Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Old Man and the Goblins (1998)

Genre: Animation Short
Director: Mark Caballero, Seamus Walsh
Country: USA
Availability: YouTube

This little gem was one of my top favorites that played at this year's H.P. Lovecraft Short Films Festival. It was made by Screen Novelties as an homage to Ladislaw Starewicz, the creator of the first puppet-animated film (The Beautiful Lukanida (1912)). Check out Starewicz's work here.

The Old Man and the Goblins (shown here in its entirety) was made in 1998, which is astonishing given that it looks like an authentic piece of film from the early 1900's.  It certainly brought to mind many of the Silly Symphonies black and whites I loved as a child.

5 out of 5 stars