Saturday, January 20, 2007

more H U B L E Y

MOONBIRD, 1959, voices of mark and ray hubley, animated
by BOBE CANNON and ED SMITH, the first of three Oscar-
winning and seven Oscar-nominated shorts from the hubleys.
best short animated subject, 1959.
here is the official info from the KEYFRAME website -
john and faith hubley recorded the random conversation
of their children and then constructed an Oscar-winning
cartoon around it. the story concerns two boys who have
a nocturnal adventure outside their house, making a trap
to catch the mysterious 'moonbird'.
john hubley formed storyboard studios after he was blacklisted
by the house un-american activities committee, and fired from
UPA, for refusing to 'name names' or apologise for his previous
work. ironically he had helped form UPA after being involved
in the Disney animator's strike.

ADVENTURES OF AN *, 1957, the first film john and faith hubley
produced together commissioned by the guggenheim museum.
I never forget when I saw this jewel for the first time in an
animation exhibition in zurich in 1971. at that time I was
studying design in my 2.year. from then on I wanted to create
films like adventures of an * and moonbird. the sugar sweet
disney films were forgotten and I concentrated on the
NEW animation, like the zagreb film shorts, len lye and
norman mc.laren, lenica and even the new french and
english animation.

please look at
for more info about the hubleys

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