The Isle of Joy (1973)


Shapes and stars, fish and boats swim, fly and sail across the screen to the music of Claude Debussy (“L’isle Joyeuse”). Paperdoll people change into birds and back again dancing, piping, running, flying. Based on the collages and line drawings of Henri Matisse.

Director: Marshall Izen.


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  1. Patrick Trimble
    March 9, 2023

    Enchanted little animation piece whichh feels like a perfect fusion of classical music (Debussy) and visual (Matisse) arts brought together in a magical crrative sense of both arts. It truly is joyous!

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