Feb 10, 2011


The surreal choreography of the dancing women directed by a delicate symphony screams Fantasia in Anthony Gross's La Joie de Vivre. I was curious to learn whether Gross's subsequent animations as strongly reflected his Disney influence. In my search I happened upon a site from the UK, a site of the history of British film. I proceeded to watch a 1938 animation by Lotte Reiniger 'HPO' (Heavenly Post Office). The animation contained characters of cherubs and angel babies flying around, which immediately reminded me of Fantasia once again. But I think i'm falling into a habit of association since Fantasia covered such a broad range of topics...pretty much the story of creation.

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