Sunday, November 20, 2011

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Please, just watch it!!!!!

Jiri Barta's "The Club of the Discarded"

Just watched this serious of animations in a collection called "Cartoon Noir" (2000) on instant Netflix (Read the animation line-up HERE).

My favorite piece was called "The Club of the Discarded," or "The Club of the Laid Off" depending on the title translation.  It is a piece from Czech animator Jiri Barta (about Barta).

It is about mannequins.  Check it out!

Definitely gritty and Svankmajer-inspired.  I LOVE that you can see the strings tying the mannequins down.