9.23.2009

The Art of the Film Title

At last year's SF International Animation Festival, I caught a showing of PLAY: The Art of the Animated Film Title by Design Films. It was a series of film title sequences from the 1950s to the present, designed by the likes of Saul Bass, Maurice Binder, Jakob Trollbäck & Co. and many more. I've been holding on to the program for almost a year now, with the intention of looking up the films again. So I've decided to list them here for you along with clips of the sequences found on YouTube or links to where you can watch them elsewhere online.

The Programme

The Man With The Golden Arm (1955) Saul Bass with Pacific Art and Title


The Seven Year Itch (1955) Saul Bass with Pacific Art and Title


Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) Saul Bass with Animation, Inc., and Shamus Culhane Productions


Damn Yankees (1958) Maurice Binder

The Pink Panther (1963) Friz Freleng; DePatie-Freleng


Charade (1963) Maurice Binder


Arabesque (1966) Maurice Binder


On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) Wayne Fitzgerald (CUT TO 1:50)


How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) Art Clokey

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) Richard Williams


Every Home Should Have One (1970) Richard Williams

Max Dugan Returns (1983) Wayne Fitzgerald and Bob Kurtz


The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
(1998) Robert Dawson and Aleksandra Korejwo


Monsoon Wedding (2001) Jakob Trollback with Jasmin Jodry and Laura Ljungkvist; Trollback and Company


Ça Se Soigne? (Is It Treatable?) (2008) Olivier Marquezy and Stephanie Lelong;

Monsters, Inc (2001) Susan Bradley


Catch Me If You Can (2002) Olivier Kuntzel and Florence Deygas for Nexus Productions



Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
(2004) Jamie Caliri, Todd Hemker and Benjamin Goldman


Juno (2007) Gareth Smith and Jenny Lee; Shadowplay Studios