This amusing illustration is from a French copy of Reynard the Fox. It shows the scene where Reynart and Tybert the Cat are racing each other. The latter seems to be winning and is sticking out his tongue to spite the fox. What makes the scene even more hilarious is the pointing hand to the left of this scene, drawing attention to it. It appears out of nowhere, through a hole in the parchment. It seems to hurry the animals along.
Pic: Paris, BnF, Fr. MS 12584. Check out the entire manuscript, with more images, here.
Check out this amazing dystopian future music video directed by Miyazaki! It was made in 1995 as an effort to help him get over writer’s block during the production of Mononoke and was an important stepping stone to developing the studio’s melding of traditional and computer animation.
This premiered in front of Whisper of the Heart - can you imagine?
It is called On Your Mark!
Well this fuckin’ takes me back. I remember seeing this as a kid in the late ’90s and it set me down the dark path to become the huge nerd I am today.