Joanna Quinn is one of our all time favorite animators and we’ve profiled her Dreams and Desires short film previously. It keeps on winning award after award for Quinn and Beryl Productions International. She shared the award with another Dimples’ favorite, T.O.M., from Tom Brown and Daniel Gray. Tom and Daniel have been kind enough to post on Dimples from time to time. From IC Network:
Dreams and Desires â€“ Family Ties (Beryl, Y Briodas aâ€™r Fideo), a co-production between S4C and Quinnâ€™s company, Beryl Productions International, jointly won the Public Choice 2008 prize at the British Animation Awards.
Quinn shared the award with fellow Welsh entry, t.o.m., a short film by Tom Brown and Daniel Gray, produced at the International Film School of Wales, Newport.
Here’s a YouTube clip of Dreams and Desires:
And, here is her fantastic demo reel:
Finally, a very short clip from T.O.M.:
Bugville, also known as “Hoppity Goes to Town”, is a great classic cartoon from Fleischer Studios and it is now available on DVD. It has all of the imagination, color and fluidity of classic 2D animation that we love at Dimples. We’ve moved it to the top of our Netflix queue but it is also available at a great price from Amazon through the link in this post. On Netflix, Bugville is listed in the New Release section under Classics. Hopefully, more of the late Fleischer brother’s animation will be released on DVD.
As long as it’s the time of year when the Oscars are awarded, Dimples thought it would be a good idea to look back on all of the winners for best animated short film. We’ve provided a list here. To start things off, here’s the very first cartoon honored by the Academy in this category. It’s Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony — Flowers and trees.