Category Archives: Cartoon

No Good Giant Monster Deed Goes Unpunished…

Terrific, and very short, animated movie: Excellent!

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Superman Classic

Robb Pratt, an animator for Disney (he worked on Pocahontas and Tarzan), has created a neat Superman short just for his own amusement … and ours …, inspired by the music from the old serials. It’s pretty cool. At the … Continue reading

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Zombies Arise!

If there’s one thing that zombies do with startling regularity, it’s ARISE. And ARISE again. And again. The modern zombie apocalypse phenomena, part of a 21st Century obsession with apocalypse as a whole but huge in its own right, has … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flick: Frantic Undead

This weekend’s journey into monstrosity comes from artist Maxwell Perry, whom we featured earlier in the week for his upcoming giant squid animated short called, not inappropriately, Giant Squid. In that article I promised you a look at his previous … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flick: Skeleton Dance, La Bicha, Miracle Fish

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Undead Backbrain’s Weekend Fright Flick. First off, a cartoon. “The Skeleton Dance” (1929) was directed by Walt Disney but created by Ub Iwerks as chief animator. Iwerks was a frequent associate of Walt Disney who … Continue reading

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War of the Worlds: Goliath of a Trailer

War of the Worlds: Goliath (US-[in production for 2010]; dir. Joe Pearson) is “a 90-minute, animated, steampunk epic of war, comradeship and courage under fire”, based on H.G. Wells’ iconic Martian invasion novel, War of the Worlds. (See Robot War … Continue reading

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Simon’s Cat: Fly Guy

Yay! Another Simon’s Cat cartoon has appeared. Love ’em! More Simon’s Cat

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Ub Iwerks’ Balloon Land (1935)

This is one of my favourite cartoons – funny, cute and very sinister all at once. If your download rate can take it, hit the “HQ” button and watch the Pincushion Man do his thing in high quality. Balloon Land … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flicks: Gadzooky and Dracenstein

I was distracted and busy last weekend and completely neglected to put up a Weekend Fright Flick program. Never mind. As some sort of recompense, here is a double feature — both minimalist animation. First up, a giant monster epic: … Continue reading

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King Klunk

Here’s a rarity. In 1933, after the release of the classic giant monster film, King Kong, Walter Lantz (of Woody Woodpecker fame) released a parody of the giant-ape-in-love epic. As you’ll see, it follows the bare outline of the plot, … Continue reading

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