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     No questions, no comments, just…  sloth.

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     It’s French, its animated and it’s black and white.  The unforgettable Fear(s) Of The Dark (2007) is also this month’s Movie You Might Have Missed…

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     This month’s featured Lego sculpture comes courtesy of creator Iain Heath who has taken inspiration from Studio Ghibli and the enchanting animated features of Hayao Miyazake.

     How many movies can you recognise?  Just hover your cursor over the images for the answers…

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Iain Heath

Iain Heath Totoro

Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki - Studio Ghibli by Iain Heath

Ponyo chase Iain Heath

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Spirited Away

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Kiki

Laputa Castle in the sky Iain heath

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     Regular visitors to Lily Wight ~ The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana can’t seem to get enough of marvellous French animator, Michel Ocelot.  If you like the look of Tales Of The Night you’ll probably appreciate this too…

     Click for previous Movies You Might Have Missed 🙂

     The Librarian: Quest For The Spear

     Virgin Territory

     Lotte Reiniger’s Fairy Tales

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     French animator Michel Ocelot may lack the marketing appeal of a certain mouse but his movies cast more enchantments than a month at Disneyland, Paris.

     Tales Of The Night is an anthology of  little known silhouette folktales, imagined by would-be moviemakers against a jewel bright backdrop of ancient and exotic locations.

     The roots of familiar stories lurk beneath the strange beauty of Ocelot’s shadow theatre in a primal and dangerous form; cunning and tenacity are worth more than might, princess brides are not what they seem, animals speak, werewolves roam and Happy Ever Afters have a high price.

     Children used to big-eyed cuteness and easy moralising will be entranced, while grown-ups will feel like children all over again.

Verdict ~ Lovely, hypnotic and bizarre.

If you enjoy silhouette animation click here to watch Lotte Reiniger’s Cinderella in full..

 

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     Here is a very special treat to close Stop Motion March, the chance to watch in full The Pied Piper (1986) by Czech animator Jiří Barta (Originally titled Krysař “The Rat Catcher”).

     Switch to full-screen, turn off the lights and prepare to be transported…

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     Stop Motion short films throughout the month at www.lilywight.com

     Today’s pick ~ My Strange Grandfather (2013) by Dina Velikovskaya.

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     German animator Lotte Reiniger created the first surviving full-length animated feature, The Adventures Of Prince Achmed, back in 1926.

     An enchanting collection of Reiniger’s paper silhouette Fairy Tale adaptations is now available on DVD.

     You can watch Cinderella (1922) right here…

     Recommended…

     The Wonderful World Of Froud

     From Aliens To Vampires And Angels To Zombies

     Fantastic Fashion Fairy Tales

     Little Red Riding Hood With Christina Ricci

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     Tobias Gundorff Boesen presents his remarkable short film, Out Of A Forest (2010) set to Slow Show by The National.

     Have you seen…

     The Maker

     Zero

     The Sandman

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     Watch it, love it and share your thoughts on Zero (2010) a Stop Motion short from Zealous Creative.

     Click here to view The Maker by Zealous Creative  🙂

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     View in full Zealous Creative’s wonderful Stop Motion short, The Maker (2011).

     Written and directed by Christopher Kezelos.

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     You may never sleep again!

     This wonderful Oscar nominated animation by Paul Berry should provide a clue about this month’s blog theme…

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Hello Blogsprites,

     if you have been having trouble viewing the movie trailer in the previous post things should be up and running now so just head to the homepage or click this link for Heart String Marionette (Warning ~ Adult Content).

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     Seek out this remarkable film wherever you can!

     Click for more information 🙂

     *Warning* Trailer Contains Adult Content.

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     We could not allow Puppet Month to go by at The Arcade of Arts & Arcana without wishing a very Happy Birthday to Mr. Punch who is celebrating 350 years of terrifying minors with his anger-management issues.

 

     Here are a few Punch facts to peruse if the pictures haven’t made you run screaming from this post ~

*  Punch & Judy performers are known as “Professors” and are sometimes assisted by a “Bottler” who corrals the audience, collects money and provides musical accompaniment. 

*  Mr. Punch is a manifestation of the mythological Trickster archetype.  His current anglicized form was adapted from the sixteenth century Neapolitan character Pulcinella from the Italian Commedia Dell’ Arte. 

*  Diarist Samuel Pepys recorded Punch’s début in London’s Covent Garden in 1662.

*  Punch regularly beats the other characters with a wooden baton known as a “slapstick”, a name now used as a collective term for a genre of physical comedy.

*  The Punch & Judy Show was originally intended for adults.  Contentious characters such as The Devil and Punch’s mistress Pretty Polly were sidelined in the late Victorian era as the performances were adapted for children.

*  The device which creates Punch’s familiar rasp is called a swazzle.

 

     Click the smiley for lots more information 🙂

 

 

Punch & Judy Pub, Norfolk, UK.

 

 

     Finally, a little treat from Stop-Motion Maestro Jan Svankmajer.  Don’t have nightmares, Blogsprites! 

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     Another post you might enjoy 🙂

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     I thought you might enjoy this lovely little flash animation from Button Films 😉

     

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Updated 26/02/2015

This is truly the stuff of nightmares.  I’ll be sleeping with the bedside light on tonight!

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“Mound” by Allison Schulnik

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Updated 26/02/2015

There's No Room Back Here.

I know I’m late to the game here but this is amazing. I only discovered Street of Crocodiles after reading Bruno Schulz for the first time, embarrassingly only a few days ago. Gotta start somewhere.

EAT YOUR HEART OUT, DAVID LYNCH.

On a side note, Bruno Schulz is my new obsession. I will facebooklike him in my heart for ever and ever and ever. I’m aware that I’m a huge geek because I’m fangirling over a dead Polish author with a very small body of work, a man who was most likely a bit creepy.

Example A:

This is an old picture and the quality is compromised clearly, but LOOK AT HIS FACE. Stop staring at me like that, stop it. No.

In any case, the short novel The Street of Crocodiles / The Cinnamon Shops are online. Go read a book! (On a computer screen.) Even the cover…

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     Updated 26/02/2015

     This is a simply amazing and incredible trailer and you need to see it now! xx

     The Maker – Stop Motion Animation.

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