Animation

Tex Avery – Who Killed Who? (1943)

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A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he’s investigating is decidedly haunted, and he never knows just what’s round the next corner… Read More »

Yulian Kalisher – History of Soviet Puppet animation 24 – The Art of Yulian Kalisher (1983 – 1993) (DVD)


History of Soviet Puppet animation 24 – The Art of Yulian Kalisher

Yulian Kalisher ( 1935-2007) was a relative late-bloomer in the field of puppet animation. Coming from the field of puppet theatre, where he had worked in Tasjkent, Uzbekistan and in Moscow. He was hired by the Soviet TV organisation Ecran to direct puppet-plays for TV in 1971. In 1974 he was teamed up with Youri Trofimov and co-directed 3 episodes of The Wizard of Emerald City ( see DVD 17) In 1977 he realized his first solo-direction: a feature film puppet animation after a puppet play. From then on his work always stood out for its originality and inventiveness. “A New Year’s Adventure” on DVD 20 is a good example of his work between 1977 and 1982. Read More »

Yoshiaki Kawajiri – Jûbei ninpûchô AKA Ninja Scroll (1993)

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A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers – with a ghost from his past as their leader – who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate. Read More »

Katsuhiro Ôtomo – Akira (1988)

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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics. Read More »

Masaaki Yuasa – Kimi to, nami ni noretara AKA Ride your Wave (2019) (HD)

A surfer and firefighter meet and fall in love. Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki – Kaze no tani no Naushika AKA Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

In the far future, man has destroyed the Earth in the “Seven Days of Fire”. Now, there are small pockets of humanity that survive. One pocket is the Valley of Wind where a princess named Nausicaa tries to understand, rather than destroy the Toxic Jungle. Read More »

Adolf Born & Jaroslav Doubrava & Milos Macourek – O Matylde s náhradní hlavou AKA Matylda and her Spare Head (1985)

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In one town there lives a little girl named Matylda, who likes to play, but doesn’t like to study – when she has to do, she remembers little. Her mom comes up with the idea to buy her some extra heads: one for Maths, one for poetry and so forth. Matylda gets all her heads together at home and everyone is happy. Until the day when her mother accidentally switches her head for a cabbage when Matylda is to recite a poem for her grandma. The family get-together is huge embarrassment. So Matylda and her mother realize that one head is more than enough. Read More »