The imaginary life cycle of a pair of scissors, from birth to reproduction.
In 1968, future Monty Python member Terry Gilliam was kicking around London, working as an animator. He was asked to put together an animated segment for a Christmas show, so he hopped over to the Tate and photocopied a bunch of Victorian Christmas cards for inspiration. The resulting film, The Christmas Card, is brilliant, bizarre, and delightful.
When ZAP! discovers the Number 8 has been kidnapped by the sinister Evol, he and his best friend, Teacher, must travel through enchanted worlds to rescue her. Along the way, they run into Evol's henchmen, the Spelling B's, and meet up with a very odd wizard. Will they rescue her before it's too late?! Come take this fantastic journey with ZAP! The Magical Computer in this spectacular, fully computer- animated adventure!
Animated segments which might have originally framed live action footage of bakers at work making Wonder Bread and Hostess cakes.
Single shot of a man behind an x-ray screen on which his x-ray is clearly visible and moving. Another man sits on a chair to the right of the screen. The x-ray image that appears on screen is same as seen in last sequence Dr. Macintyre's X-Ray Film. (http://ssa.nls.uk/film/0838)
A boy works hard to please his lord and gain advancement. Short film from 1938.
Described by the director as his statement on modern pornography, the film follows the misadventures of a small yellow bird, which include the adult themes of hallucinogenic drugs and sexual intercourse with a horse.
A hypnotist cat charms a sweet young mouse femme-fatale into luring all the mice in town into his cellar, with intent of eating them. But, with his super-senses hitting on all cylinders, the super-hero mouse, Mighty Mouse, zooms in and puts an end to the dastardly scheme.
This film was originally made in black-and-white 3-D for the 1939 New York World's Fair, and proved so popular that it was remade in 1940 in color and 3-D.
A sheep rancher entrusts his goofy sheepdog Dizzy to guard his herd one night. The dog is told to blow a whistle when he sees a wolf, but he spends his time fooling his master by "crying wolf," and he proceeds to blow the whistle for no reason other than to excite the farmer. The fun begins when a real wolf shows up to steal the flock after Dizzy has worn out his warning. Taken from the "Boy Who Cried Wolf" story.
In this entry in Universal-International's "Foolish Fable" series (U-I production number 8327), Herman the Turtle's only ambition is to be able to fly. He reads articles on the subject and also enrolls in Madam Bluejay's Flying School, all of which leads to failure. He pays an eagle to give him flying lessons but the eagle drops him in the ocean and kills him. But Herman goes to Turtle Heaven where he is given a pair of wings and flies to his content. The "Be careful what you wish for" moral goes unstated.
The true story of Jesus, according to the St Matthew version of "The New Testament".
Felix lands a job as a mascot for an umbrella salesman, and travels to the Arabian desert. They have a hard time selling umbrellas in the desert, until Felix makes a deal with a bird concerning a cloud above a convention of desert sheiks.
Marty the Monk(ey) takes a trip the Parade Grounds where he performs a duet with his girlfriend Millie.
Two women together out west. One can't walk. Create a story.
Silhouette animation about an orphan, relating to Christmas
Experimental film by Swedish filmmaker Pontus Hulten
The music of the Grateful Dead processed alongside computer graphics.