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Make Me Psychic: An absurd, comic animation short by Sally Cruikshank

This surrealistic animation from 1978 is a real feast for the eyes, so full of wonky weirdness you can not avoid being amazed. It’s a bit like seventies counter culture meets Betty Boop and Koko the clown in outer space. In fact Sally Cruikshank has admitted to being influenced by Fleischer Studios (who made Betty Boop) – but that said, she is a one of a kind genius – owing her success to a wildly creative imagination. In addition to making her own movies, Sally Cruikshank worked for many years producing short animations for Sesame Street. The inspiration for this film seems to be the flimsy world of healing, astrology and new age hocus-pocus.

2 responses

  1. Thanks for this lovely review- I am just DIGGING your Pinterest pins- wow going though every one. Cheers!

    February 3, 2014 at 3:24 am

    • Thank you so much Sally! Great to hear that my pins are being appreciated. I find pinterest to be a really useful resource for gathering and storing inpsiration for patterns & artwork etc. Oh, and well, I’m a bit of a collector type in real life as well:)

      February 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm

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