Back in November I posted James Blagdenâ€™s awesome animation â€œDock Ellis & the LSD No Noâ€. The video had been produced by the New York based company No Mas. Recently, No Mas hasÂ teamed up with David Rathman to produce not only a set of prints based on the historic “Rumble in the Jungle” fight but this short animation entitled “Zaire”.
via No Mas:
“David Rathmans Zaire translates iconic moments from the Rumble in the Jungleâ€”the press conference, the rope-a-dope, Alis stunning knockout, delirious crowdsâ€”into a stirring black-and-blue toned watercolor time capsule.
Rumblevision: No Mas and Muhammad Ali Enterprises celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Rumble in the Jungle and Muhammad Ali’s stunning victory in Zaire. Original animated shorts by David Rathman, Jerome Lagarrigue and James Blagden debut 10/30/09. ”
For more info please visit No Mas.
On this week’s pick we bring you James Blagden’s animation “Dock Ellis & the LSD No No”. The short film chronicles Ellis’ infamous game where he pitched a no hitter while on LSD. Although the animation is entertaining, Ellis’ own account of the historic event is what really makes this video work.
via No Mas:
Sadly, the great Dock Ellis died last December at 63. A year before, radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel, had recorded an interview with Ellis in which the former Pirate right hander gave a moment by moment account of June 12, 1970, the day he no-hit the San Diego Padres. Alexander and Ilels original four minute piece appeared March 29, 2008 on NPRs Weekend America. When we stumbled across that piece this past June, Blagden and Isenberg were inspired to create a short animated film around the original audio.
For more information please chec out No Mas.
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