We watched the Mr. Rogers documentary. Charming film. I never watched a single episode, but after watching the movie, I feel I missed something good.
But that’s not the question. Throughout the movie, there are recurring short pieces taken from a larger animated short. The film is about Daniel the tiger, and it is used to illuminate how Rogers felt about himself.
Where did this film come from? Was it original to the movie, or was it made for something else? It had the style of possibly late-70s animation.
The second question is technical. In the Daniel film, the shadows aren’t hard drawn, but were done in a pointillist style. The shadows look like film grain “dancing”. I can’t believe someone made all those dots by hand in every frame, but I guess it is possible. I would explain their random movement. Does anyone know how that style of animation is done?