(I hope I did this right, I probably didn't. The original creator of the page missed out a lot of info and sources, and also added the wrong year.)
m (MisterJim moved page Black Pudding (1971 Pornographic Animated Short) to Black Pudding (1969 Pornographic Animated Short): Correct date according most reliable source available.)

Revision as of 15:25, August 27, 2013


Mention of the film in Canadian Film and Video: A Bibliography and Guide to the Literature.

During the 1970s, a flurry of adult-oriented animation hit the world. Films like Ralph Bakshi's Fritz the Cat and Heavy Traffic became box-office smashes. However, animators took it one extreme step further and made what is basically animated pornography, many of which were produced in Europe. Some of these (such as Schwanzel and Gretel and Odysseus und die Konigin Von Pornos) have acquired cult followings in recent years due to their subversive content, while others (such as the more obscure shorts contained in the Dirty Little Adult Cartoons series) have been largely forgotten, but still exist.

However, artist Nancy Edell's 1969 effort, Black Puddingis nowhere to be found. It's said to be an artistic animated short with strong sexual imagery but, other from that, little to no info on it exists.

The BFI entry reveals that the film originated in Britain and involved the "[a]nimated life-cycle of grotesque figures stressing the physical basis of life" as well as "a group of surreal beings take a startling journey through the immer recesses of an enormous nude female". The page also sheds light on more of the crew whom worked on the film. [1]

As well as that, the Canadian film magazine "Cinema Canada" did an interview with Edell, included in it's February 1976 edition. In the interview she talks about the film's apparent success at film festivals and her inspiration from the pudding itself. [2]


  1. British Film Industry page entry
  2. Cinema Canada's "Of Black Pudding and Pink Ladies" article, PDF
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