August 21, 2013

Idiots & Angels

Angel, a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man, hangs out at his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The wings make him do good deeds, contrary to his nature. He desperately tries to rid himself of the good wings, but eventually finds himself fighting those who view the wings as their ticket to fame and fortune.

Bill Plympton has a long history of amazing animation. If you are a fan this will not disappoint. If you are just discovering Plympton's work this is a nice introduction. Beyond that it is a great story. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 55195-D Released in 2008 78 minutes

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February 11, 2013

Masters of Russian animation.

A collection of award-winning animated short films by Russia's world-renowned directors and artists.
Films by Jove in association with Soyuzmultfilm.

There are four volumns to this series. The artwork and quality of the productions are outstanding. There is a mixture of stop motion, cartoons and live action mixed media. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 42899-D, 43635-d, 43636-D and 43637-D about 2 hours per disc.

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March 29, 2011

Summer wars

Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He's good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has - until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiance at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI.

One of the best (animes) to come along in a while, so futuristic it looks like tomorrow. ~Mike

Released in 2009

Askwith Media Library 53399-D 120 minutes

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March 17, 2010

Sita sings the blues

An animated reinterpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana blends the stories of Sita, a goddess separated from her husband Rama, and Nina, an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Askwith Media Library 51666-D

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May 05, 2009

Nyócker!

A Hungarian animated musical. Very fast and fun movie if you have the interest for over the top "street" inspired lifestyle and music. Edgy, detailed animation with excellent music.

Askwith Media Library Number 40476-D

Released 2004 Hungary 2007 USA
Directed by Áron Gauder
Written by Máriusz Bari and Viktor Nagy

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