How the Monty Python animations were done

Those of us who are Monty Python fans know that the animations by Terry Gilliam look really cheesy and low budget. No one would mistake them for productions by Disney or Pixar.

In this video, he shows how he did them and it turns out that they really are as low budget as they look.


  1. Tony Sidaway says

    I was about 13 when I first saw a Monty Python animation by Terry Gilliam. It gave the group a unique visual style, and connected it in my mind to previous children’s shows that Gilliam had evolved this look, in particular _Do Not Adjust Your Set._

    They were innovative and stunningly effective. And dirt cheap.

  2. smrnda says

    I always loved Gilliam’s animations, and though I’m no pro I’ve kept doing art myself and have always felt inclined to stick to low-tech methods, mostly since they have such distinctive style. Modern “animation” is just way too clean and overproduced.

  3. Jager2 says

    Ah, Mr. Gilliam–one of my personal favorites. I think he may have played a large role in inspiring the creators of South Park, actually.

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