Not for Profit Fanfilm Projects|
All copyrights belong to their original owners. These are not for profit fanfilm projects done on the internet. No money has been made from these projects, and they will never be distributed in stores or shown anywhere except the internet.
The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut
Trailer | Youtube Archive | Blog (by the animators) | Message Board
An unofficial, not for profit restoration - for the first time ever, enjoy the original version of this lost animation classic, written and directed by three-time Academy Award winning animator Richard Williams (animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit). Nearly 30 years in the making, a labor of love by a team of animation greats, this was to be the masterpiece of Williams career, perhaps the most ambitious independent animated film ever conceived. The film was the inspiration for Disney's film Aladdin, which proved to be its undoing. After over two decades of work, the film was taken away from Williams when he couldnt meet his deadline. It was eventually bought by Disney, in recut and destroyed form.
It has never been seen the way it was intended to be seen ... until now. Based on Williams' original workprint, missing scenes have been restored using storyboards and unfinished animation. Restored to its true form, this lost classic has finally been found - for you at home. Watch it at Youtube and Google Video, and join the discussion at our message board. Not sold anywhere. It is available for free on the internet, so anyone can enjoy it. Have a look round for it online, to see where people are sharing it. This material is extremely rare, and has not been sold commercially elsewhere, so I've collected it here.
The Story: It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens, and in the depths of the emerald seas, and upon every grain of sand in the vast deserts, that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream, of an inward and invisible reality ... Once upon a time there was a golden city. In the centre of the golden city, atop the tallest minaret, were three golden balls. The ancients had prophesied that if the three golden balls were ever taken away, harmony would yield to discord, and the city would fall to destruction and death. But... the mystics had also foretold that the city might be saved by the simplest soul with the smallest and simplest of things. In the city there dwelt a lowly shoemaker, who was known as Tack the Cobbler. Also in the city... existed a Thief, who shall be ... nameless.
ANIMATION AMONG THE MOST GLORIOUS AND LIVELY EVER CREATED! - The New York Times
WhoSprites: The Lost Doctor Who Animation Project
Trailer | Youtube Playlist | Website
There are 108 missing episodes of classic British sci-fi series Doctor Who - episodes aired in the 1960s where only the soundtrack now survives. In late 2007, I decided to animate some of them. The character designs are strikingly realistic and detailed, and true to the look of the original actors and episodes.
The WhoSprites project got a great deal of attention, and was featured in The Guardian newspaper, SFX Magazine, the WIRED Magazine Blog, and screened publicly by the Kaleidoscope Organization and at the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles. The surviving second Doctor companions have expressed their approval - and my artwork has been featured at the official websites of Deborah Watling and Anneke Wills.
For more information, visit our Animation page.
Animated by Garrett Gilchrist. A not for profit internet project. No money will ever be made from these animations. Any characters referenced or shown are copyright their original creators and the BBC. Doctor Who is copyright the BBC.
Star Wars: Deleted Magic
Trailer | Youtube Playlist | Website
Deleted scenes. Alternate footage. A look behind the scenes at what didn't make it to the final cut of the Star Wars trilogy. One of the most popular and acclaimed things I ever did was this feature-length and very unofficial documentary from 2005 about the deleted scenes from the first Star Wars. Because it was made from copyrighted film clips, this film is not sold anywhere. It is available for free on the internet, so anyone can enjoy it. Have a look round for "Deleted Magic: Revisited" online. (The "Revisited" version was created in 2009.) I have deconstructed the film, putting deleted footage, behind the scenes footage, alternate sound and video, and notes on how the film came together in editing ... it's a completely different vision of the first Star Wars that will give you an idea as to what was cut out, and how the film was made and put together. It has been seen and greatly enjoyed by Garrick Hagon (who played Biggs Darklighter, and is heavily featured in this documentary). I've also given copies to Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Billy Dee Williams.
The Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures
Part One | Youtube Playlist | Neil Innes Website
An unofficial, not for profit 2-DVD collection. A free service to the fans with thanks to the people of the official Neil Innes website. The Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band are legends of British comedy and music from the 60s. Good friends to both Monty Python and the Beatles ... influenced by the latter and an influence on the former, their surreal brand of humor made 1920s jazz hip to a 60s audience.
Not sold anywhere. It is available for free on the internet, so anyone can enjoy it. Have a look round for it online, to see where people might be sharing it. This material is extremely rare, and has not been sold commercially elsewhere, so I've collected it here.
You may know them from their appearance in the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," as Vivian Stanshall performs "Death Cab For Cutie." You may know Neil Innes from singing "Brave Sir Robin" in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and "How Sweet to Be an Idiot" and a version of "I'm the Urban Spaceman" in Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Or even for his masterful faux-Beatles music in the Rutles film. You may have seen them on Do Not Adjust Your Set (a precursor to Monty Python).
This is the ultimate collection of Bonzo Dog Band performances. Their hilarious and wildly entertaining musical madness will entertain hipsters of any age. Youtube Playlist.
Starcrash: MST3K Style Commentary
Trailer | Youtube Playlist
I've provided my own comedic MST3K-style commentary for this amazing film from 1978 starring the luscious Caroline Munro and her minimalist wardrobe of leather space bikinis. With David Hasselhoff as a Jedi Prince, and Christopher Plummer as the golden-caped Emperor of the Universe. An Italian Star Wars ripoff of the most blatant and inept kind, filmed in English, from a French DVD.
Commentary in the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic. See sexy space smuggler Stella Star do battle with amazon women for no reason! See stop-motion special effects that look like they were done by Ray Harryhausen's blind retarded brother!
Caroline Munro is probably the only reason to watch this film, but it is an incredibly hilarious movie, the perfect late-70s Star Wars ripoff to watch while drunk. With a score by four time Academy Award winner John Barry (James Bond films), who clearly needed the money.
The creepy Marjoe Gortner plays Akton, who with his blonde perm and man-makeup looks like a hellish clone of Mork from Ork, or the Greatest American Hero. He apparently has all sorts of special powers which are never explained. There's also a green guy called Thor who no one likes, a cowboy robot who could be Darth Vader's redneck cousin, the hilariously evil Count Zarth Arn and his stop-motion robots who look sort of like Tinkertoy renditions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
David Hasselhoff, playing Prince Simon, doesn't show up til toward the end, but the Baywatch / Knight Rider star doesn't disappoint, first wearing a goofy gold mask, then showing his skills with a lightsaber (!) .... Like most of the men in this film, he also wears an incredible amount of eye makeup. There are also some stupid cavemen. I preferred the Amazon Girls myself. Oh, and an embarrassed, confused-looking Christopher Plummer, as the golden-caped Emperor of the Entire Universe, has the ability to stop time! Apparently. His performance is wonderfully vague.
Will the babelicious Stella Starr and redneck robot Elle defeat whatever they're supposed to be defeating? Who knows? Who cares?
Directed by Luigi Cozzi. With Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff. Commentary by Garrett Gilchrist.
Yor, the Hunter from the Future: MST3K Style Commentary
Clip One | Clip 2
My comedic MST3K-style commentary on this very funny film starring Reb Brown (of MST3K's Space Mutiny and the 70s Captain America) as a very blonde, very stupid caveman who fights both dinosaurs with an axe and robots with a laser gun. He wanders around aimlessly and every single civilization he comes across, he destroys completely, with fire and with flooding. Exterminating anyone different than him? This is like Adolf Hitler's wet dream. He is accompanied by the jealous, spiteful Kallah, who has some crazy 80s hair going on, and attempts to kill anyone else who hits on Yor. There's also Pag, an old man who loves his hemp. There are evil blue cavemen, who are not the Smurfs. And the ridiculous villain The Overlord, who probably likes to play Dungeons and Dragons. He commands an army of puppets, which might make him Jim Henson. Then there are the future people, who dress kinda like Santa's Elves. By the end of it, our hero has killed everyone who isn't him and doomed the entire future of humanity, as his epic 80s Queen-like theme song plays! Yor! Hunter from the Future!
Commentary by Garrett Gilchrist. In the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic. Available as an Iriff at Rifftrax.com, and via torrent at The Pirate Bay.
Directed by Anthony M. Dawson [Antonio Margheriti], Produced by Michele Marsala, Written by Ray Collins and Juan Zanotto (graphic novel "Henga, el cazador"), Robert D. Bailey and Anthony M. Dawson (screenplay)
Starring Reb Brown, Corinne Clery, John Steiner, Carole AndrČ, Luciano Pigozzi, Ayshe Gul
Supermarket of Horror
An unofficial fan-sequel script to Sam Raimi's "Army of Darkness" I wrote for fun at the very beginning of college, in 2000 or so. With apologies to Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Renaissance Pictures.
Monty Python's PythoNET - A website
PythoNET Youtube Channel
Founded in 1996, this was for many years the #1 Monty Python fansite on the web. Taking a look at lesser known Python projects that had never been discussed at length on the web before, it garnered approval from the official Monty Python website. It hasn't been updated much in years, but it's still a great source of info and enjoyment for any fan of the all-time-great British sketch comedy team. We now have a PythoNET Youtube Channel featuring many rare clips.