A sweeping story of the battle of good against evil is told through an anthology of short animated films about a glowing green orb (the Loc-Nar) that is the personification of ultimate evil in the universe. Based loosely on the French magazine “Metal Hurlant” (“Heavy Metal”). –IMDb
Gerald Potterton (born March 8, 1931) is a British/Canadian director, producer and animator. He is best known for directing the cult classic Heavy Metal and his animation work on Yellow Submarine.
Potterton has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film: as director on the National Film Board of Canada animated shorts My Financial Career and Christmas Cracker, and as producer for The Selfish Giant.
Born in London, Potterton attended the Hammersmith Art School. He emigrated from England to live in Canada in 1955.
Potterton currently lives in Cowansville, Quebec, Canada, where he is still involved in the production of live and animated motion pictures. Inspired by Quebec’s pastoral Eastern Townships, he continues to paint landscapes and aviation subjects.
After working as an assistant animator in London, Potterton joined the NFB in 1954 where he directed both animated and live… read more
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An absolute masterwork of animation, adopting such a unique and acid-drenched animation style really brings these vignettes to life. The viewer is thrust into a universe, put at the whim of the Loc-Nar, and thrust into a series of newer universes, each one a little more violent, a little more psychedelic, a little more sexual, and a little more like the most amazing thing you've ever dreamed.
I'm not sure how to describe it. I think of it as the Easy Rider of the 80s. Essentially an endless series of geek, sexist tableaus of violence. And yet. The surrealism shines through, from the unbelievable World War II bomber segment to the final epic. Ultimately a significant work of animation, both morally vacant and absolutely exhilarating, acid and coke echoing through every frame. Some strange masterwork.