Animation World Magazine, Issue 3.1, April 1998

Everywhere But On a Desert Island...

compiled by Wendy Jackson

This month we scoured the globe for animation studios in unexpected locations. While we didn't find any animators on desert islands, we did find people at animation studios in Bandung, Indonesia, Halifax, Canada and the Brazilian rainforest who were willing to share with us what films they would want if they were stranded on one. Marius Mamora is studio manager and a clean-up artist at Red Rocket Animation in Bandung, Indonesia. The studio recently completed a program opening for MTV Land and bumper animation for SCTV. Steff Adair is president of Adner Animation Productions Inc. in Halifax, Canada. The studio has created a series of animated shorts called Politoons, and an animated sequence in the feature film, The Real Howard Spitz, as well as opening titles for the Atlantic Film Festival. Wilson Lazaretti teaches animation to indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest with the São Paulo, Brazil-based, Núcleo de Cinema de Animação de Campinas. He has also created the independent animated films Who Knows About My Love? and Coffee Drinkers are Better Lovers.

Marius Mamora's Favorites:
1. Akira by Katsuhiro Otamo.
2. Ghost in the Shell by Mamoru Oshi.
3. Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force by Hiroyuki Sadamoto.
4. Porco Rosso by Hayao Miyazaki.
5. The Lion King (Disney).
6. My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki.
7. Tummy Trouble by Steven Spielberg.
8. Screwball Squirrel by Tex Avery.
9. Dead of Fire Flies (Studio Ghibli).
10 Ponpoco by Isao Takahata.

Steff Adair's Selections:
1. Fantasia (Disney).
2. The Box by Co Hoedeman.
3. The Wrong Trousers (Aardman).
4. Ren and Stimpy (Nickelodeon).
5. The Family Dog special by Steven Spielberg.
6. The Big Snit by Richard Condie.
7. Strings by Wendy Tilby.
8. Geri's Game (Pixar).
9. The Simpsons (Twentieth Century Fox/Film Roman).
10. Looney Toons (Warner Bros.).

Wilson Lazaretti's Top Ten:
1. The Monk and the Fish by Michael Dudok de Wit.
2. Amazonic Symphony by Anerio Lattini.
3. His Comedy by Paul Bush.
4. Creature Comforts by Nick Park (Aardman).
5. Next by Barry Purves.
6. Grey Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood by Garri Bardin.
7. Fado Lusitano by Abi Feijó.
8. Skaska Skazok by Yuri Norstein.
9. The Man Who Planted Trees by Frédéric Back.
10. The Ride to the Abyss by Georges Schwizgebel.

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