The Banana Bender – Arik Einstein (1977)

2 Oct

In 1977 the Arnei Lipsei and Dudu Shalita from the Ein Gedi studios in Israel created this rare video for the classic 1968 song “Mekofef Habananot” (The Banana Bender) by Israeli singer Arik Einstein. The topic of the song is a mysterious creature that lives in the trees and that is responsible for bending bananas and giving them their curved shape, as well as adding cracks and holes to the various fruits and vegetables.

This was the first colored animation video produced in Israel, and the style reminds one of classic 1970s psychedelic animation. Hope you enjoy it.

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