The Art of Heavy Metal: Animation for the Eighties
René Walling · From fps #9 · November 2, 2006 | Twenty-five years ago, if you mentioned the words sex and animation in the same sentence, they would consistently be accompanied by the words Heavy Metal. Not the music genre, but the movie.

The Art of Heavy Metal: Animation for the Eighties
Directed by Carl Macek
New York Zoetrope, 1981
128 pages

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Mostly seen during midnight screenings in repertory film houses until its home video debut in the late 1990s, the film is a compilation of seven science fiction, fantasy and horror themed shorts tied together into a loose narrative. This cult classic contained more nudity (not to mention violence) than most audiences expected from animated films. Like many Disney films today, a book on the making of Heavy Metal was released, it is, however, less voluminous than most Hyperion Press books.

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