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What is art?

from the documentary Art (PG)

Everyone sees art in different ways.

‘The city of tomorrow’

from the advertisement Bushells Tea Advertisement: The World of the Future (G)

This animated colour cinema advertisement for Bushells tea starts with a map of the world and a voice-over that invites the viewer to 'the world of the future’. International travel is shown using fast planes …

‘A knockout for German trade’

from the newsreel Cartoons of the Moment – Australia's Prime Minister Delights the Empire (G)

This animated clip begins with a profile sketch of wartime Prime Minister Billy Hughes wearing a hat. Cut-out animation is used to lift the hat off Hughes’s head as an accompanying caption reads ‘what …

The First World War in cartoons

from the newsreel Cartoons of the Moment – Crown Prince of Death (G)

This clip begins with cartoonist Harry Julius walking into his office reading a newspaper. Some of his cartoons are visible around his desk. Julius puts the newspaper down and begins to draw. This is followed …

The evolution of the skirt

from the newsreel Cartoons of the Moment – German Dove of Peace (G)

This animated clip begins with a white outline, gradually drawn in by the hand of the artist to show a woman dressed in 19th-century costume. A caption says ‘since the Colonial days, skirts have gradually …

The Rushin bear and flying Turk

from the newsreel Cartoons of the Moment – German Dove of Peace (G)

A large bear (representing the Russian forces) carrying a bayonet is accompanied by the caption: ‘I’m out to give Mr Turk a bad time’. In a boat landed nearby, the hand of the artist …

Allied apparel

from the newsreel Cartoons of the Moment – Miss Australasia (G)

This clip begins with the animated title Cartoons of the Moment, then shows political cartoonist Harry Julius sitting at his desk reading a newspaper. He puts the newspaper down and begins to sketch. This cuts …

National service

from the newsreel Cartoons of the Moment – Miss Australasia (G)

This clip begins with text outlining Colonel Cameron’s suggestion on returning from the Dardanelles that Australia should introduce compulsory national service. A white outline of Australia and New Zealand is turned sideways to form …

The Hun’s Xmas wail

from the newsreel Cartoons of the Moment – The Berlin Lokal Anzeiger (G)

This clip begins with the Cartoons of the Moment title card featuring a kangaroo and lion. Cartoonist Harry Julius is shown sketching at his notepad against an ocean background. A headline from the Berlin ??Lokal …

Economy in Germany

from the newsreel Cartoons of the Moment – The Economy in Germany (G)

This clip begins with the title card Cartoons of the Moment followed by a scene of cartoonist Harry Julius sketching at an easel. A group of children run up to him and watch as he …

The Kaiser War

from the newsreel Cartoons of the Moment – The Kaiser War (G)

This clip begins with a cartoon of Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II surrounded by skulls. A caption illustrates the Kaiser’s thoughts, saying that while he wished to fight in the trenches, the almighty ‘willed …

The war zoo

from the newsreel Cartoons of the Moment – The War Zoo (G)

This clip begins with the hand of the artist (Harry Julius) drawing seven animals including a bear, bulldog, turkey and daschund, which surround a title card ‘the war zoo’. Three of the animals are introduced …

Willie’s song

from the sponsored film Commonwealth Bank – Willie Wombat: Waste Not Want Not (G)

Willie lounges and plays while the other animals, showing foresight, collect and deposit food (or in the case of the dog, signposts) in the bank.

Nail biting, crime fighting ACTION!

from the television program The Fairytale Police Department – Black Day for Snow White (G)

This is the series theme song from the opening of the episode. It establishes the setting, characters and backstory of the crime wave in Fairytale land which necessitated the arrival of the two outside world …

What’s so important about an apple?

from the television program The Fairytale Police Department – Black Day for Snow White (G)

The Evil Queen reports a crime. Someone has stolen the poisoned apple she gave to Snow White and she wants it found. Detective Johnny Legend wants to throw her in the ‘slammer’ but the Chief …

Meet the Squander Bug

from the advertisement First Victory Home Loan: Squander Bug (G)

This animated propaganda film from 1945 was used to persuade Australians to invest their savings in the national war chest. The Squander Bug, complete with a large stomach covered in swastikas, is told by Hitler …

She’s back!

from the television program Li'l Elvis and the Truckstoppers – Caught in a Trap (G)

Elvis (Stig Wemyss) and Lionel (Kylie Belling) are riding their scoot-boards in the desert when a big road truck appears. It’s Janet Rig (Marg Downey) and her trucker mum. Li’l Elvis’s greatest …

A black rose

from the documentary Loved Up – Endangered (PG)

Animated sequence of a funeral. The interview subject tells of the death of the father of her first child as a consequence of the loss of a role in society.

‘He’s not real … he’s typing!’

from the television program Noah and Saskia – Tomorrow Never Knows (G)

Babbling with excitement, Saskia (Hannah Greenwood) tries to explain Max Hammer (Cameron Nugent) to Renee (Emily Wheaton). Saskia is overwhelmed by the gorgeous Max, but who is he really, and where is he?

Costs and profits – how price grows

from the documentary Prices and the People (G)

With the aid of cartoons, an argument is made which illustrates the chain of supply for manufacture and the associated costs. Manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer each take their own profits before passing on the inflated …

Beware

from the television program The Silver Brumby – Friends of the High Country (G)

Thowra (John Higginson) tries to convince the colts of the danger from the men but the recalcitrant Arrow (Rhys Muldoon) won’t listen. Instead he leads two young colts into terrible danger. Arrow escapes and …

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