tempested_bird: (Photographer on the Beach)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] _thespookhouse_ I started YouTubing again and discovered a lot of the older, creepy animation shorts and excerpts of stuff I used to watch whilst I was growing up. In the spirit of it being October and me being in somewhat a nostalgic mood today...

Paul Berry's The Sandman (1991) )

Excerpt from The Adventures of Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger (1985) )

Tim Burton's Vincent )

Stop-motion is, by far, my favourite medium of animation. There's just something about it that gives me a sense of the eerie and the weird that none of the other animations forms give me. I loved the disjointed motion that one can't get away from even in the more modern ones. Not to mention, I love the meticulousness, attention to detail, and time that it requires to pull off.

Cordell Barker's The Cat Came Back (1988) )

Interestingly enough, I was having a conversation about these pieces with [livejournal.com profile] tangled_cianan and we were both remarking on how in the time that these were released people seemed a little less worried about what would "warp the mind of the youth." There was a lot more of this class of experimental, expressionist, cerebral yet weird stuff available to younger kids. Whereas the shit we've got warping people now seems to be a lot more literal - just more physically violent than anything else.

And as a bonus, something that was introduced to me a few years ago (thanks [livejournal.com profile] lizzie_borden!):
The Graveyard Jamboree with Mysterious Mose )
tempested_bird: (Tempest)
I did like Sesame Street as a kid. I especially loved The Count and Placido Flamingo (yes, I've had a thing about horror and opera ever since I was very small) And this one was my probably my favourite Sesame Street song ever. The little dancing bats did me in every time...

One, two, three spread out the cape! )

And The Telephone of Brasil by Placido Flamingo )


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