Kick Me


Dir. Robert Swarthe, 35mm Color Sound 00:09:00

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A dazzling fantasia of stylized animation, beginning with a stick-figure pair of legs kicking a ball around. Before too much time passes, the ball morphs into other round objects, including a few hundred spiders! The tides turn in the legs' favor at the end, though, and the film ends as it began. The musical score is based on a rigidly metronomic beat- one beat per kick. As the cartoon progresses, the beat goes into various subdivisions, such as 8th notes, 16th notes, etc.

[Source: The Big Cartoon Database]