By Joe Scarry, originally posted on Scarry Thoughts
I’m breathless over the short animation from 1964 called “The Hat.”
|“I … must … have … my … HAT!”|
It’s a pitch-perfect antiwar tale — timeless. You can read about it on the Michael Sporn Animation blog, and watch it in two parts on Youtube. I don’t know what part of “The Hat” I like best: the totally convincing dialogue (spoken by Dizzy Gillespie and Dudley Moore)? the original soundtrack they created? the mythic arc of the story? the exquisite drawings?
“The Hat” – Part 1
Where are we going to get more of this kind of work to power the movement to abolish war?