Now available in the AWN Store - Tooniversal Holiday Specials; An Exclusive Mati Kutt Video; Plus, The Ottawa 1999 Festival Catalogue....
- Tooniversal Holiday Specials!SPEED RACER VIDEO COLLECTION: one complete set of the original 52 classicSpeed Racer episodes on VHS tape, made from the master videos, on 31cassettes. Not all episodes have been released on video, so this is aunique opportunity. These tapes were created as a reference set, and do nothave "art covers" like regular video releases. The set also includesepisode one of "The New Adventures of Speed Racer" and an EntertainmentTonight story about Speed Racer, on 2 additional cassettes. A total of 33cassettes for $650.00, plus s/h. Also available, a rare collection of SPEEDRACER COMIC BOOKS: now out of print, issue numbers 1, 3-9, 14-19, 21-29,31, 32, 35-38, plus the 5th anniversary Collector's Edition. A total of 31comics. Price for the complete set: $310.00 plus s/h.
STAR BLAZERS VIDEO COLLECTION: one set of the first 6 tapes released on VHS video, with art covers: $100.00 plus s/h. Plus, four sets of ten comic books, issues 0 through 9 in a special album, are now available. Now out of print. $35.00 per set plus s/h.
ASTROBOY VIDEO COLLECTION: one set of the first 12 tapes released on video. A total of 24 episodes, in the original B&W, featuring the voice of Billie Lou Watt as Astroboy. VHS video collection with art covers: $200.00 plus s/h.
- CONTEMPORARY ESTONIAN ANIMATION, VOLUME 3: MATI KUTT. Lost in theshadows of Priit Parn is the work of Estonian animator, Mati Kutt. AlthoughKutt made "Labyrinth" in 1989, it was not until Estonian independence in1991 that he emerged as an important and provocative figure in theinternational animation scene. The uncertainty of Kutt's earlier filmsevolved in the post-independent period into a more confident body of workthat blends surrealism, ecology, and philosophy with a rich painterlystyle. Kutt's films, like most Estonian animations, are also very funny.They possess a sardonic, satirical edge that naturally evolves out ofthese portraits of the absurd in everyday life. The 58-minute videoincludes: "Labyrinth;" "Smoked Sprat Baked In The Sun;" "Little Lilly;" and"Underground" (1st Prize, Category A, 1998 Ottawa International AnimationFestival, Best Animation Film, 1998 Leipzig Festival). VHS NTSC availableworldwide for $29.95 plus s/h.
- The OTTAWA '99 OFFICIAL CATALOGUE is now available for sale. In addition to information about films in competition, the Ottawa '99 book features over 15 articles including: "Selling America: Post-War PropagandaCartoons" by Chris Robinson; "A Colossal Farewell" by Ben Waldman;"Complicated Pictures: George Griffin" by Chris Robinson; "AnimationGrooves: An Interview with Run Wrake" by Kelly Neall; "The Hard Cel: TheEvolution of the Canadian Commercial" by Karen Mazurkewich; "SuburbSurrealism: Studio Filmtecknarna" by Chris Robinson; "The Animation of MTV"by Kelly Neall; "A Jolt of Java Hi-Jinx: The Life and Art of Cuppa CoffeeAnimation" by Marc Glassman; "The Making of Bingo: Concepts and Techniques"by Chris Landreth; "Therapeutic Toons: Richard Condie" by Ben Waldman; and"Rene Jodoin: Philosopher Fonctionnaire" by Chris Robinson. Catalogue saleprice: $10.00 plus s/h.