* ARTWORK: LIMITED EDITION AUTOGRAPHED PRINTS FROM YURI NORSTEIN's "Tales of Tales" and "Hedgehog in the Fog." Each print, made in Russia from the drawings Norstein used to develop his characters, is hand signed by Norstein. Most of the proceeds from sales will go to help finance the ongoing production of "Overcoat," Yuri Norstein's famous work in progress, which he began after completing "Tale of Tales" in 1978, and is based on a famous story by Nikolai Gogol. This is a very limited offer, with the print value at $100.00. We only have 15 copies available of each print, so don't miss out!
Also available in the AWN store, an extraordinary collection of Russia's most important animated short films, with films by Russia's world renowned directors, winners of the top prizes at every major film and animation festival.This collection includes seven individual tapes, or in 3- or 7-tape packages.
* BOOK: RAOUL SERVAIS, A PAINTER-FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY.Raoul Servais is a pioneering Belgian animator who has broken new ground in animation with personal triumphs ranging from "Chromophobia" (1st Prize, Venice 1966) to "Harpya" (Golden Palm Award, Cannes 1979) and 'Nachtvlinders (Nocturnal Butterflies)' (Annecy Grand Prize winner 1998). Written by Philippe Moins, this first monograph of Raoul Servais describes the making of his films, his first activities as a painter and illustrator, his co-operation with Magritte, his teaching years and his various artistic collaborations, but it mainly presents a critical analysis of his work. It ends with a text written by Jan Temmerman on the relationship between Servais and the city of Ghent, as well as Servais' entire filmography.
The works of Raoul Servais are also available on video with "Raoul Servais' Animation Collection," available in VHS PAL (European) format only. US$ 24.00 + s&h. Another AWN Store Exclusive.
Read more about this fascinating animator in "Raoul Servais, An Interview," by Philippe Moins, published in the August 1996 issue of Animation World Magazine.