Child Psykolojiky

Child Psykolojiky 1941

Popeye and Poopdeck Pappy are trying to play poker, but Swee'Pea's crying keeps interrupting them. Pappy wants to smack the tot, but Popeye persuades him to try psychology instead. Popeye tells the story of how "George Washlincoln" chopped down the cherry tree. Inspired, Swee'Pea chops a hole in the floor, then tells the truth. Popeye rushes out to buy him a reward, leaving Pappy in charge, but Pappy believes in a rather dangerous style of parenting, introducing him to William Tell (from both ends of the gun). Pappy lies about it to Popeye.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Le circuit de l'alcool

Le circuit de l'alcool 1912

This one is another warning to the French public about the dangers of alcohol. Everything seems rosy at first, but that doesn't last long. After illustrating the 'metamorphosis of money' into alcohol, the film describes the inevitable consequence - which isn't just drunkenness and unconsciousness, but insanity and death apparently.

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.