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'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free

If you're of a certain age, you might've seen Simple Gifts: 6 Heartwarming Holiday Stories on PBS in the late 70s or early 80s. Maybe you enjoyed it as much as I did, or maybe you still will.

Prologue, by Maurice Sendak.
1. A Memory of Christmas part one, part two
2. Lost And Found
3. Excerpted from Orlando, The Great Frost part one and part two
4. My Christmas, as told by a young Teddy Roosevelt
5. December 25th, 1914 (You might otherwise know this event from the video for Paul McCartney's "The Pipes of Peace.")
6. No Room At The Inn part one, part two
posted by kimota on Dec 24, 2009 - 4 comments

 

Animated Advent Calendar

Animated Advent Calendar [via mefi projects] Want a way to count down the days till the Santa (with or without companion(s)) comes to town, but you don't want to go out and spend money on a disposable bit of proto-landfill with daily entries that don't dance? The Online Advent Calendar is your answer. The '08 version is also available for viewing.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Dec 1, 2009 - 9 comments

12 Beautifully Animated Stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime

Dust Echoes is a series of twelve beautifully animated Aboriginal Australian dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land. The themes of these stories tell tales of love, loyalty, duty to country and aboriginal custom and law. Each story comes with descriptions on its history, what the story means and the text of the original story as told by local story tellers. Be sure to check out the downloads section for free desktop wallpapers and MP3 bonus tracks.
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 26, 2009 - 13 comments

IT'S ALL PIPES!!!

Brazil's new water conservation campaign: Xixi no Banho! (slyt)
posted by Sys Rq on Aug 6, 2009 - 86 comments

Giles Timms

Animator Giles Timms is doing interesting work (that has apparently already been discovered by laughing squid and boing boing but is still worth checking out.)
posted by serazin on May 4, 2009 - 2 comments

Get Your Animated Series On

David Rees clip-art masterpiece Get Your War On has been featured here before, but now you can enjoy it without reading. So far:
posted by Who_Am_I on Aug 16, 2008 - 46 comments

Spock is Greek?

Star Trek: The Animated Series + Shatner (previously) "singing" (previ|ously) Common People (previously) = THIS.
posted by Sys Rq on Jun 9, 2008 - 40 comments

2008 Animated Short Film Oscar Noms

The 2008 Oscar nominated animated shorts are online. Via.
posted by jonson on Feb 2, 2008 - 15 comments

"The art of cartooning is vulgarity," Bakshi asserts.

Coonskin. In 1975, animator Ralph Bakshi made a film, Coonskin, that so impressed the Museum of Modern Art that they immediately set up a special screening, causing Al Sharpton to lead the Congress of Racial Equality in surrounding the building in protest. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Jan 6, 2008 - 51 comments

dry wit in action

The New Yorker now has animated cartoons. Animating by Ring Tales.
posted by nickyskye on Aug 17, 2007 - 31 comments

Don't go in the basement!

Sally Cruikshank intends to put all of her animations on YouTube, including her opening credits for Ruthless People, the Seseame Street Feets too Big short, and don't miss the Oingo Boingo assist on Face Like A Frog. She's very active in the comments section of some of her videos, too, answering questions and participating in the discussion of her work.
posted by Slap*Happy on Jul 23, 2007 - 23 comments

Oscar's 2007 Best Animated Short Videos

"Best Animated Short" is the Oscar category that (arguably) gets the least love. But why? They're often the most accessible, usually coming in at less than 10 minutes in length. Thus, for you consideration, here are direct links to three of the five 2007 nominees: "Maestro", "No Time For Nuts", and "The Danish Poet" (via).
posted by JPowers on Jan 24, 2007 - 14 comments

Cyriak

Cyriak's animation mix an excellent montage of animated gifs by a true master of the form. (youtube)
posted by fungible on Jan 5, 2007 - 25 comments

Lenticulations

Lenticulations :: Animated 3D Multiple Lens Photographs
posted by crunchland on Dec 2, 2006 - 12 comments

Aeon Flux, animated Series.

Aeon Flux, animated Series. This may kill all your time today. With the release of the new Aeon Flux Movie, they are releasing some of their animated shorts on their Overdrive application. Unfortunately, I can't provide a direct link to it, since it goes through a flash interface. You can get their by clicking on the 'movie' link on top. Requires IE, Flash, and probably windows only.
posted by countzen on Dec 2, 2005 - 50 comments

super monk

Super Monk [.mov, 35mb, animated]
posted by crunchland on Nov 30, 2005 - 14 comments

Stick People

Ok fun Friday despite all the tragedy going on in the world ....
posted by terrier319 on Sep 23, 2005 - 6 comments

A Monty Python art lover, perhaps?

(Danger! Danger! Silly .gif images ahead!) A little something to file under "wacky web": ballOOns Museum German web site, featuring classic paintings and sculpture with a dollop of goofy animation thrown in for fun. After you enter, click "Gemälde" and "Skulpturen" in the new window to view the galleries.
posted by taz on Sep 24, 2004 - 4 comments

where Psyop comes in

Psyop Anthem You'll never notice you are dyin' just as long as you keep buyin'. Unabashed pro-consumption animated short. [warning: 34MB mpeg. via everlasting blort]
posted by eddydamascene on Dec 5, 2003 - 16 comments

Time for Space Jiggle

Experimenting with images using animated .gifs, Jim Gaspernini presents stereo images on the screen by simply putting the right and left images in an animated .gif. (more inside)
posted by bluedaniel on Jul 31, 2003 - 51 comments

sodaconstructor

sodaconstructor allows you to construct basic shapes using lines, joints, and "muscles" and adjust the settings (gravity, and I'm guessing that f and k stand for force and kinetics but I could be wrong) to create "living" creatures.
posted by sillygwailo on Jan 4, 2002 - 10 comments

Animated GIF's are good for something.

Animated GIF's are good for something. PhotoDude's answer to the image and bandwidth theft double whammy. Got a smile out of me.
posted by southisup on Jul 17, 2001 - 24 comments

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