The National Film Board of Canada produced this cartoon adaptation of a story by E.B. White. He did the narration too! It’s a far-fetched tale of logical and methodical silliness that ends in an eruption of accidental death and mayhem. Simply marvelous.
I found this at Your Daily Cartoon
Theodore Ushev, the animator who made the ‘Help Haiti’s Children’ poster that we use on this blog, has a new short film coming. It’s called Lipsett Diaries and is about a Canadian experimental filmmaker Arthur Lipsett who struggled with mental problems and died very young. I think Ushev takes animation very seriously as art and film. I always want to draw something right after watching anything he’s made.
The NFB (National Film Board of Canada) has just released a new free iPhone app that lets you watch hundreds of their films. You can use the app even while you’re away from hotspots by downloading films for viewing during a 24-hour period. The NFB is one of my favorite places on the web for film. They just do it the right way. They make it easy.
This is an excellent way to distribute their huge collection of ground-breaking films.
You can get the app at the iTunes store.