Le Merle (the Blackbird) is a cutout animation directed in 1958 by cinematic innovator Norman McLaren. Based on a French-Canadian folksong, the story tells of a bird who loses a beak, a neck, eyes, wings, legs, etc, a...
Clear the floor for dancing because it’s not containable at 1m55s… Tina Turner covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary on live Italian TV in 1971.
Ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and tendons all need our skeletons. And so do we! It’s Schoolhouse Rock's Them Not-So-Dry Bones (1979).
Shugo Tokumaru’s Katachi, a stop motion, papercraft adventure directed by Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski. Katachi means shape or form in Japanese. Thanks, Laura.
Dogs try to get dry in SHAKE, a slow motion vid based on the photography of Carli Davidson.
Classic Sesame Street time: That’s about the size.
Paper Plane, a song by Massimo Giangrande. Video directed and animated by Gianluca Maruotti, and illustrated by Felicita Sala. Next, watch this lovely behind the scenes video about how they put it all together:
Lobby Music, a song by Jim Guthrie with animation by Nicolas Ménard, who we’ve featured before.
From filmmaker Virgilio Villoresi, Una Giornata Perfetta (A Perfect Day), a stop-motion and rotoscope-driven music video for Italian singer/songwriter Vinicio Capossela. Though it was animated in 2009 by Vi...
Don’t You Worry Child for 5 Cellos, a pop song cover by String Theory, Columbia University’s premiere cello ensemble. There are more cellos playing in the archives.
One of the many classic scenes in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the brilliant Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh.Follow it up with these two: Gene Kelly singin’ and dancin’ in the rain, an...
Read, click, watch, learn, sing along! It’s Schoolhouse Rock's Verb: That’s What’s Happening (1974).
Multimedia artist Andy Fillebrown creates visualizations of classical, public domain musical compositions. His YouTube channel, audiosculptures, is filled with 100+ spellbinding journeys th...
Kermit the Frog and Steve Martin are in a heated rivalry as they perform Dueling Banjos. If/when this video link stops working, you can find the official Funny or Die vid here!
Fred Astaire plays (and dances to) Nice Work If You Can Get It in an iconic scene from 1937’s A Damsel in Distress. This was shot in one continuous take. There are more classics and dancing in the archives. Th...
Released in 2009, Ghostly International and director Britta Johnson present Lusine's Two Dots.
Twelve minutes of blasting brass funk: NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts presents three songs from No BS! Brass Band.
Louis Armstrong performs Basin Street Blues and Reveille on television in the 1950s.