Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday Morning Cartoons: “Studie No. 6” and “Lapis”

Studie No. 6: Oskar Fischinger was a German experimental animator. His abstract films, set to music, strongly influenced generations of artists. Studie No. 6 is part of a series of similar films set to different pieces of music. (2:03 minutes)

Lapis: One of the earliest animated film using a computer. It was made by James Whitney using an analogue computer developed his brother John. This one is well worth watching in full screen mode. (9:18 minutes)

Studie No. 6 by Oskar Fischinger

Lapis by James Whitney

For more animation, visit our Saturday Morning Cartoon Index.


René Walling is a fan of SF, animation and comics, this has led him to co-chair Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon, be involved with fps magazine for more than a decade, and start Nanopress, a Canadian small press. He looks forward to living on Mars where he would benefit from having more than 24 hours in a day.

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