Ever seen a chicken dance?

line animation

"Hen Hop" by Norman McLaren is a joyous dance of lines on a screen  with a country dancing soundtrack: fun and silliness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq8yqduOJOA


Ancient History Animation – Boudica

Fascinating way to retell ancient history, where there are no photographs: animation.  Emma Calder made this video about Boudica (sometimes called Boadiccea), the ancient British woman leader who dared to defy the Romans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcfsrfzHVw4 This video was created for Norwich Castle Museum - where you can see it displayed.  If the subject matter of the …

Clearing up after the party – animation

cartoon, housecleaning, after party

Betty Boop struggles to clear up after yesterday's party.  Fortunately, her inventor friend, Gramps, has some inventive ideas.  I especially like way he deals with laundry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvvPrjNKYmw The sound and picture may seem a little dated and scratchy - but what do you expect from a lady who's 80 years old?  It's still got energy …