Diary 1966

1967 - Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or - Best Short Film (Nominated)

Nyosha 2012

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.

Mighty Antlers 2010

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.

Oasis 2013

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.

Abigail 2005

As the gap between a burning airplane and the ground gets smaller, one passenger has other things on his mind!

Angelina Ballerina : On With the Show 2014

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.

Don't Tell Santa You're Jewish! 2010

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?

The Bear Dodger 1948

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".

Baby Kangaroo's Birthday Surprise 1941

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.

The Nutty Network 1939

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.

G-Man Jitters 1939

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.

The Sailor's Home 1936

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.

Merry Dog 1933

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.

Beanstalk Jack 1933

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.

Farmer Al Falfa's Ape Girl 1932

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.