Watch The Little Island, Richard Williams’s Animated Treatise on Truth, Beauty, and Good

An Animated Christmas Card from Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak’s animated intro for the 1977 film Simple Gifts was based on an earlier design for a Christmas card  by the artist:

(Image and info via the very cool Michael Sporn Animation blog, with a hat tip to Jescie for sending me the link).

When the Day Breaks (Animated Short Film)

Watch The Diary of Tortov Roddle, a Surreal Animated Dream Story

In the Night Kitchen (Animated Short) — Maurice Sendak

1989 Matt Groening Profile in Mother Jones

From the December, 1989 issue of Mother Jones:

The Plague Dogs (Full Film)

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (Full Film)

Wizards, Ralph Bakshi’s Goofy Post-Apocalyptic Tale of the Struggle for World Supremacy Fought Between the Powers of Technology and Magic (Full Film)

The Hobbit (1977 Rankin/Bass, Full Film)

Fantastic Planet (Full Film)

Hedgehog in the Fog — Yuri Norstein

Malice in Wonderland — Vince Collins

N + 2 — Ivan Maximov

“The Unicorn in the Garden” — James Thurber

Bill Plympton’s Simpsons Couch Gag

“Well, the evening began at the Gentleman’s club, where we were discussing Wittgenstein over a game of backgammon”