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The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit

The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit

Alternate Title: Do It Yourself Cartoon Kit

The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit (Do It Yourself Cartoon Kit) (1961) Theatrical Cartoon The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit

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  • Theatrical Short
  • Distributed by: British Lion
  • Originally Released in Apr of 1961 (Estimate).

  • TechniColor
  • Running Time: 5 minutes.
  • United Kingdom  United Kingdom

Cartoon Summary:


Satire on cartoons, home hobbyists and box-top specials, in which the viewer is offered an animation kit (complete with noises, cutout characters and stick-anything adhesive glue), all for 50 guineas and three detergent box tops. It also explains dryly the possibilities for commercial success, and how to use sounds properly in the eternally-animated chase scene. Animator Bob Godfrey illustrates several animation techniques.

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This astounding piece of madcap cutout animation was a major inspiration for Terry Gilliam (as acknowledged in "Gilliam on Gilliam" interviews)and his years of Monty Python animations, including the classic opening credits. I remember seeing it on TV...  (read more)

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