It is nearly Christmas when two recently orphaned children have to choose with which of their relatives they will live - eccentric, stingy Aunt Edwina , who only wants them for their trust fund, or kindly Uncle Robert who wants to genuinely welcome them into his family. It's an amusing and heart-warming story as Edwina pretends to adore the children in order to trick them into coming to live with her. But on Christmas morning, both Edwina and Robert have surprises in store for them when the children make their decision.
A very early animated study by the future Oscar winning animator Chris Landreth. Here we see the roots of Landreth's approach of perverting the latest high end 3D animation to fabricate Kafkaesque, jigsaw monsters with jarring incongruities.
An audition for a conditioner commercial becomes an otherworldly psychogenic experience. Bold colors and pure style take precedent in this animated journey through place and mind.
The evil magician Reichswar has killed the King to gain possession of a magic crystal; now he means to use its power to rule the whole Xanadu. The princess Rieru is kidnapped. One brave young warrior, wielding the magic blade Dragonslayer, goes to her rescue.
A short experimental animation by Keiichi Tanaami.
Its New Year and Yu, Mai and Pelsha get together to celebrate and reminisce over the magical adventures in their respective TV series. "Their three other selves", the alter egos Creamy Mami, Magical Emi and Fairy Pelsha, join them for a sparkling musical final.
In this second short film in the Birdland series two birds escape and fly away to the rainbow. The story is set to the sound of "Over the Rainbow" played by legendary jazz pianist Art Tatum.
A couple lives in a house situated on the railway tracks. They lead a peaceful domestic life, despite the periodic interruptions of the train passing through their living room; but when the husband - a gold prospector - falls down on his luck, the train comes to assume a more ominous significance.
An educational short featuring Goofy about Valentine's Day.
An educational short film made by Walt Disney Productions.
In this short animation a single room is the setting for a lyrical dance through time about family roots. The objects in the room swirl, rearrange and change themselves to reflect the passing seasons, years and generations. As Victorian Christmas fantasies give way to computer-age realities, the procession of objects reaffirms the values that endure the vagaries of fashion and the ravages of time.
Goofy explains how to avoid making common consumer errors and get the best value for one's money by setting priorities, comparing prices, and looking for sales.
Time for Table Manners is a 1987 Disney educational animated short featuring classic animation re-edited to a modern story. It teaches about the importance of table manners.
Roland and Rattfink are movie stars in this cartoon. Rattfink gets fed-up playing as a villain who gets beat up by a hero (Roland) in his every movie, so he his father (who's a producer of the studio) to make him a hero in his future movie. His dad makes him a hero, and makes Roland Rattfink's stunt double, all the stunts miss Roland and hits Rattfink instead. Fed up again, Rattfink demands that he and Roland acts in separate features. Rattfink gets a script where he is General Custard. Fed-up again, Rattfink chases his dad by throwing his Oscars at him.
When a 100,000-guilder contest is announced in 1800s Holland, Cornelius sets about to grow one to win the prize. However, at the same time, the local alchemist, Bochstel, is trying to cast a spell that will give him unlimited power - and 2 of his ingredients must be a fair maiden (Cornelius's girlfriend, Rosa) and a black flower! Cornelius succeeds in producing a black tulip, but is then arrested for treason for possessing something sent him in the mail - and Bochstel steals his tulip. Cornelius must escape from jail, retrieve his precious flower, and stop Bochstel from completing his spell.
Short animated cartoon.
A farming family and their livestock dance during a much-needed downpour in this Quay Brothers short made for Sesame Street.
This is a fable about a woman’s right to choose her husband: it tells the story of a princess, who has several suitors. She puts them to the test, and finally chooses the one who has demonstrated the finest moral qualities.