Fred Crippen's place in animation lore is secure as the creator of the Cold War superhero sendup "Roger Ramjet", but that is just one highlight of an amazing career that stretches from UPA (United Productions of America) in the early-Fifties all the way through the films he produces today at his own studio Pantomime Pictures.

Crippen's work combines a sophisticated sense of design and humor with a spare style of animation that together form a wholly unique and personal cartoon vision. This tribute will look at animation produced over the course of Crippen's 50-year animation career and will include rare TV commercials and series, industrial projects and personal films.

 


"The Edifice" from Why Man Creates [1968]
 

Programme:
Thursday, September 23rd, 1:00 pm (Bytowne)
Sunday, September 26th, 3:00 pm (NAC Southam Hall)
Running time: 78:50 mins.

 

Pantomime Pictures Opening
Fred Crippen / Pantomime Pictures / USA / 0:45

 
Trees & Jamaica Daddy [1958]
Fred Crippen & Lew Keller
United Productions of America
USA / 6:50 
                     
 
 
Pantomime TV Commercials 
[ca. 1959-1980s]
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
10:00
      
 
Metropolis Per Diem [1961]
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
11:30
 
Sale of Manhattan [1961] 
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
4:55
 
 
Roger Ramjet "Comics" [1965] 
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
5:20
 
 
The Joey Jingle Show 
[early-1970s]
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
5:00
 
 
“The Edifice" from Why Man 
Creates [1968]
Fred Crippen & Saul Bass
Pantomime Pictures
USA
4:40
      
 
 
Oh Yeah [1969] 
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
1:00
 
 
Sesame Street Reel [ca. 1970s] 
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
7:00
 
   
100 Years of the Telephone 
[1976]
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
3:00
 
 
The Death Hour [1981]
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
4:45
 
   
Fluffy & Phil for PBS [1980s]
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
2:30
 
 
Limericks for the Playboy 
Channel [1980s]
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
1:30
   
 
 
Showbiz for HBO [1980s]
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
2:30
   
 
   
Small Talk for HBO [1980s]
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
3:20
   
 
 
Improving Communications 
[2004]
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
2:45
   
 
   
Pantomime Pictures Closing
Fred Crippen
Pantomime Pictures
USA
1:00