“Boogie-Doodle” (1948) IMDb

Creators

Norman McLaren (director).

Categorization

Abstract short (3 minutes) with the sort of multilingual opening (including my native Swedish) that Ghibli would later employ for Porco Rosso (1992). Pen and ink directly onto film.

Subject

To begin with, a black two-dimensional heart chases an embossed blue dot as it bounces between two lines on a red field, accompanied by a merry piano.

Commentary

The three-dimensional effect adds character very nicely.

animation fiction moving picture