1967 - Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or - Best Short Film (Nominated)
Nyosha is a ten year old girl. She dreams of buying a pair of shoes during the reality of a pitiless war. She believes that because of her shoes, she will stay alive.A range of animation techniques brings together the dream and the reality and tells Nyosha's story.
A man drives his car furiously down a narrow road, surrounded by a vast forest. When he encounters a deer in the middle of the road he makes a villainous attempt to ram it. However this particular hit and run has jaw crushing, battering consequences.
George is on his way home after a stint in the mines. In his possession is the reward for his hard work: a rare and precious blue diamond. While seeking respite from the mid-day heat, he chances upon a strange creature which turns out to be much more than just a petty thief.
As the gap between a burning airplane and the ground gets smaller, one passenger has other things on his mind!
It's harvesting season, so all the fruits and vegetables come out to play.
The stage is set with bright lights for big performances and lots of fun! When Ms. Mimi loses her voice, her class finds ways to communicate through music. After a musical mishap, AZ doesn't miss a beat and discovers another way to keep tempo.
A little girl is at a toy giveaway. Santa is having all the kids sit on his lap and then hands each a toy. The little girl is really interested in joining in--the trouble is, she's Jewish. Her mother encourages her to not worry and just pretend she's not Jewish. How will all this work out in the end?
Created by Noburo Ofuji, who had been cartoon making since the 1920s, often with decorative paper cutouts. The character animation looks like it was done 15 years before, but a lot of the elements are highly original; design (those trees!), use of camera focus. Heavily musical in a manner that recalls animation's earliest use of sound. The lesson here is: "If you can't count on your friends, travel alone".
Unique; one of the only Japanese cartoons that fully employs the physics of US animation (squash & stretch, follow-thru, weight variation, distortion). A silent print of what probably originated as a film with sound.
A jungle land radio station run by monkeys pulls a prank by reporting an invasion from space is occurring and a large cutout face is hoisted above the trees so all can see. Fireworks are employed to sound like a war has started. The King, a Lion with a Bert Lahr voice, finally exposes the fakers. Inspired by Orson Welles' "War Of the Worlds" radio hoax.
Gandy reads a book about detectives and decides he should become one. He wears a Sherlock Holmes-style cap and uses a magnifying glass, but he encounters movie monsters like Frankenstein and Dracula out in the woods.
A sailor's whimsical remembrance of his mermaid wife. Told with charm. Includes an incongruous riff from Disney's MUSIC LAND. Some animators: Milton Stein, Eddie Donnelly, John Foster, "Connie" Rasinski, Jerry Shields.
A short story about a young ninja.
The boozy mercenary of the title, based on the actual historical figure of Naoyuki Ban (1567-1615), attempts to rid a haunted castle of spooks.
Twisted take on "The Little Match Girl". Cartoon child abuse at its finest.
During the worst year of the Great Depression, Pooch the Pup enlisted Santa and a toy-soldier army to serve up the Big Bad Wolf some holiday payback.
Fairy Tale rehash in which Jack encounters a gang of pseudo-jazz skeletons (animated by Eddie Donnelly). The pre-sound stylings of Frank Moser & Jerry Shields highly contrasts with Bill Tytla's advanced, otherworldly Giant.
The Farmer is abducted by a capering Jungle Goddess. As pre-Code as a Terrytoon ever got. Most animation is by Frank Moser; with him are Art Babbitt, Jerry Shields, Bill Tytla and others.