Books &SpornFilms 26 Nov 2009 08:54 am

Thanksgiving Jigsaw

Happy Thanksgiving

- Here’s a short film I’d like to share, about a minute long. It’s a piece we did back in 1990 for Live Home Video and was part of a two-video project of nonsense poems. One tape contained poems by anonymous authors – Mother Goose and the like. The other tape contained poems by noted writers.

Russell Hoban is one of my favorite writers, so there are four of his poems included in the half-hour show. This was written by him and narrated by a young, non-actor girl who had a great voice. I’d worked with her previously on The Red Shoes.

Jason McDonald brilliantly designed and storyboarded the whole thing. He also did all the backgrounds for the two half hour tapes. This poem was animated by Sue Perrotto, who did some marvelous work for us.

Russell Hoban’s
Jigsaw Puzzle
Click left side of the black bar to play.
Right side to watch single frame.

I’ll put up a couple more bits of this show in the upcoming weeks.



4 Responses to “Thanksgiving Jigsaw”

  1. on 26 Nov 2009 at 3:42 pm 1.Sue said …

    Thank you for the lovely compliment and acknowledgement, but I can’t take credit for animating this piece. I may be wrong, but if my foggy memory serves, I think the animator was actually Liz Seidman.

    Those compilations had some of the most charming animation and content that I’ve seen (which is becoming so rare). I’m grateful to have been a part of them.

    My warmest wishes to you and yours for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. on 27 Nov 2009 at 8:57 am 2.Stephen Macquignon said …

    Seeing this work always brings a warm feeling to my heart
    Happy(one day late)Thanksgiving!

  3. on 27 Nov 2009 at 9:41 am 3.Michael said …

    Of course, you’re right, Sue. I’m going to post The Creature In the Classroom in another week.

  4. on 27 Nov 2009 at 11:17 pm 4.R.Dress said …

    Cool film.

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