Survey of Animation
16 November 2012
He got his start at animation in LA where he created his animated short Bambi Meets Godzilla in 1969. This was the first of his animation I was exposed to. As you can guess from the title it’s by no means a drama. It’s a perfect example of how structure and timing are critical to an animated film,regardless of length. That’s why,even though the artwork is rather average, it’s held in such high regard. It sets up the gag and delivers the payoff perfectly and still manages to cop a snoot at superfluous film credits and the whole ‘auteur’ sensibility.Look up any tome on animation, it’s there. He did a lot of television commercial work, including animated advertisements for Sesame Street. Today Marv continues to work at International Rocketship and also teaches in the classical animation department at the Vancouver Film School.
His animating style is very plain but it always seems to deliver the message within it. Marv was also into directing other commercials for other companies like MTV, Nickelodeon, and other 80’s TV shows. They all consisted of either being very abstract with its art form and animating style or have very interesting composure in colors. Its was kinda like watching all of those old 90’s cartoons like “Doug”, having it sort of style.
Newland Marv, globalmechanic.org/people/marv_newland, Website.
Newland Marv, http://www.inkstuds.org/?p=317, Website.
Newland Marv, blog.vfs.com/tag/marv-newland/, Website.