Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Stop Motion Rules!

I found this much to my utter delight last night...Mike Jittlov's short: The Wizard of Speed and Time. I saw this back in the 70's and thought it was the greatest, and it still is. Thanks to the magic of YouTube, I found it again after 30 years (yes, 30, it came out in 1979). The last one is a special from the Wonderful World of Disney back in the same time...the last of a trilogy in which he thinks he is going crazy and being stalked by little Mickey Mouses. I would love to find the first two parts but will be happy with the finale.

Computer animation is nice but stop motion animation is art.

Enjoy!

The original Wizard of Speed and Time...



The longer "Disneyized" version:


Mouse Mania


And the background song is 'Baroque Hoedown', the background music for the Main Street Electrical Parade. Found it on Itunes. I am complete.

6 comments:

Diane said...

love it!!

adelesspookyart said...

Never seen this before...Very Cool!!....A lot of Work & Creativity went into this Short...

I did a couple shorts when i was a teen...the Gumby Style stop & Start film type...Wow!!...Takes a lot of time...Fun!!

SpOOky Dreams my Friends

~adele~

The Frog Queen said...

Wow! I had not seen that before either. Amazing. I am off to share :)

Cheers!

The Captain said...

That last one must have taken a lot of time and work! WOW! I'm still trying to figure out how he did the part running along the trains? How do you get permission to use a train all day for stop motion photography?

Diane said...

couldnt find your email address...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

The Captain said...

Happy Late 25th Birthday!