Free Animation Downloads You Should Know

Prelinger Archives rocks! That’s not an opinion, it’s an indisputable truth.

Tis’ a magical wonderland of art and education. A digital public library in the spirit of Alexandria.

Most anything posted there can be downloaded for FREE. Phil Kimmelman has posted:

THE CARICATURE ART OF PHIL KIMMELMAN is available for free download at
https://archive.org/details/the-caricatore-art-of-phil-kimmelman

Take a superbly illustrated tour of New York City’s animation community as it transitions from a couple big theatrical cartoon studios into dozens of smaller teleblurb shops.

THE CARICATURE ART OF PHIL KIMMELMAN is also available in paperback or screen read from Kindle – at Amazon.

With much help from Donna Dazzo, I’ve posted some material left behind by her father. He was one of Kimmelman’s favorite animators – Jack Dazzo.

For DAZZO ANIMATION TIPS just go to: https://archive.org/details/dazzo-animation-tips


When Peridot Films blew-up Jack Dazzo began keeping journals. They were written sporadically between 1974 and 1986, providing a fly-on the wall view into New York’s commercial animation industry. Dazzo’s scramble to find work after Peridot Films was destroyed sent him through a number of small studios. Sometimes they were high-end, while others were producers of low-hanging fruit.

JACK DAZZO 1974 JOURNAL
https://archive.org/details/jack-dazzo-1974-journal_202406/mode/2up

JACK DAZZO 1976 JOURNAL
https://archive.org/details/jack-dazzo-1976-journal

JACK DAZZO 1979-80 JOURNAL
https://archive.org/details/jack-dazzo-1979-80-journal

JACK DAZZO 1983-86 JOURNAL
https://archive.org/details/jack-dazzo-1983-86-journal


Uncovered among Jack Dazzo’s papers was this 26 page comic book story. I believe Jack created it as a teenager.
THE IMMORTAL SAVIOUR https://archive.org/details/immortal-saviour


While at Peridot Jack Dazzo made a short film titled APPLE, APPLE. APPLE. Available at https://archive.org/details/apple-wmv

It takes a whimsical look at the Garden of Eden. My guess is that was made for the PBS show THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE around early 1972, but never aired.



One cartoon that did air on that show was ABRAHAM & ISAAC. It was written and directed by R. O. Blechman, and animated by Rod McCall.Pete Seeger performed the music. Blechman and Seeger are well-known. Rod McCall was an architect turned animator of SESAME STREET segments. He won numerous CLIO Awards, later writing and directing main-stream movies.

https://archive.org/details/abraham-isaac-1971


The last download is the STANDARD PRODUCTION REFERENCE created by Seymour Kneitel and Izzy Sparber at Fleischer Studios.

https://archive.org/details/standard-production-reference