Guillermo del Toro on Watership Down

A girl discovers the whole world in a leaf in Angela Steffen’s animated short film Lebensader

The Headless Horseman — Ub Iwerks

Swing You Sinners!

Watch Drums West, a 1961 Cut-paper Animation by Jim Henson

Watch The Butterfly, an Animated Short Film by Andrei Khrzhanovsky

Watch The Danish Poet, an Animated Short by Torill Kove (Narrated by Liv Ullmann)

Watch The Return, A Psychedelic Sci-Fi Short Film by Vladimir Tarassov

Fetiche on Honeymoon — Wladyslaw Starewicz

“Home Run” — Steven Millhauser

You can read along here…

Skeleton Frolic — Ub Iwerks

Fantastic Planet (Full Film)

Trailer and Posters for Hayao Miyazaki’s Next Film, The Wind Rises


I don’t know how I missed this—the teaser came out a few weeks ago—but a new Miyazaki is always promising. The Wind Rises is out in Japan in two weeks, out in the rest of the world, who knows when…but I’ve never minded watching his films sans subtitles or dubbing. Read more about The Wind Rises here; read my review of Ponyo, the last Studio Ghibli film that Miyazaki directed.



Tale of Tales — Yuriy Norshteyn

Dick Whittington’s Cat — Ub Iwerks

Watch Kashtanka, A 1952 Animated Adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Short Story

Fox And Rabbit — Yuri Norstein (Short Animated Film)