Forgotten Innovators of 20th Century Animation

This course will explore the work of prominent animators world-wide, who though struggling commercially, produced work that has proven influential to subsequent generations. We’ll concentrate on cell/hand-drawn animation, discussing how technology and the changing decades shaped the art. We’ll look at the shifting perspectives and techniques adopted through these artists’ careers and examine how they approached both animated features and shorts.

Please bring a notepad and something to write with.

Features to be screened include:
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926, directed by Lotte Reiniger)
Gulliver’s Travels (1939, directed by Dave Fleischer)
The Belladonna of Sadness (1973, Eiichi Yamamoto)
Fantastic Planet (1973, Rene Laloux)
The Cosmic Eye (1986, directed by John & Faith Hubley)

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