Friday, January 09, 2009

Face Like a Frog




Sally Cruikshank directed and animated this zany gem in 1987. It has a some elements from the old Fleischer cartoons- surreal settings, morphing characters and catchy music, yet all done in her original, colorful style. (Did I mention I bought a cel and background from it? It appears forty something seconds into the film when the frog lady rises up and winks at the camera.)
We met for lunch yesterday. The cartoons most devoted fans, she said, are the generation Y crowd. I think this is because these people grew up with increasingly fast paced television commercials* and music videos. They expect quick editing, lots of action and color. I say Face Like a Frog was ahead of its time!
Here's a bonus pic of us for Linda (I think I understand why I got a C in photography class):


*a good example of this can be seen on You Tube- compare modern commercials for Trix or Froot Loops with ones from the 1960s and 1970s.

4 comments:

linda said...

Thanks for the bonus pic!
How is your animation coming?

linda said...

Thanks for the bonus pic!
How is your animation coming?

impatient L. said...

Young lady, if I have to ask you one more time ...

(Sorry about all those comments above.)

Namowal said...

Thanks for asking, Linda. It's coming along, but not as fast as I'd like. (I wish I had more time to work on it!)