World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
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Heavy Metal / Heavy Metal


Heavy Metal / Heavy Metal

Gerald Potterton

Canada / 1981 / 86' 0''



A sweeping story of the battle of good against evil is told through an anthology of short animated films about a glowing green orb (Loc-Nar) that is the personification of ultimate evil in the universe. The film is divided into a series of vignettes dealing with science fiction themes. Writers and original art include famous artists such as Dan O'Bannon (writer of Dark Star, Alien, Dead and Buried, Total Recall), Richard Corben (Den, Fantagor, Blood Star), Juan Giménez (Time Paradox, Le Quatrième Pouvoir), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, BadTime Stories) and others. The segments are: Soft Landing, Grimandi, Harry Canyan, Den, Captain Sternn, B-17, So Beautiful, So Dangerous, Taarna.

Gerald Potterton

Gerald Potterton (1931) is a British/Canadian director, producer and animator. He is best known for directing the cult classic Heavy Metal and his animation work on Yellow Submarine. Potterton has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film: as director on the National Film Board of Canada animated shorts My Financial Career (1962) and Christmas Cracker (1963), and as producer for The Selfish Giant (1971). After working as an assistant animator in London, Potterton joined the NFB in 1954 where he directed both animated and live-action films. He collaborated with Harold Pinter on Pinter's People (1969) and Buster Keaton on The Railrodder (1965).




Gerald Potterton


Columbia Pictures Corporation, Guardian Trust Company, Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), Famous Players


Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum (Dan O'Bannon, Richard Corben, Juan Giménez, Angus McKie, Thomas Warkentin, Bernie Wrightson )


Elmer Bernstein