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Desert Island Series...Women always have plenty to pack!!

Our intrepid Desert Island maven queries some women in animation about their top 10 picks for an island getaway.

Cecile Starr's top 9 picks if stranded on a desert island...

"I've been lucky enough to know all the mentioned animators in person except one (Morse), and to count one of them (Parker) among my close friends. Their films reflect a wide range of subjects and techniques--from abstract to sexual, from hand drawn to electronic. By and large each is one-of-a-kind, and each one sparkles even after many screenings. Some of the films reflect the femaleness of their creators, and some reflect the creativeness of females. I would be proud to have made any one of them."

Galatea (1935) silhouette cut-out animation by Lotte ReinigerNight On Bald Mountain (1933) Alexander Alexeieff and Claire ParkerDwightiana (1959) stop-motion with baubles and doodads, by Marie MenkeAbstronic (1952) by Mary Ellen ButeThe Owl Who Married The Goose (1974) sand animation by Caroline LeafImprovization (1977) video animation of dance Kei Takei, by Doris ChaseTub Film (1972) minimual line drawing by Mary BeamsCharleston Home Movie (1980) rotoscoping with feeling, by Deanne MorsePermanent Wave (1969) optical printing with passion, by Anita Thacher

Aleksandra Korejwo's top 10 picks if stranded on a desert island...

"I think salt corresponds with sand from the desert as well."

Alice in Wonderland by Walt DisneyOne film from the Nick Park collection--Just for laughingOne film from Faith Hubley collection--It is the colored music for my eyesThe Subject of the Picture by George Schwitzgebel--To remember good paintingIn the Time of Angels by David Anderson--For my romantic soulAdagio Cantabilo by Tomaso AlbinioniDivertimento KV13 Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe Flight of the Bumble Bee by Nikolai Rimski-KorsakoThe Swan --For contemplationHallelujah --For joy

Linda Simensky's 10 picks if stranded on a desert island...

"If I were packing films for a desert island, I'd probably have to figure out a way to sneak an extra 50 films to the island. I'd also want a healthy dose of the work of independent women filmmakers, including Sally Cruikshank, Joanna Priestley, Michaela Pavlatova, Jane Aaron and Allison Snowden".

The Cat Came Back by Cordell BarkerScrewy Truant by Tex AveryBroken Down Film by Osamu TezukaThe Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin by Janet PerlmanDuck Amuck by Chuck JonesHair-Raising Hare by Chuck Jones (or any other of about 25 Bugs Bunny cartoons)Drawn From Memory by Paul FierlingerLava Lava by Federico VitaleDay-O by Susan BrandPictures from Memory by Nedjeljko Dragic

And finally, my top 10 picks if stranded on a desert island--including plenty of sunscreen and (Snapple) mango iced tea...

Fantasia by Walt DisneyPink Floyd The Wall by Roger Waters, Gerald Scarfe and Alan ParkerThe Lady and the Tramp by Walt DisneyThe entire works of Aardman AnimationsAnything Max & Dave Fleischer ever made, especially the bouncing ball Sing-A-Longs with Ethel MermanGirls Night Out by Joanna QuinnChitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ken Hughes (United Artists)The Beany and Cecil Show animated series by Bob ClampettRudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Rankin-Bass StudiosHow the Grinch Stole Christmas by Chuck Jones

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