Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mary and Max


When it comes to films, I'm always a couple of years behind and I just discovered Mary and Max
Have you seen it? It's a quirky, offbeat claymation film about friendship. 
I laughed and cried. I know you will too.

11 comments:

renilde said...

Ha great, didn't know this either, I love clay animations,thanks.

jodii said...

Yay! Mary and Max. This was on TV here in Australia a couple weeks ago. Excellent taste you have Golly!
:)

Marian Hertzog said...

Hey that was funny! Just saw your "cicada" on Etsy and loving your work and your blog!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you all for stopping by! Have a lovely evening!

Clair said...

I too saw this on telly in Australia the other week. It was sooo funny and lovely and sad all at once, a very special animation! I got here from your Spoonflower shop - MY GOODNESS, your designs are so wonderful!!! so glad i stumbled this way :)

holly aka golly said...

Thank you Clair! So glad you found me!

Floridagirl said...

The trailer was wonderful! I think it's amazing and wonderful when across the world I can find out about a film that was debuted in the state just above me. Thanks!

the Shiv said...

If you liked Mary and Max check out Adam Elliot's other film Harvie Krumpet. Sad! Beautiful! Genius!

holly aka golly said...

Ooh, thank you! I will add it to my netflix queue.

helicopter6 said...

It's a fabulous animation Holly. So glad you've discovered it. Adam is a lovely guy and a true independent when it comes to making films. He's recently published a book, The A-Z of Unfortunate Dogs - very delightful stuff. When I was in Poland I introduced a historical program which included Adam's student film 'Uncle'. This is one in a trilogy which have now become absolute classics. Mary & Max kept quite a few local animators in employment for a few months (a rare opporuntity), and the sets and characters were so SO wonderful. I often wonder why i never got into designing/making sets for animation. The sad thing (in our eyes) is that they made so much for the film that they just physically couldn't store it and resorted to throwing a lot out - ahhhh!!! I'm sure we could have housed some in our shrinking spare bedroom that is our office!

holly aka golly said...

Helen, Maybe they thought there was bad claymation joojoo - didn't the creators of Wallace and Gromit lose their entire collection in a fire? I remember reading something about it. Anyway, I can't wait to see more!