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
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.
If Hieronymus Bosch had painted warm and fuzzy things I would imagine it would look something like this. A 2010 Oscar winner for animation, Shaun Tan takes the weird and makes it the wonderful with this fun little tale.
Check out the website at thelostthing.com, it’s a work of art in itself.
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.
A beautiful allegory about growing old and the layers of memories we build.
Animated by Kunio Katō. Among other awards, it was the winner of the 2008 Oscar for short animation.
Life is a balance and some things can disrupt that dramatically. This short won the Oscar for animation in 1989.
Saw this a few years back and it’s been a favorite ever since. A badger just wants to sleep, but the world won’t let him.
Nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for short animation.