Volume 3: 1987-1993
International Animation Collaborations
Co-directed and Produced by David Ehrlich
(4 films totaling 26 minutes)
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.
Genghis Khan (1993 : 7'46") 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).