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Looking for hand drawn animated shorts, suitable for children

I've been sorting through youtube trying to find some animated shorts to show a group of kids, turns out there is a lot of flotsam! I'd appreciate any links. [more inside]
posted by srs airbag on Jun 3, 2014 - 13 answers

How to find a very old Japanese animation series

In the mid to late 1960s, early morning Saturday television included -- I believe in the very early morning, before the regular Tom and Jerry etc -- a Japanese animated series that looked nothing like contemporary anime. It was all set in a regal Japanese past with women wearing kimonos, ornate animation of detailed old-fashioned Japanese houses, etc. The only possible detail we have is a faintly remembered character name that was something like "Shushan." Is there any possible way to find out what this show was? Any suggested googling hints?
posted by third rail on Oct 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Trying to remember a cartoon about a firework

I have a dim childhood memory of an animated episode about an anthropomorphic firework, possibly a reluctant one. Did this exist or was it some weird dream? [more inside]
posted by Pastor of Muppets on Jul 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Easter has passed, but I'm still dreaming of a singing plush rabbit

I would like to purchase the singing plush bunny shown in this video. I can't find it anywhere. Can you help me find it?
posted by alms on Apr 1, 2013 - 2 answers

1970s animated cartoon about U.S. History (NOT schoolhouse rock)

animated 1970s tv series about U.S. History? this is NOT the schoolhouse rock episodes. the one i am remembering was more serious, working through historical situations with animated scenes. the episode i remember most vividly was about the British burning the white house. does anyone else remember this series and what the name of it was?? might have been made around the bicentennial, but not sure.
posted by cmp4Meta on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

yet another name-that-movie question

help my friend recall the name of an animated movie, made no later than the late '80s, which had in it a mouse with wheels instead of hind legs. [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt on Apr 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Another search for a lost childhood movie

I am trying to find a movie that I saw as a child. [more inside]
posted by birdbone on Jan 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Program to display animated .gif file

Is there a program that would allow me to display an animated .gif on a Windows desktop? I envision it as looking similar to Windows' Slide Show widget, with a simple border, but with the ability to display the animated image file.
posted by SpacemanStix on Jul 30, 2011 - 5 answers

The man wore glasses.

Suddenly many people on earth disappeared in a bright light. A man had to cross the country to get back home, searching for his daughter. [more inside]
posted by j03 on Jul 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Need help identifying a song from an animated short!

Does anyone know what music is playing in the background of this Louis CK animation short? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Jun 7, 2011 - 1 answer

The saddest short film I've ever seen

Looking for a short animated film -- possibly from a Spike n' Mike's collection. I think it's called The Gift or something like that. The main character is a man who lives by himself in some barren, isolated place -- probably outer space. His only companion is a sorta-anthropomorphized tomato plant. The man is starving and has nothing to eat. When his back is turned, the tomato plant produces a tomato, but he doesn't see it, so he (sadly, reluctantly) eats the tomato plant. Later, he sees the tomato and realizes that he didn't have to eat his friend. This is the saddest film ever! Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. I've been looking for it forever, but can't seem to find it. Any idea what it's called or where I can find it?
posted by Afroblanco on May 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Why do animated an animated GIF's frame rate vary from browser to browser and can I make it consistent somehow?

When I make an animated gif it seems to run faster in some browsers. Is there a way to make it consistent for them all? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Mar 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Animated movie about a boy taking revenge on a nobleman?

(Russian?) Animated movie about a boy taking revenge on a nobleman? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Mar 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Where can I find good, professional smileys/emoticons?

Where can I find good, professional smileys/emoticons? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jan 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Title of animated film from 1990s about an escaped bird?

Anybody remember the name of an animated film from the 1990's about a bird that escaped from a cage? Was very detailed and colorful, with lots of intricate patterns and ornamentation on things. I think it aired on VH1 (back when it still played music) and was French Canadian based on the credits. Story was engaging and very easy to follow, although nobody spoke. Emotion and plot were conveyed strictly through music.
posted by Sal Monella on Nov 8, 2010 - 3 answers

How to hire an animator?

Need advice on hiring an animator to make a short film. [more inside]
posted by lakeroon on Nov 2, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I reverese Firefox's default handling of animated GIFs?

Anyone know of a way to get Firefox to disable animated GIFs by default, then enable them by pressing the ESC key? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Oct 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Can you help me find a small, square format digital display that can play video or animated gifs?

Can you help me find a small, square format digital display that can play video or animated gifs? I found a bunch of digital photo keyframes that would be perfect but they don't seem to display animated gifs or videos. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Jun 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Searching for the elusive animated JPEG

Somebody figured out a way to put animated images on facebook. I'd like to use this feature but I don't know how. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on May 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Weird MTV animated short from late 90s

Does anyone remember this weird animated short video that aired during MTV commercial breaks in the mid-late 90s? [more inside]
posted by monguin61 on May 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Animated GIF to Youtube

Looking for a way to convert an Animated GIF to a format suitable for uploading to YouTube, while also preserving the blocky pixel nature of the GIF. I would prefer something free that works on a Mac, but any suggestions that are cheap for mac or windows would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by WhackyparseThis on Mar 8, 2010 - 5 answers

What movie is this?

What movie did I rent all the time when I was little? It was animated and had two children (brother and sister?) collecting the four elements for a wolf. [more inside]
posted by abitha! on Jan 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Music Videos that leave the band out

I am looking for music videos where the band is missing or does not appear in proper form. [more inside]
posted by occidental on Nov 1, 2009 - 27 answers

Just a film about a couple of lovebirds.

MovieFilter: does anyone remember an animated film about a couple who were magically turned into a heron and an egret? It might have aired on American cable TV in the 1990's, but I have no idea about its origins. [more inside]
posted by cobwebberies on Oct 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Livening up video presentation graphics?

What is the best way of creating a moving graphic timeline in a video presentation? [more inside]
posted by merocet on Oct 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me find an earworm from a cartoon...

It's an animated short from (probably) Liquid Television in the early nineties. It's got explorers on ships that find a new world and change the natives with religion and money. It's backed by an old song in Spanish from a scratchy record that I can remember no words to. [more inside]
posted by Red Loop on Oct 3, 2009 - 6 answers

What is this cartoon from my childhood?

This has been driving me crazy, and I'm obviously a weaker google user than I thought. I used to watch a cartoon on Saturday mornings and I have no idea what it was, or even if it was real. My recollection is hazy and may incorporate any number of other childhood memories and red herring elements, but I'm hoping someone can help me out! [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Jul 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Where is Morestuff?

Point me towards realistic, gentle, lightly comedic, probably viewed as boring to some, human relationship oriented anime. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on May 20, 2009 - 25 answers

HD animated maps for video?

What's the easiest way to create HD-quality (1080x) animated maps for use with video? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Mar 19, 2009 - 3 answers

What is the name of this animated movie?

Please help me identify this animated movie: set in Africa, possibly Zanzibar, about a hippo or elephant... [more inside]
posted by gwpcasey on Mar 10, 2009 - 6 answers

They get younger every year

Long-shot: I'm looking for an animated short from the 80's. It involves a very young boy who was accidentally drafted into the army, and nobody seems to recognize that he doesn't belong there. I believe it was on a collection of award winners from some film festival. Thanks!
posted by svenx on Dec 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Animated Character Question.

Who is this animated character I keep seeing? [more inside]
posted by DarkoBeta on Aug 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me find the name of a video I saw on Youtube about an animated pig

I want to find a video I saw on YouTube about a year ago. It was a short animation about a pig with a song in Spanish. What is it called? [more inside]
posted by comfortinsound on Jun 28, 2008 - 1 answer

Name this tune

A few years ago I saw a music video with a female singer whose face had been blue screened into a animated scifi setting. The video was very cool despite its somewhat "Clutch Cargo" (or Johnny Chimpo if you prefer) vibe. Anybody have any idea what song it is?
posted by tcobretti on Jun 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Strange Sci-Fi Animated Film

A while back, on this site, some lovely soul posted a YouTube link of a very strange full-length animated sci-fi film from the 70s. The story involved men being kept as playthings/servants by a giant race on a strange planet. The humans wore some sort of collar that restricted their movements. It was a very unusual film, quite obviously NOT North American. I believe the original film was French and that it had not been available for many years. Can anyone recall the name of this film? Much thanks :)
posted by ChaoticIndustry on Mar 10, 2008 - 7 answers

where to find best animated shorts online?

Where can I view the Best Animated Short Oscar nominees online? [more inside]
posted by JamesJD on Feb 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Is there an animated inspirational quote screensaver?

Is there a Windows screensaver that animates text of inspirational quotes (allows me to add my own quotes)? [more inside]
posted by agrandy on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Best software for animated vector illustrations?

What is the best software that can be used to create a vector animation of a business process for use in a video? (MI) [more inside]
posted by thedevildancedlightly on Dec 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Best. TV. ad. ever. (if it actually exists)

SurrealTelevisionAdFilter: Did my friend really see an ad in which a family reacts in abject terror when the cartoon sun character on the juice bottle comes to life at their breakfast table? [more inside]
posted by night kitchen on Oct 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me reduce the size of this ImageReady CS animated gif file for an email banner.

Help me reduce the file size for Adobe ImageReady CS animated gif. [more inside]
posted by UnclePlayground on Sep 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Weather map desires

I'm hooked on animated weather maps. Help my find longer animations. [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Apr 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Identifying a 70s/80s animated Jack & The Beanstalk cartoon.

Help me identify this animated Jack & The Beanstalk film from the 70s/80s... [more inside]
posted by NationalKato on Oct 26, 2006 - 2 answers

A Raccoon, A Rabbit, and An Owl

Help me identify an old animated movie that involved a raccoon, a rabbit, and an owl. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 29, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me remember a short movie

ShortMovieFilter: need help identifying and locating a quirky animated movie I saw years ago on the Internet. [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Mar 7, 2006 - 5 answers

Mysterious spastic animated gif.

Who can tell me more about this animated gif of people dancing? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on Nov 28, 2005 - 18 answers

Looking for a Japanese GIF

Japanese animated gif search filter... [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Nov 6, 2005 - 5 answers

Name that cartoon train show!

I'm looking for the name of an animated series about a magic/dream train . [more inside]
posted by Paddle to Sea on Jul 6, 2005 - 2 answers

Animated Movie Dvd Extras

Any suggestions for animation dvds with good extras? Specifically, I'm interested in finding animated movies on dvd that include pencil tests and/or footage of the voice actors. The more extensive the better. [more inside]
posted by NewGear on May 31, 2005 - 11 answers

What is this running green thing?

Can anyone identify this animated character?
posted by arielmeadow on Feb 24, 2005 - 19 answers

Animated TV for Grownups

I was trying to find a good animated TV show/miniseries to watch, and got to wondering why there are virtually no non-japanese non-kids/comedy animated series to be found? I'm sick of "anime" - does anyone have any ideas as to why Japan has cornered this market so completely, or better yet know of any non-japanese shows/series for me to check out? I'm into scifi and adventure stuff.
posted by ac on Jan 2, 2004 - 24 answers

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