1. The Happy Prince

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    Long before Oscar Wilde became a literary celebrity for his most famous work—The Picture of Dorian Gray and plays like Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest—he was a bit of a reality star. Wilde traveled the UK and the United States (as portrayed by Stephen Fry here) as a representative of the popular philosophy of “aestheticism,” an urbane nineteenth-century movement against Victorian prudery and the dry moral calculus of utilitarianism and its associations with industrial culture. Aesthetes such as Wilde sought to elevate good taste and the pursuit of beauty alone as a guiding principle of art and life. Wilde expressed the ideas in several well-known epigrams, such as the wryly redundant, “In all unimportant matters, style, not sincerity, is the essential. In all important matters, style, not sincerity, is the essential.” Wilde was ridiculed for the many of the same reasons he was feted—his flamboyant public persona and devotion to aestheticism, which satirists caricatured as a kind of decadent navel-gazing. But careful readers of Wilde’s diverse canon of poetry, prose, and drama will know of his critical looks at solipsism and superficiality. Some of his best works as a moralist are his children’s stories, such as the 1888 book of fairy stories The Happy Prince and Other Tales. In the title story, a prince is transformed into a glittering statue on a pedestal high above a city, where residents look up to him as an example of human perfection. But the prince, we learn, spends his time weeping in compassion for the poverty and suffering he sees below him. Made in 1974 by Canadian company Potterton Productions, and featuring the voices of British actors Christopher Plummer and Glynis Johns, the animated short film above is a faithful rendering of Wilde’s story. (Source: Open Culture)

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    • skatedog-moco-reel1

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      a short showreel of stop motion and motion control projects we have either created or contributed to- also featuring the work of Kalpesh Patel (Special Delivery) and Kevin Francis- Lego Dinosaur animation for CSCMedia/Lego.

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      • Skatedog Films Ltd- Drawn Animation Showreel 2013

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        Some of the hand drawn animation Skatedog Films have produced- primarily Egyptian wildlife featured. Artist:Penny Layden Created traditionally with Pencil and Ink upon paper, scanned and animated.

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        • Debt of Life

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          It's a short film based on the story "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde, set in the near future, after fictitious events in Kaunas

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          • Skatedog films- John Horabin- Stop motion showreel 2010

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            A showreel of recent work created by John Horabin for Skatedog Films Limited - all content created by John Horabin for various projects 2009-2010.

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            • Virtual tour of Ryan Gander's "The Happy Prince"

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              • Ryan Gander interview

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                From "The Happy Prince" (http://publicartfund.org/ryangander).

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                • The happy prince and other tales by Oscar Wilde

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                  A project I made during Motion Graphics course we were asked to make titles for a book, I decides to make it about "The happy prince" it was one of my favorite stories when I was a child. The whone design is based on the ink drawings that was made at the beginning of the 19th century in Europe.

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