As an animation fan, particularly of the animated short, I have found a disappointing dearth of literature on the medium. Having loved the ‘1001’ series of books, I always hoped that maybe this rich source of filmmaking might be tapped into to produce a book collecting some of the essential animated shorts out there. Finally I thought ‘Well, no-one else is going to do it’ and decided to put together my own list. This is not meant to be a definitive list of the greatest animated shorts ever made but a list of 1001 animated shorts that, whether for historical significance, innovation, artistic excellence or just sheer entertainment value, demand to be seen by all fans of this underrated and exceptional medium.
SUMMARY: Shy Glen inadvertently unleashes a long repressed side of himself during a primal scream session. WHY IT’S HERE: Simon Cartwright’s BAFTA-nominated ‘Manoman’ is a superb, haunting, crude, hilarious and unique piece of work in which a shy man called Glen finds himself accompanying a miniature, naked version of himself on a citywide rampage of … More 1001. Manoman – Simon Cartwright