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John Canemaker : marching to a different toon

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Summary

  • A collection of creative works by animator John Canemaker, including short animated films, television commercials, and selections from educational and documentary films.

Notes

  • Originally produced between 1978-1998, first compiled for video in 2001; released by Milestone Film.
  • Special features: "Otto Messmer and Felix the Cat" (produced, written, directed and narrated by John Canemaker, 1977, 25 min.); 6 digital storyboards (for "Behind the scenes", "Break the silence", "Science experiments" & "The world according to Garp", 7 min. total).
  • DVD.

Contents

  • Short animated films (45 min. total): Confessions of a stardreamer (1978, 9 min.) -- Bridgehampton (1998, 6 min.) / music, Fred Hersch ; -- Confessions of a stand-up (1993, 9 min.) / with the talents of Dennis Blair -- Bottom's dream (1983, 7 min.) -- The wizard's son (1981, 10 min.) -- Behind the scenes (1992, 1 min.) -- Excerpt from The creative spirit (1992, 3 min.) -- 3 commercials for Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc. (2 min. total): AIDS dance-a-thon (1991) ; Angels on ice (1994) ; Circus for life (1992) -- Selections from educational & documentary films (13 min. total): Excerpt from Laughter is good medicine (1981, 2 min.) -- Excerpt from Break the silence : kids against child abuse (1994, 3 min.) -- Excerpt from What do children think of the bomb? (1983, 5 min.) / a film by Elizabeth Swados, John Canemaker, Mary D. Silverman -- Excerpt from [the title sequence of] Science experiences (1992, 3 min.) / The McGraw-Hill Companies