Monday, June 29, 2015

The World's Your Stage (1974)

How they made those pointless commercials at your local station...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Alison Weschke (nee de Vere)



Alison's awards include the Grand Prix at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival Mr. Pascal, seen here:



And then she won first prize at the Odense International Film Festival for The Black Dog.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mary Blair



Mary's work will probably be the most familiar to you. She worked with Disney on Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South, and Cinderella.



Look at those colors!



And here's someone's student film. Hey, haven't we been doing student films all week?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Evelyn Lambart



Today is Evelyn Lambart. When the guy she was working with got interested in ballet, she perfected transferring paper cut-outs to lithograph plates, which she then painted and animated. Here's what it looks like:



Before McLaren got on the ballet kick, they used to make films like this:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dick Van Patten



It has come to my attention that Dick Van Patten has passed away.



He will be missed, to be sure.



To me he was one of those character actors who always popped up everywhere.



I guess part of me always assumed that Dick Van Patten would keep working forever.



I'm sure he'd still be working if he could. Godspeed, Dick Van Patten.

 
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