Still from Allegro non Troppo. Via: Bruno Bozzetto
Has my love affair with youtube finally wore off? I found myself grumbling today about the poor image quality of Bruno Bozzetto’s, Allegro Non Troppo, something I almost never do since I am usually s0 smitten with the fact that I can see video on the web at all, it rarely occurs to me to complain about it looking shitty, (uncharacteristic of me, I know.) I suspect my annoyance with the pixelation of this video series stems however stems from a particular affinity for the work.
Parodying Disney’s Fantasia, Bozzetto’s full length film employs a less than stellar orchestra (filmed in black and white), a slave animator, and an angry director. Each segment is animated in a different style, the sequence below featuring Ravel’s Bolero, a piece that hypothesizes the beginnings of life were born from a Coke bottle. Narrative aside, the real reason to look at this work is the quality of animation. His inventive creatures are expressive, fluid, and clearly reminiscent of Bosch.
Via: Fantastic Animation
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