- One of my favorite Hubley shorts is a lesser known film, Zuckerkandl.
It is an animated version of the satirical lecture Robert M. Hutchins gives annually to discuss the life and philosophy of the fictitious Dr. Alexander Zuckerkandl and his philosophy that the goal of life is to get through it without feeling, in the belief that true happiness can be achieved only by becoming unconscious of our conscious.
The life and philosophy of Zuckerkandl is depicted and constructed.
I also have a couple of models of the speaker, Hutchins, done by John Hubley and I’m posting them here.
The following are frame grabs (from not the best copy of the film.)
The film was also made into a book. It’s illustrated with images from the film that have been reshaped. Here are a couple of them. The colors in the book are probably closer to the actual film.