Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Cowboys (1991) by Phil Mulloy...

'The films of multi-award-winning animator Phil Mulloy are the antidote to all that is kitsch and sentimental in animation. Witty and acerbic fables, drawn in brush and ink, comment on human nature and contemporary values. Definitely not fr the squeamish or prudish, these films contain sex, violence, and scenes calculated to outrage hores!' What more is there to say that describes Phil Mulloy's work that isn't already on the back of the dvd. Cowboys is only one of several films in his 'EXTREME ANIMATION' dvd and the quote above just about somes up the 6 short animations in Cowboys. Each running at 3 minutes long, Phil Mulloy pays careful attention to the moral values and points that he is trying to make in each animation, stripping back the fancy visual artwork and showing the world for what he thinks of it. Even though i can't say i fully understood the underlying messages of each animation, i was able to get the basics of what he was suggesting as the animations despite all the sexualness and violence were very bold and powerful. Cowboys is definitely a unique set of short animations and i'm looking forward to watching his other ones on the dvd.

Here's a few of the short animations from Cowboys:

1 comment:

  1. Ethan - did you see the 1-a-day post on the group blog? Yeah - I know, I stole the idea from you, but how about duplicating this post about Phil Mulloy on there? Your intro is great too - go on, help me start a trend? You are an author on the group blog, I hope?