I absolutely love these fan films!
“Energetically Yours” was produced in 1957 by Transfilm for the Standard Oil Company. It’s a cartoon history of mankind and his use of energy. The film was designed by the great illustrator Ronald Searle, and features an outstanding musical score by composer Lyn Murray. Directed by UPA co-founder Dave Hilberman. The animation was produced by Quartet Films and Playhouse Pictures. Narrated by Marvin Miller.
The Dover Boys at Pimento University
A protomodern cartoon classic directed by Chuck Jones and animated by Robert Cannon made in 1942.
TALES OF THE WIZARD OF OZ - “GET OUT THE VOTE”
From Cartoon Brew:
This 1961 episode of Tales of the Wizard of Oz harkens back to a time when animation writers didn’t speak down to kids. It’s a perfect example of children’s TV animation that works on multiple levels, encouraging kids to question their surroundings and understand the realities of the world while entertaining them at the same time.
“THE HOBBIT” (1966) - written and directed by Gene Deitch, designed by Adolf Born
Read the story of how this crazy adaptation came to exist in Gene Deitch’s own words.
Big thanks to Raymond Bonilla for making me hip to this far out film!