Stormy Night

Stormy Night 2003

Short animation transports you to the heart of the imagination of a child. In the storm that threatens a little girl thinking at night aloud.

Here and the Great Elsewhere

Here and the Great Elsewhere 2012

This abstract yet compelling philosophical tale uses the Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen as a metaphor for the particles that make up the universe. Through 4 tableaux that explore her character’s thoughts, filmmaker Michèle Lemieux takes a look at the profound reflections of this everyman, whose questions are part of humanity’s eternal quest for meaning.

Spanish Clair de Lune

Spanish Clair de Lune 1909

Two lovers perform a fandango dance. A jealous quarrel follows and the heart-broken swain decides to end it all. He throws himself from the window of his room, but instead of being killed the anchor of a passing balloon intercepts his flight and he is taken up high into the clouds. Laughing at the poor, unfortunate mortal, the moon arouses the anger of the desperate lover and a battle between the two ensues.

Urban Science: To Demonstrate How Spiders Fly

Urban Science: To Demonstrate How Spiders Fly 1909

This charming short film is surprisingly technically advanced for its time, using a mechanical spider to demonstrate how the creatures spin the threads to create their webs. Suddenly the spider lifts up all of its legs, allowing itself to be dragged through the air, an effect that is both amusing and disarming, before gracefully descending through a series of mid-air acrobatics. Percy Smith believed he could cure people of their arachnophobia with his short films showing enlarged replicas of spiders, and certainly most viewers would be more delighted than scared by the mechanical star of this short. The final image of a real spider scrabbling around its web might be less endearing, however.

The Neo-Impressionist Painter

The Neo-Impressionist Painter 1910

A painter is seen in his studio with his model. A buyer comes in, and the painter shows him a number of his paintings, all of them based on puns, including one of a devil shooting pool. Eventually, the buyer purchases all of the paintings.

A Rainy Day

A Rainy Day 1940

Papa Bear attempts to fix a leaky roof. An MGM cartoon featuring the Bear Family.

Tokyo Vice

Tokyo Vice 1988

Akira, Junpei, Keiko and Kumiko are members of the Rutz Detective Agency, and are always ready for a good case. When a mysterious murder places a top secret floppy disk in the hands of Junpei, the gang suddenly has a conspiracy on their hands of grandiose proportions. Not only have they made an enemy of politicians and shady characters, but also the munitions manufacturer company Yotsuboshi itself! With murder attempts, rampaging machinery and kidnappers to handle, the group must race against the clock to foil the evil scheme before it's too late!

Little Hippo

Little Hippo 1975

Lone Little Hippo in search of a friend meets ants, bees, rabbits, chickens, until it finds another Hippo.

The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson 1973

Shipwrecked on a remote island, a family of castaways must overcome a host of challenges in their strange new environment. But with courage and ingenuity, the Robinsons build a happy home, even in the face of such dangers as wild animals and pirates. Based on the classic novel by Johann Wyss, this animated tale about love, cooperation and the joys of simple living offers wholesome entertainment for the entire family.

Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project

Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project 2013

Interweaving the forms of personal filmmaking, abstract animation, and the rock opera, this animated musical documentary examines the rise and fall of a nearly-defunct poster and postcard wholesale business; the changing role of physical objects and virtual data in commerce; and the division (or lack of) between abstraction in fine art and psychedelic kitsch. Using alternate lyrics as voice over narration, the piece adopts the form of a popular rock album reinterpreted as a cine-performance.

Petites causes grands effets

Petites causes grands effets 1912

French animation from O'Galop is a pretty interesting little film. The movie shows a father going into the bar for a drink and then we see what this can do to his children. We see his children before he starts drinking and then we see the monsters they will grow up to be due to alcohol.