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The Wardrobe

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The Wardrobe

A fun minimalist cartoon with a delightfully absurd logic, from the director of Yellow Submarine

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1958 2 mins

Overview

Even IKEA don’t build them like this… This stripped back cartoon takes a delightfully absurdist approach to time and space. Is it a wardrobe, a stairwell, a doorway, or just a box? The Canadian George Dunning came to England to run a UK branch of the famed American UPA studio. When they shut up shop he stayed and set up TV Cartoons with John Coates, making commercials, off-beat art shorts like this, and in 1968 The Beatles’ animated feature Yellow Submarine.

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