he ages. Can their love survive? Special features: Supplemental materials (75 min.) "She and her cat" (animated short); interview with Makoto Shinkai; director's cut with alternate vocals; original production animatic; 4 original Japanese trailers; reversible cover. 30 min. DVD 7652
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Animated Classics of Japanese Literature

Kaidan (A Ghost Story); Jinsei gekijo (The Theater of Life) (1986) A Ghost Story: Some 800 years ago, a great battle took place between the Genji and Heiki families at a location known as Dan-no-ura. The Heiki family suffered a terrible defeat. Houichi, a lutist, lives at the temple which is close to the sight of this great battle. His great talent for chanting the old legends gains him notice by many in the community-- including the ghosts of the Heiki family. Unwittingly, the blind Houichi soon finds himself performing for the dead. The chief priest fears that something evil is happening to Houichi and devises a plan to make him invisible to the ghosts. The Theater of Life: Hyokichi is regarded by his peers as the neighborhood sissy. His father knows that to become a great man one must have courage, so he teaches Hyokichi to climb a gingko tree. Orin, the girl next door, looks on with concern. He eventually succeeds, with Orin's encouragement, and as time passes a bond forms between them. As they grow up, he goes off to a distant school and she goes to Tokyo to become a Geisha. Missing her dearly, he is now driven toward a goal of success even his father could not imagine. 53 min. 999:2586

Biruma no tategoto (The Harp of Burma) (1986) A platoon of Japanese soldiers is struggling through the mountains of Burma when notification of the war's end is received. But high up on Triangle Mountain, where the news is greeted with disbelief, the fighting continues. Captain Inoue sends Private Yasuhiko Mizushima to the mountain to persuade the soldiers to stop fighting and dying in vain. Meanwhile, Captain Inoue's troops are moved to a concentration camp at Mudon and await Mizushima's return. As time passes, their worst fears are realized when news of Mizushima's death is received. The news is especially difficult to accept when the soldiers recall their encounter with a strange monk during the first days in the concentration camp - a monk who bore a striking resemblance to Mizushima. Could he have possibly survived and still be alive? 52 min. 999:2587

Izu no odoriko (The Izu Dancer); Maihime (The Dancing Girl) (1986) The Izu dancer: Mizuhara, a student from Tokyo, takes a few days off to travel through the countryside and happens upon a family of strolling players. He is quite taken with Kaoru, a young dancing girl who is part of this group. The feeling is mutual but their love is fleeting as Mizuhara must go back to school and Kaoru is just a strolling dancing girl. The dancing girl: The time is the early 1900's; the city is Berlin. Toyotaro Ota has accepted a long term assignment for his government. Well educated and with talents in high demand, he makes a good living until he meets Elise, the daughter of a tailor, who lives with her recently widowed mother and earns a meager living as a ballet dancer. She has been forced to borrow money from a local shark to supplement the family's income. Toyotaro and Elise are soon faced with a grave personal conflict that threatens to tear them apart--for Toyotaro must choose between his career and Elise. 52 min. 999:2598

Taiyo no kisetsu (The Season of the Sun); Gakusei jidai (Student Days); Nogiku no haka (The Grave of the Wild Chrysanthemum) (1986) The season of the sun: Tatsuya Tsugawa belongs to the university sports club where he and his friends spend time boxing which makes them very popular with the local women. Tsugawa has one casual relationship after another until he meets Eiko. They soon fall in love, but he remains indifferent. Will he be able to express his love for her before it's too late?. Student days : It's exam time and Kenkichi knows he must study hard if he is to be accepted at the prestigious Ichiko School. He encounters a young woman who drops a good luck charm. He is surprised to learn that he is the intended recipient of the charm. How will the results of the exam be affected by his superstition?. The grave of the wild chrysanthemum: Tamiko is to be married in an arranged wedding, yet her mind and spirit are focused only on Masao. Will the strength of their love be strong enough to sustain this couple? 78 min. 999:2588

Horoki (Wandering Days); Growing Up (1986) Wandering Days: In the early 1900's earning a modest income was a struggle for most. As a young girl, Fumiko wandered the countryside with her parents who earned their livelihood peddling medicine. Moving from town to town, the young Fumiko knew deep inside that there was more that she wanted out of life. Dreams of becoming a writer were Fumiko's salvation during these difficult times. Would her dream be able to survive the harsh realities of life? Growing up: Amongst the small street gangs that inhabit the red light district of Yoshiwara, Shinnyo and Midori were on good terms until news spread that Shinnyo had joined a rival gang. Midori is the sister of an Oiran and is often teased and called a whore by the street rascals. Yet she maintains herself with pride and tries desperately to retain her individuality. Now unfriendly gang members are making trouble for Midori and her friends...and she blames Shinnyo, mistakenly believing that he is behind the trouble. Now faced with the prospect of growing up to be like her sister, she finds the pain unbearable... but what can she do? 48 min. 999:2590

Shiosai (The Sound of the Waves) (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic a young fisherman, Shinji, falls in love with Hatsue, the daughter of a wealthy fisherman who is destined for an arranged marriage with Yasuo. Shinji arranges to meet Hatsue secretly and when Yasuo finds out he assumes the worst. Jealous and feeling betrayed, he tries to take Hatsue by force and then by threats of blackmail. When Hatsue's father hears of the events, he makes both young men sailors on his fishing vessel and devises a test to determine which man is truly worthy of his daughter. Based on the story by Mishima Yukio. Video 999:2638

Sugata Sanshiro (Sanshiro, the Judoist)(1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic Sanshiro aspires to become a master of the art of Jujitsu. When his master is defeated by a master of Judo, Sanshiro switches to Judo and eventually becomes a master of the art. He meets Otomi whose father is a master of Jujitsu and in an ironic twist of fate is slated to fight Otomi's father. During a meeting Otomi apprises Sanshiro of her father's scheduled bout with a man from Kodo-Kan. Should her father lose, he would have to resign his position and Otomi would be forced to marry his most despicable student. With the pressure mounting, Sanshiro must face the challenges of a lifetime. Based on the story by Tomita Tsuneo. Video 999:2639

Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises)(1986) Wind rises: In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic a young man stops in Karuizawa in search of a place in which to write a novel. Shortly after his arrival in the off season, he meets Setsuko, a beautiful young lady who is also staying at the hotel. Since they are the only two guests they become acquainted and she reveals that she has tuberculosis. Fortunately the young man is not dissuaded and with renewed passion, he writes his novel. As their love blossoms, will their dreams be fulfilled? Based on the story by Hori Tatsuo. Video 999:2640

Orinposu no Kajitsu (Fruit of Olympus) (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic several Japanese teams train for the Olympics and then travel to America. On the voyage to America, Sakamoto on the rowing team meets Akiko, a high-jumper but all members of the Olympic teams are forbidden to make contact with members of the opposite sex. In America Sakamoto's team doesn't do well and Akiko seems to have taken an interest in a foreigner ... how will they fare. Video 999:2640

Asunaro Monogatari (Asunaro Story). (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic 19-year-old Seeko has come to live with 13-year-old Ayuta's family. With the reputation of a "bad girl," Seeko seems oddly unashamed of her expulsion from school and is fatalistic while speaking of a certain man. A few days later, she sends Ayuta to deliver a letter to this man, Kajima, who turns out to be an excellent student. He acts fatherly toward Ayuta, advising him to study twice as hard as the others so that he will excel in the school entrance exams. What will become of Ayuta and Seeko as each confronts their own situation? Based on the story by Inoue Yasushi. Video 999:2641

Takayasuken Monogatari (The Story of Koyasu Dog). (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic Hisao admires dogs, particulary the pure-blooded Koyasu dog which was thought to have died out at the beginning of the Showa era. However, one such dog, known as Shiro, is still alive and living with his master in a hunting village in the mountains and way past his prime, displays signs of illness. Hisao, quick to diagnose that the dog must be operated on in order to survive, transports him to a far off town for the operation. But his master cannot come and Shiro escapes soon after they arrive at the hospital. Will the dog find his way home? After 20 days, no one believes that Shiro could have survived -- except for his master. Video 999:2641

Yaneura no Sanposha (A Walker in the Attic). (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic, Goda, who is fascinated with crime, crawls around the attic of his boarding house spying on the other residents through holes in their ceilings. He is particularly jealous of Endo, a student who's constant womanizing and carefree ways grate on Goda's nerves. Goda begins to plot the perfect crime: Since he has devised a means to commit the crime without any obvious point of entry, who would ever suspect him? Based on the story by by Edogawa Rampo. Video 999:2642

Shinri Shiken (A Psychological Test). (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic Seiichiro has spent a whole year planning the perfect crime. He set up his friend to be the "fall guy" and at the same time, managed to put himself in a position to receive a sum of the victim's money. The scam would have worked had it not been for private investigator Kogoro who devises a psychological test to flush out the real killer. Based on the story by by Edogawa Rampo. Video 999:2642

Akai heya (A Red Room). (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic seven rich men, all hopelessly bored with life, are meeting one evening when a guest succeeds in shocking them with his story of how he dealt with his own boredom -- by indirectly murdering strangers. Now it appears that the guest wants to commit suicide with someone else unwittingly assisting him! But the plan becomes even more complex! Based on the story by by Edogawa Rampo. Video 999:2642

Botchan. (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic Botchan sets out for his first teaching assignment and finds he must contend with students who spy on him and pull nasty stunts. While on a fishing trip to boost his spirits, Botchan suspects Hotta, his only friend in the village, as the cause of his misery. Back at the school during a meeting to discuss the students' disrespectful behavior, Botchan's suspected adversary defends him! Then when evidence of the dean's activities surface, Botchan and Hotta must team up to corner the dean in his own scandalous game. Based on the story by by Natsume Soseki. Video 999:2643

Robo no Ishi (A Roadside Stone) (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic Goichi, a poor boy who lives in the country is driven by ambition to better himself. He suggests to his mother that he use his own savings for his schooling, but she is secretly broken-hearted as Goichi's father has used the money to pay a debt. Goichi is forced to abandon his plans and enters into a degrading apprenticeship for a local merchant. When his mother dies and the truth about his father's debts are revealed, he realizes that he is now working as an indentured servant. Goichi has every intention of repaying his debt, but he will do it in his own way from now on. Based on the story by Yamamoto Yuzo. 52 min. Video 999:2644

Shunkin sho (The Tale of Shunkin) (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic Shunkin, after losing her sight at the age of nine, learns to play the koto and the shamisen. Sasuke, who has faithfully taken care of her for many years, secretly saves his money and buys a shamisen. When Shunkin discovers that Sasuke has a shamisen, she takes him on as her student and a stronger bond develops between the two. But their relationship is soon put to the ultimate test. Based on the story by Tanizaki Junichiro. Video 999:2645

Yujo (Friendship) (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic Nojima, a young author confesses his love for Sugiko to his friend Omiya, who agrees to help get him a proper introduction. Time passes, but Nojima and Sugiko can't seem to get past impersonal exchanges. Still, Omiya encourages him to pursue Sugiko. It isn't until Omiya writes to him from abroad that Nojima finds out the shocking truth about Sugiko. Based on the story by Mushanokoji Saneatsu. Video 999:2645

Homutaun no Jikenbo (The Incident in the Bedroom Suburb) (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic the Mabushi family bs can be harrowing if you're not accepted by your neighbors. Their troubles start when their daughter gets into an "accident." Then when Mr. Mabuchi is asked by his employer to soothe his neighbor's angry feelings concerning a nearby construction project, the family faces its greatest challenge yet. Based on the story by Akagawa Jiro. Video 999:2646

Ten kara no Koe (Voice from Heaven) (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic Mr. Kasai faces his first challenge after being appointed officer of his housing development. A new family has moved into a unit directly over the one occupied by an intolerant old man, Mr. Nakakita. After many nasty run-ins with Nakakita eventually drive the family out, Kasai comes up with a solution to the problem which some might consider extreme. Based on the story by Akagawa Jiro. Video 999:2646

Hokyonin no Shi (The Martyr) (1986)In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic Ine, the daughter of an umbrella maker takes a liking to Lorenzo, and rumors begin to spread. When she becomes pregnant and places the blame on Lorenzo, he is excommunicated by the church and shunned by the entire village. A year passes, and Lorenzo is ridiculed for not taking responsibility for the child. But when tragedy strikes, the townspeople are finally confronted with the truth. Based on the story by Akutagawa Ryunosuke. Video 999:2647

Koyahijiri (The Priest of Mt. Kouya) (1986) In this animated film adaptation of a Japanese classic a priest, his journey is interrupted by flood waters, contemplates following an alternate route taken by a peddler. When a passing peasant warns him of the danger facing the peddler, the priest hurries to catch up with him. Barely surviving the perils of the journey, the priest finally stumbles upon a lone house, but he is so intrigued by the voluptuous owner of the house, he is unaware of the danger that he faces. Based on the story by Izumi Kyoka. Video 999:2647

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