Sat
Mar 12 2011 8:40am

Saturday Morning Cartoons: “La Linea” and “Yellow Sticky Notes”

La Linea: Episode one of a classic Italian TV series. A simple line has rarely been so expressive. (2:33 minutes)

Yellow Sticky Notes: Another deceptively simple film. To do notes describe a decade in the life of animator Jeff Chiba Stearns and the concurrent events that changed the world. (6:08 minutes)

La Linea
by Osvaldo Cavandoli

 

Yellow Sticky Notes
by Jeff Chiba Stearns

For more animated shorts, see 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, write reviews of francophone short fiction for The Portal, 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.
 

5 comments
Jo Walton
1. bluejo
You know what would be useful to me -- if you said whether they needed sound or not.

I just watched that poor line-man going fishing and I laughed so hard you probably heard me. That's what animation can do that nothing else can do.
Laura Southcott
2. tallgrass
"La Linea" reminds me a lot of the "Harold and the Purple Crayon" books...but with Pingu's voice.
René Walling
3. cybernetic_nomad
@tallgrass: Good ears! Carlo Bonomi provided the voice for both Pingu and La Linea
Paul Andinach
4. anobium
La Linea! I haven't seen an episode of that in years!

It used to be on TV when I was a kid, from time to time when the network had a few minutes gap to fill. (Non-commercial station, obviously.) It was brilliant then, and it's still brilliant.

Thank you for posting it!
brell
5. brell
Wow! It was great to see after all these years. Thank God for Google.
I was able to find old episodes after seeing it revived on the Ford Commercial. Kudos to Ford. I was a little kid in the 70s and that
was a great flashback.

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