Sharing some animation

Spyrre's picture
I thought to share some old-school animation I found from youtube.
Recommended only if you have a interest for some really old, less famous animation.
Hope someone else finds them interesting also. =) Might be adding more later.

See under the cut.
NOTE: Some of these might be longer than just one part (mentioned below), but I uploaded only the first one here. You should be able to find rest of them easily from YouTube, though.

Category 1: deer-related films/shorts
Category 2: other old-school- animation (shorts&some movies)
Category 3: bit newer but unknown animated movies

Had to add this one... This animated chinese painting "Deer in the village" (part 1/3) tells a story of a family of deer and what happens when their fawn gets lost. Looks very beautiful and adorable. <3

A cute Russian cartoon from 1957: "The brave little deer" (part 1/3). It has no subtitles, but the story isn´t hard to follow even though if you can´t undrestand russian. Seems to have some Disney-influences in its style.

A clip from a classic chinese cartoon released 1981: "The deer of nine colors". There was the whole movie somewhere, but couldn´t find it. I think it´s very beautiful how they animated the deer....
and does that halo on it´s head remind you of something?

Another animation based on folk-lore. A king wants to catch a deer with golden antlers, but a boy in the forest helps the creature to escape and befriends him. The king does not give up so easily, though. A simple but traditional fairy-tale, easy to follow even though without subtitles.


No deer-realted films:

"The Fantastic planet" (1973, part 1/8, France(?) Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. This movie has a very surreal feel and style, but under all that it´s actually a quite good sci-fi tale. English dub. Recommended to see even once for a bit more mature, serious animation-fans.

"Crane Feathers" ( 1977, Russia) A very beautiful, poetic doll-animation, based on japanese folk-tale. English subtitles.

The Little Tiger on the Sunflower (1981, Russia) Cute, just so darn cute. I love that tiny tiger. <3
English subtitles.

The white seal ( 1973, part 1/3 ) Chuck Jones's animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's famous story of the sea. Cute, also. <3

"The lion and the ox" (1983, russia), a story of a beginning and a tragic end of unusual companionship. I love how this one looks like.

A animation based on a chinese legend: "Nuwa patches up the sky". A story about a goddess and her sacrifice for the world she created.

A story based on a chinese(?) saying, of a struggle between a bird and a clam. Like a moving watercolor-painting.

"The tree and a cat" (Russia 1983). With subtitles. A tree has lived as a loner all of its life, until it gets a companion of a abandoned cat.

"Son of the white mare" part 1/9 (1982, Hungary) with english subtitles. A folktale (?) with pretty intresting visuals. It might appear very surreal at first, but there IS a story in there.

Not so old ones:

I thought to add this category too, because I have come up with some very lovely, but very unknown movies recently. These are probably only few years old but ones I had never even heard about before until found them by accident, and liked after watching. These definetely deserve more attention than they get.

"Nocturna" part 1/9(?) (2007, Spain), english dub. An absolutely adorable good-night-tale (without being overly sugar-coated), with beautiful visuals. A small orphan boy is terrified of dark and can´t sleep at night without gazing at his favourite star from the window, but one night after dark he notices his star missing, and goes on quest to find out what has happened to it. On the way he befriends some mysterious night-creatures.

"Secret of Kells" part 1/8 (2009). Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way.
If you haven´t seen this little gem already, go do so now. <3

"Strings" part 1/8 (2004, Denmark(?)) , english dub. A very dramatic story.... performed entirely by marionet-puppets! Strings is a mythological story about the son of a king, Hal Tara, who sets out on a journey to avenge the death of his father. To his surprise he discovers the truth of his own people - and where he least expects it - he finds true love.

"Dragon hunters" (2008, France(?)) part 1/8, english dub. Ok, this one is computer animated... but I liked it. A fun adventure-story of two not-very-epic dragon-hunters who get hired on a mission to slay a huge dragon that threatens their kingdom. Their only real talents: the size of the hulking brute with the heart of gold, Lian-Chu, and Gwizdo's talent for scams of all and any shape or form.
The plot is pretty simple, but does well what it´s intented to, and again the visuals are beautiful and imaginative.
Munkel's picture

Amazing *_* thank you for

Amazing *_* thank you for sharing these ♥
Seele's picture

These are really nice

These are really nice ♥

These were beautiful to

These were beautiful to watch. <33333

J!n's picture

These look really nice. I

These look really nice. I don't have time to watch them right now so I'll just track this for now.
Spyrre's picture

Glad if you guys enjoyed

Glad if you guys enjoyed them. <3
Added also two more. Heh, I have been watching these a lot today. =D
Unplugged's picture

Awesome! I speak russian so I

Awesome! I speak russian so I definitely need to watch them sometime. ♥ thank you!
shamiya's picture

All of these were lovely, i

All of these were lovely, i really liked them Smiling, but my favorites were Nuwa patches up the sky, and The tree and a cat.
GingerNut's picture

I absolutely adore old

I absolutely adore old animations~ Thanks so much for sharing these c:
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Unplugged: Ah, I wish I´d undrestood russian too, so I could watch better ones without subtitles... I just adore how russian animation looks like.
Shamiya: Yeah, those two were very beautiful, I loved them too. Can´t deside a favourite between those two and "the lion and the ox" though.
GingerNut: I´m glad that I´m not the only one with a fascination in these things... I much prefer the old-school stuff over most of the new computer graphics animation. =)
eyestrain's picture

It's so good to watch these.

It's so good to watch these. With time and practice, I would like to learn how to use the techniques and styles used here.

Little moments through each one I liked.
animated painting-
The flute-voice of the mother deer, and the fawn's embrace of its phantom mother. The misty trees in the parting shot.

brave little deer-
The style of bodies and feet. The foot-stomping. In the night, the meticulous animation of all of the stags rising to watch the bull pass. The wolf snapping the twig underfoot. The rescue.

the entire clip from the deer of nine colors.

I don't strive to be the best, but instead I strive to do my best, and always give it my all every time.
Spyrre's picture

Eyestrain, Yeah, it would be

Eyestrain, Yeah, it would be so awesome if you could do something like this... I had some animation lessons in my last school, but didn´t really get to make anything which is kind of pity. =/

The whole story in the "painting" was one of my favourites, and it truly looked stunning. I loved the watercolor-like animation, the poetic storytelling and the flute-sound on the deer. Also how the deer moved in these had such grace in these.

Too bad its seems like the movie of "the deer of nine colors" is deleted from youtube, it was lovely intenpration of chinese legend. The story is of a poor man who gets lost in the wild and almost drowns in the lake, but gets help from a divine deer who saves him and quides him back to the village. Soon he hears that a princess(?) wants the pelt of this beautiful creature for herself and so a reward is offered of it. In his greed the man betrays the deer and takes the hunters to her home-forest. But the deer is not so easily killed, as she is some kind of deity... She speaks to the hunters who shame in front of her, and then disappears and is never seen again. That´s where the scene here is from.
I don´t know why, but I have such a soft spot for this kind of slightly bittersweet fairy tales.

eyestrain's picture

I watched ??????????? ?????

I watched Question??Question? Question? and The Lion and the Ox this evening.
The latter particularly captured me. The power expressed in the designs and animation of the characters, as well as the spritely animation of the smaller creatures was really impressive.

I don't strive to be the best, but instead I strive to do my best, and always give it my all every time.
Ysrael's picture

Tracking for when I have some

Tracking for when I have some extra time on my hands~ ♥
Unplugged's picture

Hope you don't mind me adding

Hope you don't mind me adding something, but here's an amazing surrealist animation, "Cat Soup". Just as a heads up, it contains gore and other things. You should watch in full view.
Spyrre's picture

Unplugged, of course I don´t

Unplugged, of course I don´t mind! Hmm, I think I have seen this a long time ago, it was pretty crazy though I liked it. I had forgotten the whole thing existed.
Thank you anyway, I´ll definetely watch it again when I have time. =)
quadraptor's picture

Bookmarking this so I can

Bookmarking this so I can watch them all. That first one is beautiful, I've always loved Japanese paintings in that style, and seeing it come to life like that is stunning!

Thank you for sharing these, they are amazing! I'm trying to think if there are any I have that I can share...

This one won't fit the criteria exactly, but it is an old MGM cartoon that I always enjoy watching. I love the message in it.

Chickenwhite's picture

Mai gawd, son of the white

Mai gawd, son of the white mare is the trippiest thing I've seen since the thief and the cobbler, re-cobbled cut O.o Thoroughly enjoyable! >w< Thanks for sharing! ^w^

Track, for later &hearts;

Track, for later ♥

Spyrre's picture

Ooo, thanks Quad, that looks

Ooo, thanks Quad, that looks so cute... I´ll be sure watch it soon. Glad that you enjoyed these too. <3

Chicken, Heh, yeah it´s probably a trippiest movie I have watched, liked it though. Never seen "the thief and the cobbler" myself, just a Nostalgia critic´s review of it... is it actually worth for looking up? =/

Kitty8, <3
Chickenwhite's picture

first part of it, definitely,

first part of it, definitely, the ending just goes completely into bad-trip-land, though, drawing out one scene into infinity and probably beyond... but generally, it's worth it >w<
Uitleger's picture

! Thank you. "Son of the

Thank you.

"Son of the white mare" is magnificent.
The picture is solid, simple.. like it would weave, skip and bloom in the mind of a child listening with his/her eyes closed.
I love the language, the voices, the creatures, the connections, ah.. everything.

A small contribution:
"Kelet" [1988] 'Kelet' is a common Chukchi name for [mostly] malevolent creatures. [No subtitles, the narrative isn't carried by words there, anyway]

"Kutkh and the mice" [1985] A creation myth. [in Russian. no English subtitles. I have a translation, not sure if it's needed here, though.]

"Wingless gosling" [1987] A story of a sleepyhead bird. [Chukchi/Russian. English subtitles.]
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Uitleger, So happy that you

Uitleger, So happy that you enjoyed these! The son of white mare might be one of my favourites too, I love the surreal feeling it has, though I felt sorry for the horse for what happened to her..

And thank you for these, already watched the first one and loved it... the style made me think of moving cave-paintings. I´ll still need to see rest of these, have to watch them soon. <3

Also, added 4 films more to top of "non-deer" -film list, hope you like them too!
eyestrain's picture

Oh, so many things added. The

Oh, so many things added. The animation of the dispute of Snipe and Shell was amazing.

And I love Cat Soup, I picked up the manga while I was in Japan. It's actually quite cheeky and a bit juvenile compared to the more seemingly adult flavor of the OVA.

PS- I finally watched all of The Son of the White Mare. To say it was mind blowing would be something of an understatement. I've never seen animation like that. Thank you for sharing that find!

I don't strive to be the best, but instead I strive to do my best, and always give it my all every time.
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Eyestrain, I´m happy that

Eyestrain, I´m happy that others enjoyed it too, the style really fascinated me. Wish I could get a dvd from somewhere, but that´s probably not going to happen.. <_<

Also, watched everything posted on this thread ( a while a go, but forgot to mention it) and loved especially "Kelet" posted by Uitleger... the christmas-cartoon posted by Quad was nothing like I imagined it would be, actually got chills... good stuff. <3

I ended up creating even another category below everything else for not so old, but more unknown animated movies I found and liked, hope others will enjoy those too. =)
Toya's picture

tracking for later viewing.

tracking for later viewing. Smiling
Pretzil's picture

I love these! Except for the

I love these!

Except for the seal one D':

They think thank Manatees are ugly! /hysterical sob
Manatees are one of my favorite animals ;___;


OtherkinOS's picture

sensing some treasures in

sensing some treasures in here *track*
Panda's picture

The two that really stole my

The two that really stole my heart were the Little Tiger and The Ox and The Lion; another I liked was the Tree and a Cat.

There's something so meaningful in all of them, I felt the sadness, loneliness, happiness conveyed in each. Beautiful films, thank you for sharing Spyrre~
Nayu's picture

Ugh! How did I miss

Ugh! How did I miss this?

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