what I do when I can’t sleep

On the heels of the discovery that both Aardman Studio’s The Pearce Sisters and the National Film Board’s Madame Tutli-Putli have both been put on-line in their entirety, I started sporadically collecting together a selection of Oscar-winning animated shorts that have been put up on YouTube, beginning with Balance, a fantastic film I saw at a festival in the early nineties and have never been able to shake off.

A week later, this is what you get:
1931-1932: Flowers and Trees
1932-1933: Three Little Pigs
1934: The Tortoise and the Hare
1935: Three Orphan Kittens
1936: The Country Cousin
1937: The Old Mill
1938: Ferdinand the Bull
1939: The Ugly Duckling
1940: The Milky Way
1941: Lend a Paw
1942: Der Fuehrer’s Face
1943: The Yankee Doodle Mouse
1944: Mouse Trouble
1945: Quiet Please!
1946: The Cat Concerto
1949: For Scent-imental Reasons
1950: Gerald McBoing-Boing
1951: The Two Mouseketeers
1952: Johann Mouse
1953: Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom
1954: When Magoo Flew
1955: Speedy Gonzales
1956: Mister Magoo’s Puddle Jumper
1957: Birds Anonymous
1958: Knighty Knight Bugs
1959: Moonbird
1960: Munro
1963: The Critic
1964: The Pink Phink
1965: The Dot and the Line
1974: Closed Mondays
1978: Special Delivery
1980: The Fly
1983: Sundae in New York
1986: A Greek Tragedy
1989: Balance
1990: Creature Comforts
1991: Manipulation
1992: Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase
1994: Bob’s Birthday – Part 1, Part 2.
1996: Quest
1998: Bunny
1999: The Old Man and the Sea – Part 1, Part 2.
2000: Father and Daughter
2003: Harvie Krumpet
2006: The Danish Poet – Part 1, Part 2.

Nominated this year: Moya Lyubov (My Love), (sans subtitles, sorry), and Peter & the Wolf.

As a bonus, here’s Atom Films Academy Award Hall of Fame, which spans from stunning achievements such at The Cathedral to downright clever fun like Aardman’s Adam.

edit: someone’s pointed me to this torrent link, Top 100 Animated Shorts 1906 – 2006.

lost jewelry

Hey Everyone,

I was part of the Frozen Vancouver flashmob-esque happening down at the Art Gallery today and while it was wonderful, fantastic, and fun, I lost my antique ferret pin. It’s a silver brooch about an inch and a half long with a tiny rhinestone eye. I love it dearly, as I wear it in remembrance of a pet. If anyone picked it up or knows someone who did, I’d dearly appreciate getting it back.