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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

RefPack030: Last Chance To Download!

All gone! You missed it! We’ll be announcing our new RefPack on Monday.

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Die Muskete

We just posted Reference Pack 030 to our Members Only Page. Every other month, Animation Resources shares a new Reference Pack with its members. They consist of an e-book packed with high resolution scans and video downloads set up for still frame study. Make sure you download the Reference Packs before they’re updated. When it’s gone, it’s gone!


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Educational Films

The latest Animation Reference Pack was just released and it’s jam packed with fantastic material to study and inspire you… This one is even bigger than our last one, with volume 2 of our e-book series on the Austrian caricature magazine “Die Muskete”, a classic Russian fairy tale featurette, and a series of Disney educational films from the 1950s

Russian Fairy Tale

But that’s not all… This time we are re-running some of our hardest to find videos… incredibly rare films based on Lawson Wood’s Gran’pop Monkey and a reel of Campbells Soup commercials that includes what may be the first animated commercial aired in color!

Campbells Commercials

Granpop Monkey Cartoons


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Die Muskete


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Friday, October 11th, 2019

RefPack030: An Amazing Russian Fairy Tale Featurette

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REFPACK 030
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Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high resolution e-books on a variety of educational subjects and rare cartoons from the collection of Animation Resources in DVD quality. Our current Reference Pack has just been released. If you are a member, click through the link to access the MEMBERS ONLY DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.


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DVD QUALITY VIDEO:
Russian Animation

Dead Tsarevna & The Seven Bogatyrs
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Ivan Ivanov-Vano / 1951

Although this film closely resembles the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, this adaptation is based on a Russian fairy tale about the Princess Tsarevna. The film closely follows the poem written in 1833 by Aleksandr Pushkin. If you are interested, there is a synopsis of the story at Wikipedia.

The director of this film, Ivan Ivanov-Vano began his career in animation in 1927 and made three dozen films over his half century career, most of which were based on Russian folk tales. Early on, he was heavily influenced by Disney, but his personal style developed and grew over his career. In 1947 he directed the first Russian animated feature film, The Humpbacked Horse; and he helped establish ASIFA (The International Animated Film Society) in 1961.

This film incorporates design motifs unique to Russian art and it reflects its culture perfectly. In the modern world, animated films are made in Asia, India, Europe and the United States that all look pretty much the same. It would be good if a diversity of regional styles developed again. After all, art should be a personal expression of one’s life and culture, not a product manufactured to someone else’s design.

REFPACK030: Dead Tsarevna (1951)
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