Friday, November 28, 2008

A Christmas Carol

Chuck Jones art directed this animated short, "A Christmas Carol" back in 1971. My brother and I watched this very special piece during that time as kids, and about 6 months later the lithium  shooters finally kicked in and relieved us of the rather haunting and impressionable images. (No kidding, we were warped for a long time! lol! )

Granted, this piece is aged and is nothing compared to the trauma kids see on tv today, but still this is a fabulous piece of storytelling in the best of artistic sense. Take note of the voiceover talent, and the heavily rendered backgrounds.

The two drawbacks? It's way too short (less than 30 minutes) and the screen is small and is hard to see all of the wonderful background pencil work.

However, it's still worth the watch ( here ) and read the making here.

Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I want one.

Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted one of these.

This looks like a ton of fun, but for a ton of cash I am sure you can have one.