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The Late Movies: Terry Gilliam’s Animation

Terry Gilliam is now a renowned director, but he got his start in illustration and cut-out animation — most notably for Monty Python. In the roundup below, I’ve collected some favorite Gilliam animated shorts. Warning: they are often crude and naughty. And Now for Something Completely Different A classic opener, featuring Conrad Poohs and [...]

A Christmas Card From Terry Gilliam

(YouTube Link) Iconic animator, Monty Python alum, and one of the best darn filmmakers ever Terry Gilliam made The Christmas Card back in 1968, as part of an animated short called Storytime. Full of Gilliam’s signature tongue-in-cheek humor and cut paper style animation, it sure puts me in some sort of holiday mood! –via BuzzFeed

The Late Movies: The Short, Surreal Masterpieces of Jan Švankmajer

Suppressed by his own government and almost unknown in the West until the 1980s, today Czech animator and filmmaker Jan Švankmajer is one of the world’s most celebrated animators, and can count Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam among his legions of devoted fans. His work is uniquely bizarre, always creepy, and sometimes disturbing. He seems [...]