Take the 2-minute tour ×
Movies & TV Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for movie and tv enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm desperately searching for an old cartoon I saw when I was a little child. unfortunately I don't remember all the details, rather the strange feeling it evoked in me. Here is a keyword like sketch of my memory/association with it:

surrealistic black and white cartoon, utopian atmosphere, machines develop own's life, dark mood, flying typewriters or sewing machines, machine which spills a lot of oil, some kind of engines.

I remember that this "machines" started to fly and making a disturbing roaring sound. based on my biased (now adult) reconstruction I would say that the motif of this flick tried to capture a deep angst that came along with more and more industrialisation, but that could also be utterly wrong. (but looking at the images I get back when searching for "industrialization" capture this feeling pretty well)

Without limiting the suggestions I would date it in a range of 1920-1940. I searched several hours on youtube and similar sites, no result. I know that my description is very vague but I don't have more info and I just hope that this keywords trigger some associations of movies/cartoon where one of them might be the one I search for.

Edit: born in 1987, I guess I was 6-10 when I saw it.

share|improve this question
oh goodness, I'm looking for the exact same thing! I assume it must be, I just have vague memory of it from when I was reallllyyyy young and I can't find anything that matches, only this post! –  user2057 Sep 16 '12 at 15:36
then lets hope somewhere somebody knows what we are searching for or at least can give a hint ;) –  vare Sep 17 '12 at 22:11
Hmm… I remember seeing this on TV when I was young, but I don't think it's as old as you think. –  ghoppe Sep 17 '12 at 22:41

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Just in case someone else was actually following this, I found it! :)

The World of Machines

You can see its actually way more recent (80's) then I estimated, but the style is quite unique with he collage-like scenes in between.

Anyway, I am really happy I found it and thanks for your help.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.