Sat
Jun 30 2012 9:00am

Saturday Morning Cartoons: “Blinkity Blank” and “Swinging the Lambeth Walk”

Blinkity Blank: Norman McLaren often pushed the limits of animation and filmmaking. Here, he explores just how little is needed to give the impression of motion. (5:17 minutes)

Swinging the Lambeth Walk: A film painted directly on celluloid, by the inventor of the technique. (3:27 minutes)

Blinkity Blank
by Noman McLaren

Swinging the Lambeth Walk
by Len Lye

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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Eugene R.
1. Eugene R.
"Blinkity Blank" - a delightful integration of image and music.
"Swinging the Lambeth Walk" - music video, the early years? Lovely.

Two more wonderful finds, Mr. Walling. Keep up the good work!

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