Category:
Fantasy

The Egg



Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 30, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Fantasy, Stop-motion Animation, 1970s, North America

Lou Bunin’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND





It's harder to be more surreal than the original, but this mixed live-actor stop-motion version by Lou Bunin tries hard.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 24, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Surrealism, Books, Fantasy, Stop-motion Animation, 1940s

Happy



Wikipedia article here.

Another, lesser-known, candidate for "Worst TV Show Ever." As a critic said at the time:

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Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 17, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Television, Babies and Toddlers, Fantasy, 1960s

Pinocchio In Africa





Not expecting Disney to film this sequel any time soon.

Full text here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 28, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Puppets and Automatons, Racism, Fantasy, 1910s, Africa, Europe

Blood is Money



Man, those are some weird-ass non-Western horror/fantasy tropes from Nollywood.

Caution: lots of fake gore and quick glimpse of the butts of naked corpses.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 20, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Horror, Scary Criminals, Surrealism, Foreign Customs, Fantasy, Africa

The Certainty of a Future Life In Mars

Did you know that when you die, your soul goes to a new life on Mars?

You can read all about it right here.

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Here's what happens when the new soul first arrives.

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Here's a little scholarly perspective.

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Source.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 24, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Death, Religion, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Space Travel, 1900s

Jasper and the Haunted House



What else but "Spooks Gooseberry Pie?"

Learn more here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 23, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, Fantasy, Stop-motion Animation, 1940s

Murad Cigarette Ads

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[Click either to enlarge]

Surely one of the most gorgeously over-the-top ad campaigns for any cigarette was the long-running series for Murad brand. What a realm of fantasy!

Read a small history of the brand and see a large gallery of images here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 12, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fantasy, Smoking and Tobacco, Middle East, Twentieth Century

Follies of the Madmen #208



Where to begin with this long ad? The surrealism of a Corvette on the Bonanza set? The notion that a sexy spy like Napolean Solo would drive a Corvair? The mashup of Bewitched with Bonanza characters, including the ultra-campy Agnes Moorehead? It's a commercial that just keeps on giving in the weirdness department.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 13, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Television, Surrealism, Crossovers and Mashups, Fantasy, 1960s, Time-travel, Cars

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