If you love animations, you should be a reader of Videos with Bibi. I have been posting there since February and the video blog (vlog) contains, until now, hundreds of videos. There is a bit of everything: documentaries, silent melodramas, horror films, musicals, avant garde films, action, film-noir, ephemeral videos and much more. But I’m here to sell my fish to those who want to watch cartoons and animations. And I think the best way to convince you is showing a list of good reasons. Here it is my list:
– Alexandre Alexeieff pinscreen animations and Animated Commercials. The commercials aren’t so wonderful as his pinscreen animations, but still being too beautiful to be just commercials.
– Betty Boop Cartoons: 1932, 1933, 1934 – 1935, 1936 – 1937 and 1938 – 1939.
– Cheburashka and Krokodil Gena: a classic! Cheburashka is probably the most adorable Russian character of all time. It’s impossible not look at him and think “aww so cute”.
– Dave and Max Fleischer animations: short animations I, short animations II, short animations III, short animations IV, The Cobweb Hotel and Gulliver’s Travels.
– Felix The Cat Cartoons: Felix The Cat Cartoons I, II, III and IV.
– Ivo Caprino Short Stop Motion Animations I and II. The great Norwegian puppet animatior is most know for his adaptations of Peter Christen Asbjørnsen’s tales.
– Jan Svankmajer Short Films I, II, III, IV and V. Watch them fast, before all them disappear.
– Jirí Barta Animations: the Czech animator plays with stop-motion, classic animation and experimental animation. Bellow, one of his animations, Riddles for a Candy (8min).
– Ji?í Trnka short stop-motion films – I, short stop-motion films – II and The Emperor’s Nightingale. The Czech Trnka was a master of stop-motion animation. Must-see.
– Leonid Nosyrev Short Animations and the film Laughter and Grief by the White Sea, also by Leonid. The cartoons are all in Russian, but the dialogues aren’t so necessary. The last cartoon, a tale about a tiger and a sunflower, is superb.
– L’Idée: directed by Berthold Bartosch, it’s an adaptation for Frans Masereel‘s Die Idee. Very poetic.
– Norman McLaren short animations I, II, III. McLaren dismiss any presentations, right?
– Superman cartoons: all the superman cartoons already blogged here can be watched directly on four posts.
– The Cat Who Walked by Herself: beautiful Russian film based on Rudyard Kipling’s short story “The Cat that Walked by Himself”.
– The Tell-Tale Heart: a marvellous Edgar Allan Poe’s based cartoon from 1953.
– Warner’s Private Snafu Cartoons I and Private Snafu Cartoons II were created as educational films for the soldiers during the WWII.
– Winsor McCay animations: Animations I, Animations II and Dream of a Rarebit Fiend.
– Wladyslaw Starewicz: : short stop-motion films. Those animations are from the first two decades of the 20th century.
– Yuri Norstein’s animations: a master of Russian animation. His wonderful animations are like poetry.
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