The Quirky Quay Brothers

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For 30 years, brothers Timothy and Stephen Quay have been producing weird, creepy, yet beautifully animated films which feature mysterious worlds that are populated by dolls, puppets and debris. Here and Now's Andrea Shea reports on a new exhibition that pulls back the curtain on the Quay Brothers intricate production process.

Puppet from the Quay Brothers' short animated film "Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies." (Andrea Shea)
Puppet from the Quay Brothers' short animated film "Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies." (Andrea Shea)
Decor from the Quay Brothers' film "The Piano Tuner of Earth Quakes." (Andrea Shea)
Decor from the Quay Brothers' film "The Piano Tuner of Earth Quakes." (Andrea Shea)
Decor from the Quay Brothers short "This Unnamable Little Broom" (Andrea Shea)
Decor from the Quay Brothers short "This Unnamable Little Broom" (Andrea Shea)
Decor from the Quay Brothers' "The Calligrapher." (Andrea Shea)
Decor from the Quay Brothers' "The Calligrapher." (Andrea Shea)
From the Quay Brothers' "Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies" (Andrea Shea)
From the Quay Brothers' "Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies" (Andrea Shea)
From the Quay Brothers' "Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies." (Andrea Shea)
From the Quay Brothers' "Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies." (Andrea Shea)
From the Quay Brothers' "Stille Nacht I." (Andrea Shea)
From the Quay Brothers' "Stille Nacht I." (Andrea Shea)

This program aired on May 11, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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