“Danny Boy” is a story about human imperfection which can be euphemistically called “losing one’s head”. Someone who has “lost their head” is not completely aware of what they are doing. In this story almost everybody has lost their head, except for one single person – the title Danny Boy, who, being a misfit, feels strongly alienated from the headless society. The film deals with the problem of loneliness of an individual and poses a question if one should level down standards in the name of social adjustment.
New York 1950. Passionate about painting, Jack visits museums all day long. He steals paintings and takes them home to eat! A lovely animation about the possible...origin of the famous painter Jackson Pollock.
THE LOST TOWN OF ŚWITEŹ was created in an original combination of 3D animation and classic animation painted with oil paints. Specially-commissioned large-scale paintings were composited into a multiple-plane 3D computer generated (CG) environment using state-of-the-art digital animation and compositing techniques. This unique artistic way creates a quality in itself and an extraordinary means of expression, which is crucial in animation, where strength of content and visual form merge into a striking and meaningful fusion. Two distinct styles of paintings were used: 19th-century Slavonic paintings (such as the work of Józef Chełmoński and Aleksander Gierymski), which give the illusion of perspective and use a realistic palette, combined with the much more stylized, brightly-colored and iconic 2D paintings of the Middle Ages.
A man wakes up and starts his day as usual. Only this isn’t our usual world. Scattered throughout his house, the street, and elsewhere we find people performing menial tasks as if they’re living furniture. People pose as coat racks, hold bathroom mirrors, and give piggy-back rides down the streets. Finally, the man makes his way to the top floor suite of an office building where he… well, I shouldn’t spoil it for you.
Short of the Week—Watch, review, & discuss The Cat Piano. A dark, animated fantasy pulled off with style and panache. The Musicians of this cat-town have disappeared, sacrificed to the infernal Cat Piano.