Dino Di Durante, “Dante’s Inferno Animated” (2012)


Dante’s Inferno Animated is a film created with children in mind to give them the opportunity to learn Dante’s teachings about life while they grow up. The images are as compelling as the story itself.
The film tells Dante Alighieri’s journey through the first part of the afterlife, Inferno. It is organized circle by circle and recited in primitive Italian in Dante’s own words. Dante is guided by his hero Virgil through each circle of Hell and their subdivisions until they reach the center of the Earth and emerged to the other hemisphere into Purgatory.
It features over 50 original color illustrations from the upcoming Dante’s Inferno comic book and magazine series, put together in a series of animation clips that will delight a young as well as an older audience. All the images used in this animation film were originally created byDino Di Durante with the collaboration of Awik Balaian and Riccardo Patesi, under the artistic direction of Boris Acosta. It is worth clarifying that this film is not a cartoon, but an ‘animation’ that is recited, instead of spoken by the animated characters. In other words, there are no speaking characters, but only their motion with the recitation that accompanies the action seen in the film.”    —Dante’s Inferno Animated

Contributed by Sam Woodworth

South Park

south-parkIn “South Park” (episode 410), there is a reference to the River Styx condominiums in hell.

Contributed by Tyler Doherty (EHS student)

Kozik’s Inferno (2000)


“Kozik’s Inferno” is a twelve-episode animated version by Frank Kozik, a rock n’ roll poster artist in San Francisco. It was featured as an internet cartoon in 2000. (Produced by W!ldbrain, Inc.)

Watch video episode here.

Contributed by George Evelyn