Paul Fierlinger's Still Life with Animated Dogs
December 27, 2010 4:40 PM   Subscribe

Still Life with Animated Dogs is a witty and candid cartoon by Paul Fierlinger, animator of Sesame Street's Teeny Little Super Guy, recounting his life from being a dissident artist in 1960s Czechoslovakia to being a successful animator in the US. He tells his lifestory by talking about the dogs he's owned over the years, Roosevelt, Ike, Johnson and Spinnaker. Warning: Something may get stuck in your eye.
posted by Kattullus (8 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
GAH, what the--. Poor Ike.

Thanks for posting though.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 5:47 PM on December 27, 2010

Something indeed did get stuck in my eye when I saw this. Thanks.
posted by Sailormom at 5:52 PM on December 27, 2010

Thank you so much. This is a beautiful piece. I too have something in my eye. I will wipe it away now.
posted by white_devil at 6:43 PM on December 27, 2010

You will also dig:

It's So Nice to Have a Wolf Around the House (1979)

Part 1

Part 2
posted by louche mustachio at 6:56 PM on December 27, 2010 [2 favorites]

I wonder if he really signed the forged seeing eye badge Antonín Dvořák
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:09 AM on December 28, 2010

That was fascinating, I really enjoyed this. I hope he did sign it Dvorak. I always loved Super Guy and still sing his theme song at times; great to find out about the artist's life. I wish I could have a dog again. My ex has the Boxer and the Boston Terrier and I miss them so much. He really nailed the dogs' personalities.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 7:33 AM on December 28, 2010

Liked it, sad he killed Ike.
posted by Daddy-O at 7:10 AM on December 29, 2010

Ah, Katullus, you beat me to posting this by a few days. Amazing little film, yet typical of Fierlinger. He recently animated a feature length movie, My Dog Tulip, an adaptation of J.R. Ackerly's book.
posted by zennie at 8:50 AM on January 14, 2011

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