Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Animated Hair

In his 1925 stop-action cartoon "Animated Hair" (video link), a hand seems to draw a series of faces. Then chunks of hair migrate into other positions to create portraits of Christy Mathewson, John J. McGraw, George Bernard Shaw, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Samuel Gompers, Elsie Ferguson and Babe Ruth.

These short films by cartoonist Sid Marcus (who later co-created the Tasmanian Devil for Warner Bros) were wildly popular and cheap to create. Fifty one of them were produced between 1924 and 1927, and distributed by Fleischer Studios.
More info from UCLA info sheet, page 3


RobNonStop said...

Airbrush artist and Alien designer H.R. Giger dies at 74.

Giger had been inducted into the Science Fiction hall of fame.

His spectacular museum in Gruyères, Switzerland celebrated its 15th anniversary last June.


jeff jordan said...


James Gurney said...

Rob, thanks for letting me know. Giger was a complete original, and his work was a big inspiration to me when I was starting out in the early '80s.

lee kline said...

Fantastic animation. Thanks!