Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki might be the biggest names in big-screen animation, but they're really just the tip of the iceberg. If you're eager to delve beyond the usual suspects, the Gallery of Modern Art has just the program for you — three weeks dedicated to the Golden Age of Czech Animation.
Between September 7–30, GOMA's Australian Cinematheque is highlighting the work of Czech animators Hermína Týrlová, Jiří Trnka and Karel Zeman. Týrlová has been called the mother of the country's animation, Trnka was dubbed 'Disney of the East' and Zeman was labelled the 'Czech Méliès', which speaks volumes about their respective work and impact.
In free sessions, Brisbanites can watch Zeman combine live action and animation in the dinosaur delight Journey to the Beginning of Time, catch Trnka's puppet-filled take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and see how Týrlová worked her magic with rags, yarn and wooden toys. The list goes on, with sessions playing on Wednesday and Friday evenings, plus Saturday and Sunday during the day, until the end of the season.