John Lasseter is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is also currently the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.
For the Birds is an animated short film, produced by Pixar and released in 2000. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2001. It was shown alongside a theatrical release of the 2001 Disney/Pixar feature film Monsters, Inc
The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine.
John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios writes “As a fan of animation and as a filmmaker, I tip my hat to the artists of Yellow Submarine, whose revolutionary work helped pave the way for the fantastically diverse world of animation that we all enjoy today.”
Terry Gilliam was a part of Monty Python’s Flying Circus from its outset, at first credited as an animator (his name was listed separately after the other five in the closing credits), later as a full member. His cartoons linked the show’s sketches together, and defined the group’s visual language in other media (such as LP and book covers, and the title sequences of their films). Gilliam’s animations mix his own art, characterized by soft gradients and odd, bulbous shapes, with backgrounds and moving cutouts from antique photographs, mostly from the Victorian era.
The video takes the form of a camera riding down a highway, essentially like the viewer its looking out a car window. There are building and towers that pass by the window and eventually they start to appear and repeat in beat with the song.
This ultra-trippy video is where Gondry’s career really took off, and it was the start of a long and fruitful collaboration between he and Björk that yielded five fantastic videos from 1993 to 1997. “Human Behaviour” is classic Gondry, with the air of a surreal childhood nightmare and packed with strange and memorable imagery. Who’d have thought a giant stuffed bear could be so scary? And simultaneously hilarious?
The animated documentary “Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?”, about the oft lightning-rod professor, linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. The film, which is world premiering as the closing-night selection of next month’s DOC NYC Festival, is animated by Gondry and peels back the the life and work of Chomsky, focusing on his theory of the emergence of language.