Helping you to discover feature-length (40+ minutes long) fully-animated films from around the world. Selections encompass all animation mediums, film genres, age groups, and maturity levels. Featuring many older, under-appreciated, foreign, independent, underrated, rare, obscure, cult, niche, historic, experimental, overlooked, and forgotten films.
Bubble Bath: “A beautifully bizarre Hungarian pop art extravaganza. Anna Paradi is a nursing student studying for her certification exams. One afternoon her studies are interrupted by Zsolt Mohai. Zsolt is engaged to Anna’s friend Klara Horvath. Zsolt reveals to Anna he does not wish to marry Klara, despite the fact their wedding is that afternoon. Zsolt is an interior designer and is looked down upon by Klara’s wealthy family. Zsolt attempts to convince Anna to call Klara and cancel the wedding. As the pair discuss his reasoning for wanting to call off the wedding, Anna begins to fall in love with Zsolt. The situation is complicated when Klara arrives at Anna’s apartment with the intention of bringing her to the wedding, forcing Zsolt to hide while Klara and Anna talk. Historian Olivér Horváth writes: ‘It is difficult to conceive a more confusing animation film than György Kovásznai’s Bubble Bath (1979), in which an unexcelled visual and musical orgy mixes. What is it like when the disintegrating psyche of a professional window-dresser takes shape? Kovásznai wanted to break from traditional animation themes and had a goal to create a feature animation film about people from Budapest. He is anatomizing problems of the 1970’s youth including the most difficult one: what to do with ourselves, what to do with our partners, and generally: how to fulfill our tasks in life. This serious topic is presented in an unusually eclectic style and in an entertaining way. This film is a grotesque animation musical comedy: it embraces various painting styles, from pop-art via Picasso to Rippl-Rónai. Songs are sung about biology, champagne, household appliances and other unusual topics.”