Time for another roundup of week links I read this week and that you should too!
Oskar Fischinger: the animation wizard who angered Walt Disney and the Nazis
The Guardian has a fairly detailed look at the life of artist and proto-animator Oskar Fischinger. He is perhaps most remembered to animation people for his early (and albeit, short) role in the creation of the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor segment of Fantasia.
Murphy’s Irish Stout Commercial From the Late 1990s
Thanks to Danny Spencer for the tipoff, here’s a commercial for Murphy’s Irish stout that’s well, not very Irish looking.
They don’t make ‘em like they used to, do they?
Danger Mouse: Natalie Haynes’s guide to TV detectives #23
Another one from the Guardian, our favourite James Bond-esque rodent comes in at no. 23 on a list of TV detectives. A quite detailed article that details exactly why the show is so good and remains popular after so many years.
This list may stray a bit wide of the mark (were the Care Bears really a girl cartoon?) but there are a few shows on it that did manage to cross the gender divide. I’m currently making my way through number 3, which probably makes it not much of a secret any more.
A Skin-Tight Totoro Full Body Spandex Suit
And now, this blog presents to you some nightmare fuel in the form of the ever-loveable Totoro: