What the heck is this? I have no idea. But I like it. It looks like nothing I’ve seen so far. Seems to have something to do with a magic box of dreams maybe. Dream characters dance about and frolic with strange projections and shadows. There’s an element of old Japanese folktales with tiny toys or figures coming to life at night. Very strange.
The film was made by Akinori Okada in 2009.
A collection of vintage toy commercials put together by Jon Behrens. Do kids play war anymore?
Here’s a dramatic medieval battle, pitting East against West, with knights, horses, swords, shields, spears and archers… all animated with toys. This is another stop-motion film from Toyman Studios.
Pink Tentacle has Japanese sci-fi and Ultraman art by Takayoshi Mizuki. These were done in the sixties and early seventies. They remind me of the art you’d see on toy boxes.