This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Ryan is living every artist’s worst nightmare – succumbing to addiction, panhandling on the streets to make ends meet. Through computer-generated characters, Landreth interviews his friend to shed light on his downward spiral. Some strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.
Animator Ryan Larkin uses an artist’s sensibility to illustrate the way people walk. He employs a variety of techniques–line drawing, colour wash, etc.–to catch and reproduce the motion of people afoot. The springing gait of youth, the mincing step of the high-heeled female, the doddering amble of the elderly–all are registered with humour and individuality, to the accompaniment of special sound. Without words.
A Victorian woman in mourning drops a rose to forget.
A frame-by-frame animated evolution of Nightmare with HMC logo.
An animator is haunted by his own creation.
A frame-by-frame animated walk sequence featuring The Ramones and Blain the Train.
Loner Captain Penelope roams the hills of Bummertown.
Hobo Moon Cartoons logo.