August 25, 2007

Quasi at The Quackadero

An interview with bizarro animator Sally Cruikshank. Her cartoons were popular at midnight movie venues in the 1970s and sometimes showed up in the earliest days of cable tv. She spent several years trying to get a feature produced, and when she was no longer content with freaking out stoned college students, went on to traumatize toddlers by making shorts for sesame street. "Quasi at the Quackadero," my favorite of her films and a big reason why I was an animation major, doesn't allow embedding into other websites. So you can go straight to the youtube page by clicking on the title above.

2 comments:

Lance said...

Is she the person behind the wacko animation in the scary "Cartoon Land" sequence in Twilight Zone: The Movie?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCwMBcjpRcQ

stexe said...

Yes, and it's the closest she ever came to making her own feature. That sequence also stars one of the luckiest people on the planet, nancy cartwright, who is still making seven figures per episode as the voice of bart simpson.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=T5pQfOMkhmQ