Animation by David Ehrlich

Volume 3: 1987-1993

 International Animation Collaborations

Co-directed and Produced by David Ehrlich

(4 films totaling 26 minutes)

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Academy Leader Variations (1987 : 6'00") Twenty animators from the U.S., Switzerland, Poland and China express their friendship and love of animation in a series of animated variations on the standard countdown. Co-directed by Jane Aaron, Skip Battaglia, David Ehrlich, Paul Giabicki, George Griffin, Al Jarnow, (US); Claude Luyet, George Schwizgebel, Daniel Suter, Martial Wannaz (Switzerland); Piotr Dumala, Krzysztof Kiwerski, Jerzy Kucia, Stanislaw Lenartowicz (Poland); A Da, Chang Guangxi, He Yumen, Hu Jinqing, Lin Wenxiao, Yan Dingxian (P.R. China). An ASIFA Presente Production.

Animated Self Portraits (1989 : 8'00")  Nineteen animators from  the U.S., Estonia, Japan, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia join together for a series of animated impressions of themselves. Co-directed by Sally Cruikshank, David Ehrlich, Candy Kugel, Bill Plympton, Maureen Selwood (USA); Mati Kutt, Priit Parn, Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer (Estonia, USSR); Borivoj Dovnikovic, Josko Marusic, Nikola Maydak, Dusan Vukotic (Yugoslavia) ; Jiri Barta, Pavel Koutsky, Jan Svankmajer (Czechoslovakia); Renzo Kinoshita, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Osamu Tezuka (Japan). An ASIFA Presente Production.

Dance of Nature (1991 : 3’49”) Co-directed by Ehrlich and Karin Sletten, the film traces elements of nature common to Ehrlich’s Vermont and Sletten’s native Norway.

Genghis Khan (1993 : 8'00") Animated in an authentic graphic style with period music, the film tells the story of  the first hunt of Genghis Khan as a small boy named Temujin. Directed by Miagmar Sodnompilin (Mongolia). Produced for Italtoons by David Ehrlich (USA).


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