puppet animation for a change - THE FOOL OF THE
WORLD AND THE FLYING SHIP. 1990, cosgrove hall
production, great britain. terrific animation and beautiful
designed puppets /environment.
the story is a kind of russian muenchhausen fairytale.
mark hall and brian cosgrove formed that animation
company in 1976 in manchester. their most successful
films are DANGER MOUSE, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS,
PETER AND THE WOLF, - puppet animation as well as
and my all time favorite puppet animated film -
THE MIDSUMMERNIGHTS DREAM by JIRI TRNKA,
1959 czechoslovakia. it is a masterful adaptation of the
shakespeare comedy, richard burton is the narrator in
the english language version. in my oppinion the MUST
SEE puppet animation masterpiece.
there are several books with trnka's puppet designs still
available. check -
the film is available on DVD in japan by GENEON,
JIRI TRNKA FILM WORKS VOL.5, 2004