Monday 7 October 2019

Marv Newland: Bambi Meets Godzilla

Published on Sep 11, 2013 by World of Gojira
YouTube: Bambi Meets Godzilla Original (1969) (1:30)

Wikipedia: Bambi Meets Godzilla
Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) is an animated short film created entirely by Marv Newland. Less than two minutes long, the film is a classic of animation; it was listed #38 in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons (1994).

The opening credits, consisting entirely of roles filled by Newland himself, scroll over an animated image of the character Bambi serenely grazing while the Call to the Dairy Cows from Rossini's opera William Tell (1829) plays in the background. After the credits, Bambi looks up to see Godzilla's foot coming down, squashing him flat (set to the final chord of The Beatles' "A Day in the Life" slowed down to half speed). After a moment, the closing credits appear alongside the image of Godzilla's foot atop Bambi. The closing credits give grateful acknowledgement to the city of Tokyo "for their help in obtaining Godzilla for this film". Godzilla's toe claws wiggle once and the cartoon ends.

Wikipedia: Marv Newland
Marv Newland is an American-Canadian filmmaker, specialized in animation. [He is best known for Anijam (1984), CMYK (2011) and Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969).]

Note: CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow, and key or black. These are the four colors of ink used in the traditional method of printing hardcopies of images, called offset printing.

Published on Oct 28, 2013 by NFB
YouTube: CMYK (7:16)
CMYK is a dizzying celebration of sound, colour and movement. Director Marv Newland and animator Kunal Sen meticulously assembled multitudes of CMYK symbols, pulled off flaps of common printed materials like cereal boxes. Freed from their workaday origins, these objects become moving artwork. Coloured dots pulsate chaotically, crosshairs roll languidly and primary shapes dance compellingly, while the music by composer Lisa Miller and the Quatuor Bozzini quartet is equally spontaneous. The result: an unrestrained riot of colour and energy.

Published on Jul 29, 2018 by The Local Cess Pool
YouTube: CMYK (10:14)
In the early eighties, Marv Newland organized a collaboration between many animation artists insisting they did whatever they wanted with his design - so long as the artist ends with a clear drawing the artist after him or her can start their scene with.


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