Screened as part of NZIFF 2001
The new millennium finds animators the world over just as busy with pencils, pastels, puppets, paint and scissors as they ever were. Certainly most of these films have bounced around the cyber-corridors and hallways of a computer at some stage of their gestation, but the link between an animator's imagination, a 'real' medium and your eyes is as real – and the results as enchanting, challenging and diverse – as they always were. — MT
Puppet animation. Pseudo docu-soap of a day in the life of four suffering robots.
A uniquely designed, truly memorable addition to a staple theme of animators: the individual who steps out from the serried ranks.
Paint and pastel on paper. Beautiful.
A constantly changing pencil-sketch landscape.
Drawn. A cautionary tale.
CGI and drawn. Elaborate zaniness from the Empire of Signs.
Many magazines were harmed in the making of this pop-memoir by veteran American cut-out director, Frank Mouris.
Chalk and pastel. Gorgeous coffee hues with generous art deco styling.
Paint on glass. Poignant and restrained impressions of a child’s turmoil while driving through a real and imaginary landscape.
They say that there are two sides to every story – in this case there are two screens.
Puppet animation. From under the dust of an intensely detailed metal junk world, six rats set out to find the beauty.
3-D CGI. From Pixar and the art director of Toy Story, the hilarious tale of angry little birds on a wire trying to defy the laws of physics.
Ink on paper. One day a daughter bids her father farewell. Some farewells are forever – some are just for a lifetime.
Relief, cut-out and puppet animation. Little Suzy and her medium-sized elephant set out to rescue a very special bell stolen from her village by some soldiers who plan to melt it down to make a new cannon.