Ryan Larkin

31 Jul

Ryan Larkin (1943-2007) was a Canadian animator, who in 1969 was nominated for the Academy Award for is short psychedelic animation “Walking”. Three years later he released the acclaimed film “Street Music”,  again, a tripy colorful short film, hand drawn with no narrative, but with a  distinct and simple theme.

Soon after that, Larkin fell into severe drug abuse, alcoholism and homelessness. In 2002, another Canadian animator, Chris Landreth, Made this short film about him and won an Oscar for it.

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3 Responses to “Ryan Larkin”

  1. babasamas August 4, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Excellent post !
    Thanks for the discover !

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