EPFC | May 4th, 2015

guest curator: Ben Popp

For the month of May, my theme is Psychedelic Animation!!! While this type of animation can range between trippy hypnotic and zany and wild, I am choosing the later for the films to post. And first up is the brilliant and wonderful Sally Cruikshank!! While having made works for Sesame Street the Children’s Television Workshop, it is her short series staring Quasi the “duck” and Annita that really made her an independent and experimental animator. Sally’s animations have such lush and vibrant colors that morph from one scene into the other with an ease of a Sunday breeze. All the while her characters have tasted the kool aid so to speak and have left behind the pre-adolescent realm of children’s cartoons and entered the world of sex, drugs and rock n roll! Sally is a true pioneer of programs such as Liquid Television and Adult Swim which host an array of strange cartoons meant not just for the kiddies! In her film “Make Me Psychic” from 1978, Annita scores a contraption which gives her the powers to make anything happen and of course takes it to a party! Who Wouldn’t do that?! You can get a dvd of Sally Cruikshank’s works by going to but first enjoy Make Me Psychic !