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1 PHILOSOPHER + 1 OBJECT + 1 MINUTE = 1 CARTOON

Episode n°1

« Crayon »
Tome 1: René Descartes
Tome 2: Friedrich Nietzsche

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«Stories of Philosophies, printed archive»


published by Nieves (Ch)


STATEMENT OF INTENT

Stories of Philosophy is an animated series featuring famous philosophers, both early and contemporary, as main characters.

Each episode is composed of two parts,
each of which presents a philosopher reacting to the presence of an object in the manner of his well-known philosophical vision.

Following the cartooning tradition and
in order to stick to what's essential, the black line drawings move accompanied by simple sound effects, in a white universe remini-
scent of a virgin page – a space where ideas take shape.

The intention is to create spiritual and delightful playlets with several levels
of depth and understanding; and provoke interest in the viewpoints of the world's
most famous philosophers – for viewers
of all ages.

FIRST CHARACTERS

Diogenes of Sinope, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sextus Empiricus,
René Descartes, Emil Cioran, Gottfried W. Leibniz,
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Plato, Jacques Derrida

FIRST EPISODES

Episode n°2

« Mirror »
Tome 1: Sextus Empiricus

« Mirror »
Tome 2: Diogenes of Sinope

Episode n°3

« Chair »
Tome 1: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

 

« Chair »
Tome 2: Platon

SPECIFICATIONS

12 x 2 minutes
Black and white
Ink + graphite drawings
Traditional + computer animation

AUTHORS

Damien Cuypers and Benoît François were both born in
a hospital... in France... in 1983... from «the Heights of Despair» they happily slalom between art, philosophy, cartoons...