An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be rejected by each in turn until the infant arrives at the one social group that shows any ... See full summary »
Goliath II is a 6-inch-tall elephant (son of the huge Goliath). He's a big disappointment to his father, but mom is proud of Goliath II anyway. Goliath II is constantly getting into trouble... See full summary »
Barbara Jo Allen,
The sheet music for Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube" is constructed by moving musical symbols. A baton-toting conductor note tries to direct his fellow notes in performing this musical ... See full summary »
This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 17th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in the King's castle, is assigned to guard the food laid out on a banquet table. Jerry and a smaller mouse ... See full summary »
To a percussive soundtrack, a succession of more complex animals forms and is consumed by their successors (all formed from beads). Finally, We reach man, who develops ever more sophisticated forms of war.
A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back, so Lambert is raised as a sheep, but he just doesn't fit in. He ... See full summary »
This is the tale of a very timid man who goes into the bank to open an account. While this should have been very easy, by the time the film is over, he's pretty much back where he started. The film, to put it bluntly, was rather mundane in subject matter.
I know my summary at the top was harsh, but this short animated film perplexed me. On one hand, the animation was very, very simple. The story itself was amazingly dull (though some apparently thought it was funny). Yet, somehow this film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short! Well, I can actually understand this, as the 1960s were a dreadful time for animation. With the advent of super-simplistic animation in the mid-1950s, films with extremely small frame-rates (the number of cels per second--a measure of how fluid and animation appears as you watch), very simple backgrounds and incredibly simple characters became the norm. Basically, the older and more expensive (but much prettier) animation of MGM, Disney and Warner Brothers of the 40s and 50s were pretty much dead--replaced by cartoons by UPI (Mr. Magoo, Gerald McBoing Boing), Hannah-Barbera (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound) and other companies that emphasized economy over quality or entertainment. So, considering what sort of films MY FINANCIAL CAREER was up against, I guess I can understand it.
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