Sunday, February 12, 2006

Steer over to hydrocephalicbunny to get caught up with Sylvain "The Triplets of Belleville" Chomet... he made a wizardly little ad for an insurance company that acts like Belleville with Miyazaki visiting for an afternoon. Huzzah!

Plus, on the consumer tip... following are three happy additions I have made to my DVD library recently that you might consider as well:

(exhibit A) the Disney Rarities collection has lots of terrific animation from Diz animation titans from the 40s, 50s and 60s. I loved it, the kids cheered, you can't lose with this one. Except for Leonard Maltin leering at you with that deathlike grin between scenes... that gave me hives.

(exhibit B) I wrote before about Miss Pussycat's gumbylicious online puppetry, but only recently plumped the cash to get the DVD... and it is waaaay better than I had even hoped. She (with her bubbe Quintron) will make your whole day. You will thank yourself!

Finally, (exhibit C) on the puppet side of things, Everything Else Vol. 1 is a DVD of the Chapman brothers massive output of Homestar Runner, including very avant-garde puppets! Plus, of course, their usual cavalcade of flash merriment. Make it yours!

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