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
In this animated short from Richard Condie (who also animated The Big Snit, a classic itself), an old fool meets a young fool at a crossroads in the 14th century. The old fool stays behind while the young fool skips blindly down the wrong road. The old fool must then teach his young apprentice about the consequences of taking the wrong road. A quirky tale told without words.
(have i mentioned how much i love the national film board of canada?)
Animator Craig Welch gives us a glimpse into the surreal world of a man who’s obsession is the dispassionate study, and control, of the world around him.
Via the National Film Board of Canada.
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Propelled by Claude Cloutier’s signature drawing style and absurdist humour, this animated short offers an overview of the evolution of life on Earth from rock to human, with some surprising twists in between.
via The National Film Board of Canada (a most awesome institution)