20 February 2013

A re-creation of "Bambi Meets Godzilla"

 I first saw this 1.5-minute animation in ~1970 at a movie theater in Boston that specialized in showing "experimental" cinema.  It has been ranked #38 on a list of The 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time (according to a poll of 1,000 people working in the animation industry).  The chord at the end comes from "A Day in the Life" played at half-speed.

The embed above is a frame-for-frame 1080p re-creation by Coda Shetterly, via Boing Boing.


  1. ...perhaps at the Orson Welles Theatre in Cambridge? Along with REEFER MADNESS? If so, I was at the same show. Dude!

    1. It was somewhere outside of Cambridge; I had to take the MTA towards downtown and then walk a ways. It might have been someplace closer to B.U. But I'd have to dig through some old memorabilia boxes to find any clues now.

  2. I don't think the Beatles chord is half-speed..?

  3. After the second credit appeared it was obvious what was going to happen, so, lacking wit, humor, surprise, interesting graphics or pathos I wonder how many of the thousand jurors were smoking too. There was a lot of this kind of stuff put out in the sixties. Playing as it was against the product Disney produced it seemed fresh, new, innovative. In hindsight it appears juvenile. Hopefully it was ranked based on its cultural origin.


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