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