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Xiao Feng, Little Lily SwingMPEG-4 video


Title:Little Lily Swing MV
Author(s):Feng, Xiao
Subject(s):celluloid animation
public domain
derivative works
looney tunes
Abstract:The Re-Mix it Competition was held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019, celebrating the expansion of the public domain by encouraging students to create new, innovative works with items in the public domain. Submissions were judged on originality, sensory impact, and connection between the work and the public domain.

Author: Xiao Feng
Title: “Little Lily Swing MV”
Place: 4th

Description of how the work connects to the public domain, provided by the author:

The inspiration for my project is a video game called Cup Head, which is an indie game released in 2017. I love the graphic design and the soundtrack of the game so much. The art direction of celluloid animation and jazz music brought me back to childhood. To pay homage to this masterpiece, I create this music video and hopefully make people happy :). The background music genre is Acid Jazz, remixed by Tri-Tachyon. The cel animes are mostly produced between the 1930s to 1950s, therefore the footage is not high resolution and drops frame sometimes. However, the flaws are somehow aesthetically amusing. All the assets are downloaded from and

Citations of public domain works used:
Music: Tri-Tachyon. "Little Lily Swing."

Davis, Mannie. (1944) "Mighty Mouse: Wolf! Wolf!" Internet Archive. [Video]. Retrieved from mighty_mouse_wolf_wolf
Foster, John. (1932). "Tom and Jerry: Jolly Fish." Internet Archive. [Video]. Retrieved from
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Harman, Hugh. (1932). "Bosko at the Zoo." Internet Archive. [Video]. Retrieved from A_Bosko_Cartoon_Collection_1930-1932/06_Bosko_at_the_Zoo_1932.divx#.
Harman, Hugh. (1932). "Bosko and Honey." Internet Archive. [Video]. Retrieved from details/A_Bosko_Cartoon_Collection_1930-1932/10_Bosko_and_Honey_1932.divx#.
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Issue Date:2019-03-15
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-05-06

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