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MADCAP: an animated improvisation
by Philip Kelly Denslow
16mm, 2 min. (1991)

Click HERE to watch it on YouTube

The Judges have spoken:

Winner: BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, Fourth L.A. Animation Celebration '91

Winner: BEST ANIMATED FILM, Ann Arbor Film Festival '92

Winner: SECOND PRIZE IN DIRECTION, ASIFA East Awards '93

And the critics have had their say:

"...in the tradition of "Bambi Meets Godzilla," shows what can be done with extremely limited graphic resources." Andy Klein, Los Angeles Reader

"...an update on the classic "Dot and Circle" commentary on pretentious art, with a decidedly contemporary edge." Richard Harrington, Washington Post

"...a series of pulsing, abstract, drawn on film images punctuated by an increasingly absurd litany of legal disclaimers." Bob Strauss, Dallas News

"...at first seems like an aesthetic exercise, but turns quickly into an amusing, quick satire on arts funding." Henry Sheehan, Hollywood Reporter

"...a triumph, by necessity, of ingenuity over expense underscores the dryly hilarious critique of artistic support in the US." Jen Bilik, Michigan Daily


Now you can actually own a copy of this film:

Take me to Amazon.com where I can order it as part of the Animation Celebration Video Collection - V. 4 (1993) video.