Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
It’s summertime and today it’s in the upper-60s here in Seattle. Sun breaks, clouds, an occasional shower – in other words, perfect weather.
A lot of other spots aren’t so lucky and are getting some serious heat. This weekend’s unscheduled music video is dedicated to the folks melting in their weather.
Too Darn Hot by Ella Fitzgerald and mixed by RAC. Remix Artist Collective is a now-solo project of André Allen Anjos whose remixed some classics.
Micah Lee of Attic Pictures edited the Mickey Mouse short Stayin’ Cool to match up pretty well.
Directed by John Kahrs, this Oscar-nominated animation shows the power of the paper airplane (and persistance). This wonderful short from the animators at Disney uses a new technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation.
Flip the Frog was created by Ub Iwerks in 1930 and the cartoon Fiddlesticks was Flip’s debut. If the style looks and feels familiar it’s because Ub Iwerks was the creator of Mickey Mouse and set the tone for all early Disney animation.
Besides the pedigree, this animation itself was the first sound and color animation when it was released in August 1930.
h/t Miss Cellania
Squirellapalooza rolls on… All you really need to get down and be funky is a squirrel.
From the Disney cartoon series Phineas and Ferb.
Destino (destiny) was storyboarded by Disney studio artist John Hench and artist Salvador Dalí for eight months during 1945 and 1946. World War II, however, had not been kind to Walt Disney Studios and it was in financial trouble. Considered not viable financially, production on the film was suspended indefinitely.
[Destino] follows the story of Chronos and the ill-fated love he has for a mortal female. The story continues as the female dances through surreal scenery inspired by Dalí’s paintings.
Music by the Mexican composer Armando Dominguez, sung by Dora Luz. Directed by Dominique Monfréy.
Shortlisted for the 2003 Oscar for Best Animated Short.