“Prologue” (2015)

This six-minute film from 2015 was directed by Richard Williams, best known for his animation work on “Who Killed Roger Rabbit?” It is intended to be the opening scene of a feature-length film based on Aristophanes’ play “Lysistrata.” “Prologue” took twelve years to make, as Williams hand drew each frame (over 6000 in total) on a single sheet of paper. It was nominated for an Oscar award for Best Animated Short Film in 2016.

Notably, this was not Williams’ first engagement with material from the ancient world — he also created the animated credits for the 1966 film, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”

More: https://www.cartoonbrew.com/interviews/interview-richard-williams-talks-oscar-bafta-nominated-short-prologue-131008.html


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