God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist. During a plague, Faust despairs and burns his books after failing to stop death; Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, first with insight into treating the plague…
In 1919, Ko-Ko the Clown first emerged from the inkwell to grapple with his creator, Max Fleischer. Combining live action with animation, this highly imaginative series of 130 films inspired Walt Disney’s Alice comedies, among others.
After Siegfried’s death, Kriemhild—sister of King Gunther—is consumed by hatred and an unquenchable thirst for vengeance. Enlisting the aid of Attila the Hun and his marauding legions, she intends to tear apart her brother’s kingdom until Siegfried’s murderer is handed over to her.
In this animated film, three shadow puppets hilariously narrate the Hindu epic “The Ramayana” and its story of the goddess Sita separated from her lord and husband Rama, along with animator Nina Paley’s own tale of being dumped by email when her husband moves to India.