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Robert Breer, 1926-2011
August 19, 2011 2:52 AM   Subscribe

On August 12th, pioneering experimental animator Robert Breer passed away at the age of 84.

REcreation (1956)
A Man and His Dog Out For Air (1957)
Eyewash (1959)
Blazes (1961)
69 (1968)
70 (1970)
Fuji (1974)
LMNO (1978)
TZ (1979)
Swiss Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons (1980)
Trial Balloons (1982)

Excerpt of a 1976 screening room interview

A short film of Robert, by one of his friends

posted by louche mustachio (5 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Old animators never die. They just become still frames.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:32 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


(i wish i could make that dot move around, and become a line, which becomes a bird, which becomes a spiral, and finally back to a dot.)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:34 AM on August 19, 2011 [6 favorites]

That's a shame.

posted by jonp72 at 9:59 AM on August 19, 2011


I thought he was younger than that.

See his work on film if you can. (Direct your local film programmer here or here).
posted by bubukaba at 10:39 AM on August 19, 2011

^ Do what bubukaba says. As nice as it is to be able to watch these online, they really look wonderful in a theater.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:24 AM on August 20, 2011

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