Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Animated Inspiration: "Little Rabbit, Be Good"

As a rule, I tend to steer clear of political cartoons and animations. However, when I saw this Chinese animation protesting abuses by the Chinese government and politically connected individuals, I had to share it. Not only does this animation show how the medium can be used as a tool to promote justice, it also displays a unique visual style--something that I think every country should develop. I think that the visuals speak for themselves, however, to view an english translation, click the "CC" button on the bottom of the YouTube player. I recommend watching the film once through without english subtitles, just to absorb the visuals, then watching it again with subtitles to "hear" the message.

As an added bonus, I'm also going to include an animated film from animation pioneer Windsor McCay: "The Sinking of the Lusitania".