Alice in Wonderland + It’s Such a Beautiful Day

Alice in Wonderland + It’s Such a Beautiful Day
Podcast: Double Feature
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Strange worlds via animation. The various versions of Alice in Wonderland. Inventing icons: how does Disney do it? Defining classics. The va...

Posted September 12, 2013
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsYear 6

Episode Notes

Strange worlds via animation. The various versions of Alice in Wonderland. Inventing icons: how does Disney do it? Defining classics. The vault. Everything is a musical. Yesterday’s animation today. How escapism was once represented in animation. Former conventions in modern times. Franz Kafka. Being surrounded by death at all times. Building your blueprint around encounters. The pointlessness of living. Growing into adolescence. Appeasing a tyrant. American McGee’s Alice. Alice: The Madness Returns. Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day. Resistance to identification. The medium and the message. Do things with stick figures. Simplify! The intersection of minimalism and animation. What minimalism demonstrates. Changing perception instead of content.

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland


Released: July 26, 1951
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Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Writer: Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, WIlliam Cottrell, Dick Kelsey, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, Del Connell, Tom Oreb, John Walbridge
Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway

Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

It’s Such a Beautiful Day

It’s Such a Beautiful Day


Released: November 17, 2011
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Director: Don Hertzfeldt
Writer: Don Hertzfeldt
Starring: Don Hertzfeldt

Bill struggles to piece together his shattering psyche in three chapters.

 
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