Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday Morning Cartoons: “Engine 371” and “Sleeping Betty”

Engine 371: Progress!? Starts off cute and becomes much more than that. Even though you know where it’s going, it’s jazzy pacing and beautiful dream-scape design keeps it fast and fresh. (9.7 minutes)

Sleeping Betty: Every frame is funnier than the last in this period mash-up Sleeping Beauty story. Made from 7,000 perfect India ink drawings. So visually clever, you can watch it over and over, each time walking away with a new set of favorite moments. (9.13 minutes)

Engine 371
Kevin Langdale

Sleeping Betty
Claude Cloutier

Bonus, thanks to the NFB: An interview with Sleeping Betty’s director Claude Cloutier.

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