City Paradise: Tomoko moves to a cold and intimidating London...until she finds a secret underground city. Sweet, charming, and a little bit strange. (6 minutes)
Street of Crocodiles: A stop motion classic from the Brothers Quay. A psychological exploration of an internal city in decay. This was one of those films I caught on late night TV as a teenager that, along with Svankmajer's films, instilled a life-long love of animation in me. It was a revelation that so much can be said through sound, art, and movement that is near impossible to articulate in words. I had the good fortune to see an exhibit of their models earlier in the year, including sets and puppets for this film; report and photos here. (21 Minutes)
More animation in the Saturday Morning Cartoon Index.
Irene Gallo is the art director for Tor, Forge, and Starscape books and Tor.com.